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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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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 S-B Cafe B-G Jan17e

 

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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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Mystery Revealed!

 

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.

 

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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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Happy New Year 2017!

 

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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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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Merry Christmas!

 

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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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Love those Purples!

 

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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Mystery Progress!

 

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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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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