Creative style….

Last week I went to the second part of class I had attended to make a “Scrappy” Quilt As You Go.  The night before I caught up with my work only to find out that I had rushed myself and didn’t concentrate on what I was doing and made mistakes.  I started to do some of the quilt and understanding how to put them together the right way.  So after completing the class I looked at what I had done.  I’m just about to make some more of the pieces I need to replace but what to do with the mistake squares.  Well while I was looking at the quilt on the floor, my dog (Raphy) made himself comfortable on the wrong squares…solution to make a dog blanket with the mistakes.  See even a dog must likes a home made quilt.

Scrappy Quilt As You Go

Close-up of stitchery

Scrappy Quilt As You Go

Back view

Scrappy Quilt As You Go

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Do you take some quilting with you while you go somewhere.  I always have some craft work in my car.  I have just finished some stitchery for part of a pillow that I did at the Christmas in July with Gail Pan.  This is the first time I have used Cottage Garden Threads.  These are cottons that are variegated and are made in Australia.  They were very nice to work with and I love how they work with this stitchery.

Christmas in July

I’ve also been working on another project – Chateau Hexagon by Lynette Anderson.  I have already received the third BOM and have to trace them on to the fabric.  I don’t mind tracing but I don’t have a light box.  Being creative I made one.  I brought a A4 clipboard which had a plastic clear sleave on it and a reading light – thus a light box.

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A busy week….

This week with trying to juggle work commitments, I went to two classes – one was a quilt as you go and the other was Christmas in July.

Quilt as you go

This quilt I started at Whatever Whereever, a local quilt shop.  Helen was running a class to learn how to quilt as you go.  I used French General Espirit de Noel.  I was very happy with the start of my quilt.  It looks very good if I say myself.

Christmas in July Christmas in July

Christmas in July Christmas in July

Later this week, I went to Christmas in July run by The Christmas Beetle where Gail Pan from Gail Pan Designs where I went to the trunk show and a stitchery workshop.  As you can gather, the theme was Christmas.  I’ve just stated mine and I hope to have them finished before Christmas.  We had lovely cakes which had little birds on them made by Lana The Cake Lady, pumpkin soup and chicken and vegetable soup.  I brought some patterns and more fabrics.  I can’t wait for it to do another class – maybe attend a retreat.  If you can recommend one let me know…..