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Latest finish…..

A few years ago I thought I would make a Bookshelf quilt for Sara and her husband Lee.

I printed some family photos onto fabric, I gathered up some ribbons and braids to add to the fabrics to look like book bindings.

Started to cut fabrics for the books, the backing of the shelves and the bookcase itself.

I got a couple of shelves complete and that was it, other things got in the way until this year.

Now it’s complete and gifted, they loved it!!

The grey at the bottom represents the carpet and the cream the walls of the room.

I just can’t believe how real it looks!

Enjoy the photos….

Queen size quilt.
Progress 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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Christmas Patterns

Coming out of the Gumnut Gear vault are two of our classic Christmas patterns, Puff Patches Christmas Tree and Santa Sack. Both are newly available through Craftsy, along with a new for download table runner pattern, It’s Time.

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. 

We also have a number of other Christmas themed patterns available, such as the Table Topper table-runner, A Bit Like Christmas quilt, the Welcome Christmas wallhanging and Seasons Greetings table-runner and placemat set.

Table Topper

 

A Bit Like Christmas

Welcome Christmas

Seasons Greetings