Easter weekend!

 

Easter on the Ninety Mile Beach this year started

with some not so good weather, overcast, windy

and rough seas. Although we love this beach

in all weather.

 

What a difference a day makes,

clear skies, calm water and not another person in sight.

 

A visit to the newly opened

Lily Lane Too was in order to purchase some needed supplies.


 

 

To complete my stack of stars.

 

 


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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

Mystery Sewing!

 

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

Decisions & Choices!

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

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

Jardin Parisien!

 

Yesterday I picked up one my new quilts ‘Jardin Parisien’ for the quilters,

made from the latest French General range Ville Fleurie.

 

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Love all of the mauve/purple prints.

 

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Today being rainy/sunny and struggling to reach double figures for much of the day,

 

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is the perfect day to be inside by the fire stitching the binding.

(A chilly 3·7°c outside & a comfortable 18·7°c inside.)

 

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Kits will be available from The Patchwork Tea House,

from either their website or one of the many shows they will be visiting over the next few months.


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          Julie

A visit to Lily Lane!

On a recent visit to Lily Lane, these quilts were spotted.

Samples made from my patterns.

 
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Morning Glory

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Stars over Kansas, looks great made in modern fabrics.

 

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These Tula Pink fabrics were also spotted,

 

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and very excited to bring these home with me.

New designs are drawn up & I can’t wait till I have some time to cut into them.

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          Julie

Lily Lane!

On the way home from the sewing weekend we called into

Lily Lane in Rosedale to organize a workshop for early next year.

Stunning building with high ceilings and great lighting.

 

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Fabric to cater for all tastes.

 

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 French General, a personal favourite of mine.

 

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 Largest collection of Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes

I’ve ever seen. So spoilt for choice.

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Just a  few things for me to play with at home.


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          Julie