Social distancing…

With all the social distancing happening at moment, it has to be hard for the children to understand why they suddenly and for who know how long can’t spend time wth their grandparents.

One of my granddaughters asked me “if we are self isolating properly and Grandad and you are doing the same, why can’t we do it together?”

This got me thinking, so Mick and I took a photo of each other. I transferred them to fabric and made them into cushions “ Cuddle Cushions “.

I made 2 sets, one for each family and posted them to the children. I’m now getting reports of lots of cuddles, sleepovers and inclusions in games and school work.

Glad I made them.

 

Till next time…..Keep Sewing!

 

What a year!

2020 wow, what a year so far.

Horrific bush fires followed by some beautiful rain on drought stricken land and now the Coronavirus. We will get through this and come out well on the other side, whenever that may be.

Now, I’m into my 3rd week without classes, a very odd quite time. FaceTime and phone calls are just not quite the same as the hands on that I’m used too.

It took me a few days to get my head around the fact that I suddenly had all this spare time. Time that I didn’t have to work on all the ideas and projects that have been floating around in my head. Now! I have the time to plan and make new projects, new classes, new patterns and I’m into it.

Firstly I needed to complete a few things I had started or planed.

No 1 on my list was to make a cover for the quilting machine. From my stash I took a tub of 2 1/2” squares and started alternating colour and neutral till I got the effect I wanted. 396 squares later I’m very pleased with the end result.

There’s lots more I have been doing, but that will have to wait for another day.

Keep sewing and stay safe.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

October Offer: A Year in the Land of Aus pattern set

The award-winning block of the month quilt, A Year in the Land of Aus, is now available as a full set of patterns, or as individual pattern blocks.

Each block depicts a month in Australia, and can be made as individual mini- wallhangings or put together to make the quilt, which could also be hung as a large wallhanging.

Just for October 2018, A Year in the Land of Aus pattern sets are AUD85.00 and individual block patterns are AUD7.50 plus postage* (save over 25% off regular prices).

Pattern sets and individual blocks are available directly from our studio, or can be ordered by contacting Therese via email or phone (0402 867 180). Payment can be made via paypal (using therese@gumnutgear.com.au), credit card or direct deposit.

* Postage for full sets is AUD10.00, or AUD3.00 for individual blocks within Australia (email for international postage quotes)