Feast – Christmas at The Johnston Collection

Many years ago, 2013 in fact artists and guilds

from the Mornington Peninsula were invited to

create works for The Johnston Collection.

This year work from the last four Christmases past

have been invited to exhibit their work once again.

Click here to read my post from 2013.

 

 

A close up  of some of the roses.

 

 

To read more about The Johnston Collection click here and here.

 
 


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          Julie

More Class Up-date!

Another recent class, Twilight Clematis at Lily Lane.

These lovely ladies were busy making 3D flowers.

Thanks for the fun day.

 

 

Also got to spend some time at the Ninety Mile Beach.

A favourite spot of ours and incredibly we had the beach

to ourselves on this beautiful spring day.

 

 

 

All the spring flowers were in full bloom,

including this gorgeous pink blossom.

 

 

 
 


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          Julie

Class Catch- up!

The gorgeous ladies in my Baltimore Album class at

The Sewing Bee Cafe have been busy

completing their blocks before the next class.

Looking forward to seeing all of their blocks come

together in the next couple of months.

 

 

As have the ladies in my Primrose Manor class,

also at The Sewing Bee Cafe. I love that there is such

diversity of fabrics in both classes.

 

 


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          Julie

Playing Catch-up!

Lately I’ve been a slack posting on my blog.

Thinking that I had posted on Instagram as well as my blog,

but actually only posting on Instagram.

Over the next few days (or weeks) I will

endeavour to catch up with all that’s been happening.

 

 

I’m thrilled and delighted to receive first prize for my Primrose Manor,

at Victorian Quilters Showcase at the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Fair.

 

 

Some closeups of the 3d flowers, gorgeous fabrics and quilting.

 

 

Congratulations to all who entered theirs quilts into Showcase.

You are all winners!

 

 


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          Julie

Class homework / Show & Tell!

Lots of homework completed at yesterdays

Baltimore Garden class

at The Sewing Bee Cafe.

 

Loving those bluebirds, both completely different

but both gorgeous.

 

 

Show and tell in class was a completed ‘Winter Blooms”

 quilt from a class last year this time in batiks.

 


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          Julie

Class Show & Tell!

 

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

AQM – Australian Quilt Market!

Last weekend was spent at AQM,

catching up with lots of lovely store owners

and meeting new ones from here in Australia & overseas.

One of my latest designs “Primrose Manor” was on display

created from the latest Tilda range “Bumblebee”.

 

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Also new, “Floribunda” – tote.

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Will post more of my new designs over the next few days.

 


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          Julie

Finished quilts & Show and Tell!

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of October

and yet we still need the heater going.

Overnight temps as low as 3°C with rain, hail and some places snow.

Stitching by the fire

 

The perfect weather to be inside stitching.

This quilt just back from the quilter needs to be bound.

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And another day, another quilt that needs binding.

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 Some show and tell at Lily Lane, Gwenneth has completed her version of Winter Blooms.

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A close up of the stunning quilting, by Jennifer at Lily Lane.

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Another very pretty version of Winter Blooms, with the applique completed.

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Some wildlife from the Aussie bush, where we are staying.

The kangaroo has a joey in her pouch but unfortunately didn’t come out for us to see.

The magpies are residents that we see all the time.

 
 


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          Julie