A weekend treat….

I have been very neglectful of late, but we tend to have busy lives and forget to pay attention to somethings.   So I need to make it up.

I have finished another block in the Gail Pan Berries and Bluebirds.  I’m very happy with it.  Redoing some of the berries has made the blocks look much better and I’m more happy with it.

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I spent sometime finishing a quilt as you go quilt that I hadn’t finished.  I was very happy with it and it now is on my bed.  My puppies love this new quilt and when I can’t find them, I am sure to find them on the bed.  I notice that a lot of animals tend to love quilts too.

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I have also been doing another quilt.  Isn’t funny how when you use a pattern and make the quilt, you really don’t know how big it is until you put it on your bed.  This quilt was to be 80″ by 94″ and it looks very big.  I used the moda range Chantilly by Lauren and Jessica Jung with a royal blue used as a contrast colour. It was done using mainly a jelly roll and layer cake with very little scraps.  I have made it my son’s friend – hope they like it when it is finished.

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I also attended a day class with Helen Stubbing from Hugs ‘n’ Kisses and Rosaline Quinlan for their Stitching, through Sew Bright Alpine, at the Maze located at the Wandiligong Maze Café, located just 6kms from Bright.  Lots of fun and a great day.  The sponge cake was huge.  I also got a little look at Helen’s new book which looked very nice.

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Well I shall sign off for now and promise that I will keep you up to date with my going ons.

 

 

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Chateau Hexagon

Well I few weeks ago I sent an email to Lynette Anderson and got a very helpful response and intern was told that here was going to be another button club.  She had two names and I told her that the latter was much better and I’m glad she decided to use it.  Its called Chateau Hexagon and if you go to Lynette’s page or just press the button on my page for Chateau Hexagon.  I’ve just started to get into hexagons since starting Hugs ‘n’ Kisses projects and just love the paper hexies that you do not have to remove.  They just wash away.  So I signed up with the Little Quilt Store and am counting the days till I get my new project…Oh I just realized that will be about the 5 project I’ve got going now…Gee looks like I’m going to have to manage my time to get them all finished by the end of the year HA HA HA

Stitch In Time 2013

Last weekend I went to Melbourne where I saw both Gail Pan and Jennifer Knol. It was a great day. I learnt how to do a colonial knot and different way to do my binding and Dresden quilting. It was a great day with food and great company and lots of prizes. I won a pattern from Jennifer Knol which was a Dresden Quilt. I also got a signed copy of the new Gail Pan book – looks great. And because my friend came with me, we both had dinner with Gail the night before. If your in Albury in July, Gail will be doing Christmas In July with The Christmas Beetle.  Just send Mrs C an email – I think there may be some places available.

P.S.  Also email Mrs C if you are interested in seeing Helen Stubbings from Hugs ‘n’ Kisses

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas

Hello everyone I hope you had a happy Christmas and New Year. I spent it with my children. I have almost finished Long Time Ago In Bethleham, had a little problem with finishing Twas the night before Christmas and am slowly catching up with Christmas in Italy and Fernhill which only means I have to get my act together. I am hoping to have Long Time Ago In Bethleham finished over the weekend. I hope you and yours had a wonder time and I’ll catch up again.