Sewing machine saga and hexies

I have sent my sewing machine back to be repaired.  I’m hoping to have it returned soon, ready and will to perform my quilts.  Currently I’m using my other machine which works ok but needs to have some fine tuning.

Is anyone doing Hugs ‘n’ Kisses’ Cornelian?  I’m currently doing it and have just started to put on the hexies on the first block.  Of course it is French General range of fabrics and it looks very nice. I got mine through Quilt Fabric Delights Creative and I love it. The kit uses the applique pre-cut paper which dissolve in water.  I’ve only just starting to do hexies, but this is really fun.  Again, I am a little behind and have to catch up but that is fine.  Since my studies have completed, I’ll be able to catch up with some of my quilt and get them finished.

Cornelian

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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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So little time and so much to do…

I’ve been trying to get some things finished this week.  Have I achieved that – well in part yes.  I have just got to put the handles on my Doctor’s Bag and then I’ll have a new work bag.  It should be big enough to put my cup, my workbelt, some food, keys, mobile phone and my stethoscope.  Should be big enough.  Oh and I love the fabric – French General which I got from Quiltopida!Designs and the pattern was designed by Joy’s Patch.

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As I had Sunday off, I went to Craft Alive in Wodonga.  Lots of quilts around and I brought some more buttons for Welcome to the North Pole and some fabrics.  I was so happy to find a layer cake by moda called Sakura Park which is the one my daughter wanted and I also got a pattern to use for the jelly roll that I had already found in the same range from Katie’s Patchwork Pack.  I also found a quilt that I wanted but as luck might have it I didn’t have enough money but grabbed a business card and will be getting that quilt.  While looking around, you’ll never guess who I ran into – Rosalie Quinlan and I asked her to help me to select my fabric for Scandinavian Rose.  Made it so much easy to have the designer there but I didn’t feel pushed into buying what was chosen.  I’m very happy with the range though we have chosen.

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Now to cut some more fabric and do some studying….oh and do my tax (yuck!!!)

Happy Stitching

It’s Time for Christmas

It's time for ChristmasWell a few months ago I came across this quilt.  I fell in love with it, so I ordered the material which I have just got and started on the first block.  I love the fabric range – with most of it being French General which has a lovely range of colors.  The only problem is that it is very popular and if not snapped up quickly – it can be gone.  This quilt tends to use a variety of the French General range.  The first block is Shopping Day show the snowman going shopping.  The second block is The perfect pudding – I’d like to think that was what the snowman was shopping for.  The quilt was designed by Bronwyn Hayes from Red Brolly.  Looks like I have some catching up to do…

It's time for Christmas