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Off and running.

Well, here we are in the second week of the new year, can you believe it!

So far I been enjoying my break, a time to relax and recharge.

However it has not been all rest, I have been working on a rather large quilt that I will reveal later. Stay tuned.

Over the past couple of days I have had one of my grand daughters (9 year old) staying with me. We decided to make some Joey pouches. So into the stash we went, set up 2 machine and in to it.     All for a good cause.                                                                                                            A couple of photos to show our progress.

Bye for now.

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More workshops. Kaleidoscope and Jelly Roll Rug.

In August we had a kaleidoscope Quilt workshop held at Gunnedah Fashion Fabrics.

With one fabric and a small amount of contrast, cut carefully and the magic begins. We had 3 colour waves, yet each quilt looked totally different.

This is the original black fabric.

In September I travelled to Kiama for a Jelly Roll Rug workshop.

It was a great day, lots of colour. Well done ladies.

More rug photos in previous .

Final round up for 2019 tomorrow.

Mystery Quilt and Free Motion Quilting.

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And June continues.

At the end of June I travelled to Muswellbrook to present a 2 day mixed workshop to a group of fabulous ladies, they had chosen 2 different quilts and 3 different bag.

Over the 2 days each lady progressed beautifully with there projects, there was lots of conversation and giggles along the way.

The ladies organised delicious morning teas and lunches.

It was a most enjoyable couple of days.

Enjoy the photos.

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June 2019

June was a big month for me.

It started with a workshop called “Strippy Scrappy” making the blocks and joining them together using a “Quilt as you go” technique, there were some gorgeous results.

Later in June came the Sydney Quilt and Craft Show.

I entered a quilt I made called “Sisters”. The fabrics that I used were given to me by two of my sisters, Annette and Sue, which they purchased in Japan while on a quilting tour.

On the Sunday night prior to the quilt show I received and email. This was telling me that I had won a prize, but not what the prize was. Would I be able to be in Sydney on Wednesday for the presentation – of course I was going to be there. Before I went to bed that night I had booked flights to Sydney and back for Wednesday.

At the presentation I was awarded 2nd place in the Pieced Quilt Professional category and I was over the moon.

That’s it for today, tomorrow I’ll tell you about the rest of June and beyond.

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2019 Done and Dusted!

Well here we are at the end of 2019, it feels like it went by in a blink.

I haven’t been on here since February, so I have decided to do a small recap of some what you may have missed.

The Regular General Sewing Classes have gone along as usually, Tuesday evenings weekly, Tuesday monthly, Thursday monthly and Saturday afternoons monthly.

The Junior Sewing Classes have been running smoothly, Tuesday Or Thursday afternoons twice a month. With the January holiday class ready to go.

Workshops were popular. In February we had Get to know your Overlocker.

Jelly Roll Rug making was so much fun with classes in March and April here in the studio with another in Kiama in September.

Some of the colours were just amazing! Well done ladies!!

Enjoy the photos, more recap tomorrow.

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Finally finished!

Some years ago I designed a quilt called “Chloe’s Quilt”, the quilt top was made for a Mystery Quilt Weekend. The weekend came and went, we then went on and sold many patterns and kits for it – but still the quilt remained unfinished.

Guilt got the better of me just before Christmas, when during a conversation about quilts with my grand daughter it came up that it was still not finished.

So today is the day, it is finally finished and ready for her bed.

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2nd Place

A few years ago, two of my sisters travelled to Japan. Whilst they were there they purchased some beautiful Japanese fabrics, which they gave to me. There were seven different fabrics in reds, yellows, blues and purples. I tossed around what to do with them for quite some time, before deciding on a curvy design. I began in one corner, alternating lights and darks in curvy strips, flowing around the corner to the opposite side. It was all tied together with a stripy border on two sides. I was extremely happy with the resulting quilt, which I named ‘Sisters’.

 

‘Sisters’ was entered in the 2018 Canberra Quilt Show, where it was awarded 2nd place in the Large Quilt (Professional) Category. I am completely thrilled! It was amazing to see my quilt hanging at the Quilt Show with its red ribbon. Such a great feeling.

Now I am planning a new quilt ready for next year’s Quilt Show!