And I am…….

All the components for “Saigon” are cut and/or sewn……. it’s just a matter of stitching them now…….  So Exciting!!dscn5719Still have no idea what’s happening in the border or whether there will even be one (think there will).  Hoping inspiration will strike as I stitch.

Have a fab week, Dear Peeps!

Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

Morning

Carole has completed another two “Carousel” blocksdscn5701-1and she worked at setting up another in classdscn5704Beth had all her pieces cut, and she’d started stitching; we auditioned some centre fabrics, two chosen, cut and prepped and she almost completed her first blockdscn5702Marilyn had several fabrics ready to audition for her centres and she nearly has one block completed too.dscn5705Jo is down to the last four of her blocksdscn5706and Sue W started work on those sumptuous fabrics bought last week.dscn5708Afternoon

Lyn stayed all day and started machine appliqueing her blocksdscn5713Fernanda worked hard during the week, producing these by hand and more!dscn5709and in class she started work on the fabrics she bought last week, machining up all thesedscn5716Theresa was back and had a refresher in applique, before she starts on her “real” projectdscn5711Anne had packed away her hand quilting before I could get a pic, so you’ll have to wait until next time to see what she’s doingdscn5714Helen finished her block and we chose fabrics for anotherdscn5710and Linda joined us for the first time, and she’s making a start on a very special baby quilt for a very special baby (and very special Liberty fabrics are being used!)dscn5712Meredithe x

This class is held at Sewn and Quilted

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From “a very fine house”

I had a flying visit to Ma Kettle earlier this week (all is well!).  Due to various circumstances I went by train and as it was just up and back in the day I didn’t want to take any sewing; what I’m up to at the moment is too bulky.  However, I have been angling for some quiet time to read/peruse/savour this book, and a 2 hour train trip proved ideal.This is a beautiful book.  I was very privileged to see some of the quilts in their making when I’ve been stitching with Judy at our sewing group and to see them now complete and elegantly photographed in delightful settings is wonderful.  On the train I read the book from cover to cover and was left feeling calm, encouraged and gently inspired to create beautiful quilts.  (I even went through it again on the return trip!)

Everything is well laid out, Judy’s sentiments are poignant and inciteful, the instructions are clear, there’s a lovely variety of projects and Judy’s inimitable colour sense pervades each of the projects with alluring variety.

If you haven’t done so already, I highly recommend getting this book into your hands and I defy you to not want to make one of these quilts after reading it.

Meredithe x

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From the garden

My hydrangeas are starting to run out of blooms, so I gathered a posy using the few blooms I could get and some other bits and pieces from the garden……and I’m delighted with the result.So pink and white and pretty!

Meredithe x

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Monday sewing

Umm, that’s Monday of last week – bit of catching up to do!

We started with morning tea and scrummy fresh scones courtesy of CarolynAmanda is making starsCarolyn is stitching pentagonsGJ sewed up more of her starsRae prepared blocks for this quiltand I appliquéd more MSGI forgot photos of lunch (zucchini quiche and chicken salad – yum) but we finished the day with delicious Summer fruits.Meredithe x

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Here and Now | February 2017

a summer posy2-dscn5696“Saigon” progress3-dscn5697tomatoes are coming along5-dscn5700Loving //  cooler nights for sleeping
Eating //  we’ve bought a b-b-q so lots of that happening
Drinking //  cups of tea now the weather is a little cooler
Feeling //  tired – and it’s only February!
Making //  lots and lots of triangles for my “Saigon” quilt
Thinking //   there’s a lot to be done in the garden……
Dreaming //  of family Summer holidays at Torquay when I was a child

Joining up with Sarah at Say Little Hen for Here and Now in February.  Go on over and see what others are up to Here and Now.

Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

Morning

Carole has another “Carousel” block madeLeanne has started her “Carousel” too using her Tilda fabricsand in this pretty boxare the yo-yo’s Leanne is  makingSue W and I had great fun choosing these fabrics for a quilt Sue will be makingfrom this bookBeth is cutting all her “Carousel” pieces first and has just three more fabrics to draw upMarilyn started stitching her first blockJo worked on more of her blocksand Sue E has just a few more centres to appliqué on

Afternoon

Lyn stayed all day and thinks she has all 80 of her blocks made nowFernanda worked on her hexie blocks over Summer – these are just a fewand she saved all of these doileys from the fate of being thrown in the rubbish to use in her blocksand for something extra to do (!) Fernanda cut out these large hexies for a new quiltAnne joined us for the first time, and had a lesson in hand quiltingFrances started putting together her star blocks on pointTineke started appliqueing her corner  blocksand Helen worked on her block and just might have bought some more fabrics!Meredithe x

This class is held at Sewn and Quilted

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