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Last years block of the month

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Summer School Bookings.

Hi Everyone,
Such a lovely long weekend and nice to have some time at home.
I hope to get the last two blocks sorted out for The Marriage quilt but I really should be doing my boring.
Yes you are getting a new post rather quickly but I am avoiding my paper work plus I am not looking forward to discovering how much I have spent on fabric.
Two of the classes for Summer School are fully booked but there are still places in other classes.
I have had questions about what type of fabric to buy for the broderie purse on County Kilkenny so here are a couple of photos to help.
I do have some birds and baskets left so always happy to share.


My Lovely border.

Also for the girls doing Miss Porter and John if you want little sayings in your blocks you might look some up.

We had a great time at Cottage Quilt Works last week and the new fabrics just kept being delivered a great time to shop.
Here is some of the girls work.
Plain and Fancy.
You don't always need a stripe to fussy cut.

The miss Austen's.

Three great panels to use for this quilt and the pattern allows for any size.
Bev finished Anna and Miss Austen's garden.

A very inspiring three days!
Finally from my Concord group Julie has finished her version of The folk Art Quilt.

In my last blog I mentioned I bought The Auntie Green pattern at the Sydney show, I bought my pattern from Irene Blanck and it is a really great pattern, cant wait to start.
Well there is no getting around it I will have to do my tax now I have run out of excuses.
Have a lovely long weekend girls,


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Summer School

I have spent most of today sending emails for Summer School.
If you have not received the information please email me so I can send one out, apologies if I missed you, the list is so big!
I love the beautiful basket quilt Susan is teaching another pattern for my retirement, I bought Auntie Green at the Sydney show and that is calling my name perhaps I should buy the fabric for it just in case.
We are having dinner at The Paragon again it was so lovely last year, should we ware vintage clothes? I think yes.
Our technical class is just about booked out it is interesting in these days of glue and supposedly new fast techniques for everything our most popular class is taking the time to improve hand stitching.
I have tried lots of new ways to sew quilts but I always go back to stitching the way my grandma did its the only way I really relax. I can almost see the young quilters out there rolling their eyes at me, we are all different and there are no rules saying how you should make your quilt.

Let us look at some quilts.
This is my Folk Art Quilt hanging up at Quilt Smith, Melinda is one of the few shops who have a wall big enough.
One of my students had her Folk Art Quilt in the Sydney show, the picture of her quilt ended up in Quilt Mania.
Vicky from Miranda designed this quilt herself.
Here are the girls at work in the Blueberries shop Wyong.
Marion's quilt. My design Antique Applique.

All the Plain and Fancy quilts on the go.

Anna just put a bag of skittles on my desk and I cant stop eating them.
Sharon has nearly finished Miss Austen's Garden.
Carol finished French Mosaic.
Helen's Folk Art.

Annette Nottingham quilt.
I love watching my designs turn into these beautiful quilts it is so satisfying to see all the different versions.
Well my son is coming for tea and it is now 5.30 so I best get on, my other son Jake or horizontal as he is affectionately know has only been up a short time and thinks its lunch time.
I will be at Cottage Quilt Works next week so hope to have plenty of show and tell.
Take care everyone,


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spring at last

The weather is finally warmer I have sat outside to eat my lunch twice this week, so tired of the cold it has been a very long winter.
Thank you to all the girls who emailed me last week asking how I was my medical procedure is over and I am much better nothing serious or scary just annoying as the cyst on my back was in such an awkward spot and large I didn't mind not being able to do housework but not able to sew was the pits!
I was home a week and unable to do my homework for class, but today I made a start here's the proof.
My sewing room.

Block six of The Marriage Quilt is on the way.
Fabrics in the foreground have been chosen for next major works inspired by daffodils, tulips and other spring flowers.
I am loving all the old brights that are available at the moment Rhonda from Post Office Patchwork Glenbrook gave me a bundle of Pomegranate by The Rock Mountain Quilt Museum 1800-1850 by Bluehill fabrics just delicious.
Glenbrook was my first classes after my week off so here are the girls and their homework.
First two quilts are Ruth's.
Lucy Boston.

French Mosaic

Liz just needs to finish her mitred corners on French Mosaic.

Pru didn't want a Cream Tea so here is her Green Tea.
Just love it!

My Summer School samples are almost ready just need a few bits and pieces to organise and your emails will be sent.
I will see the girls at Quiltsmith tomorrow and then on to Miranda for Thursday Friday so look forward to catching up.
I will be keeping up with my blog now!
Stay safe everyone
Karen x