Class Show & Tell! - January 17th, 2017



 

At a recent sewing day at

The Sewing Bee Cafe, lots of ladies who have been

attending my classes brought along the blocks

they had been working on over the holidays.

(Sorry for the blurry pics)

 

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Beginners Applique class above,

Baltimore Garden class below.

 

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This one waiting for the 3D flowers we will be putting together next month.

 

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I love to see these quilts coming together.

Well done ladies, your blocks are looking great.



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Julie
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Mystery Revealed! - January 16th, 2017



 

A great sunrise a couple of days ago,

with dark clouds and a red sky.

Reminded me of the old saying

 ‘Red sky at  night Shepard’s delight.

red sky in the morning Shepard’s warning’.

How true it is, half an hour into our walk and it started to rain

and rain and rain and rain.

Quite a relieve after all the hot weather we’ve had.

 

Sunrise 13-1-17a

 

Mystery quilt has been revealed, with many participants

staying up sewing to complete their quilts.

At the moment all I have time for,

is to lay mine out to see the possibilities.

The first, is the layout per instructions.

 

En Provence Finale1

 

As my lighter purples are a little too light,

they tend to run into my neutrals. (light grey)

I turned my purple four patch blocks around to reveal the second pic.

 

En Provence Finale2

 

I’m tempted to go with the second choice.

 
 



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Julie
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Happy New Year 2017! - December 31st, 2016



 

As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in a brand New Year of 2017,

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of my readers, followers,

 class participants and stockists all the best for the coming year.

 

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Julie
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Mystery Sewing! - December 30th, 2016



 

Week/clue 5 of the Mystery Quilt is now complete,

 

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with much of week/clue 4 also complete.

 

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Yesterday summer storms rolled in after temperatures of 38°c. (100°f)

This was the view from the road as we raced over to the beach for more pics.

 

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Looks impressive and makes our beach look very tropical,

but not a lot of rain for us compared to other places.



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Julie
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Merry Christmas! - December 25th, 2016



 

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A few of my Christmas quilts designs for this year.

Above is Christmas Grandeur and below is

Christmas by Moonlight.

 

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The last one is Christmas Spirit.

 
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Best Wishes to all for a happy & safe Christmas.

 
 



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Julie
December 25th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Love those Purples! - December 22nd, 2016



 

Part 4 of the Mystery quilt is not stitched yet, just cut out in preparation.

 

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After working on my purple 4 patch, I realized I needed more fabric.

A check of my stash revealed these beauties just waiting to be used.

 

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Now I can add some more variety to these partly

completed 4 patches.

 

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Still more of the grey 4 patches to be completed as well.

 

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Julie
December 22nd, 2016 | 3 Comments »

Last class for 2016! - December 19th, 2016



 

Last class for 2016

was a needleturn applique class

at The Sewing Bee Cafe.

 

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Over the summer break this block will be

made into a larger project.

 
 



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Julie
December 19th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Mystery Progress! - December 16th, 2016



 

While tidying up the sewing room, I can across these assorted greys,

left over from other projects throughout the year.

A quick and easy decision was made to change my

neutrals to these.

 

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Time wise it has set me back a little,

some time is left before the next clue comes out.

Loving how these are coming together.

 

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My week 2 blocks are grouped together in colour

not by number, at least these are completed.

 

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And a good start to week 3.

 

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Have a look at everyone’s progress here.

 



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Julie
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Decisions & Choices! - December 9th, 2016



Before I get left behind too far with the mystery quilt which is already

at the 2nd week, I had to decide on fabrics.

This year I really wanted to use something different from the suggested colours.

Finally I am going with this as my constant

and I should have enough if I want to use this for the binding

depending how big it ends up,

 

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as for the remaining fabric selection they will be chosen as needed.

 

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I’ll spend a few hours this afternoon stitching these units together

and hopefully some of the four patch from week one.

Using my trusty little Husqvarna from the seventies.

 

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Julie
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New Projects & Fabric Sorting! - December 2nd, 2016



 

Its that time of year when my sewing rooms needs to be reorganized,

to sort the fabric stash and to play prepare for new projects

in the new year.

 
 

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These have been pulled from the stash, for something in the not too far future.

 

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Its also that time of the year that many of us start a mystery quilt.

Not sure of my colourway yet, as I’m wanting to use something different

from the suggested colour palate.

 

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Although I did grab these from my neutral fat quarters,

but won’t go with the brights.

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Hopefully will have made my mind up before the next clue.

 



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Julie
December 2nd, 2016 | 4 Comments »


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