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.
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.
It’s the first day of a long weekend here in New South Wales, and boy do we love long weekends! It’s a chance to relax, spend time with family, and of course sew, sew, sew!
Gumnut Gear’s half price pattern clearance is still going, with $9.00 fat quarter bundles and finished items at cost price. We also stock a large range of quilting and sewing threads in plains and variegated colours.
And now, all weekend long, you can get free shipping within Australia when you spend at least $75.00 in one order! So drop by our online store and find your next patchwork or sewing projects.
Santa Sack is perfect for holding presents and other goodies ready for Christmas morning. It can be personalised by appliquéing a name on the front of the bag (letter shapes are included in the pattern).
Puff Patches Christmas Tree is a beautiful hanging decoration. It can be made two-sided to hang in doorways or from ceilings, or one-sided for decorating walls and doors.
It’s Time is a cheery table runner, great for adorning the Christmas table when made in Christmas colours or prints. Or make it in any colour scheme you like for year-round use.