Tag Archives: hand appliqué

Message in a Bottle

Helen and I both have the “Message in a Bottle” pattern by our lovely friend Irene Blanck and have decided it would be a good project to do “together” (as much as that can be these days) Helen gave me … Continue reading

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Block book/s

Jay asked in a comment the other day what a Block Book was and could I show some examples. Only too happy to, Jay! A block book is a book-style container, sometimes with “pages”, usually of cotton wadding, used to … Continue reading

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Around here

~ Picked a bunch of allsorts from the garden. I’m no florist, but I was pleased with how they look ~ Looking through one of my block books, I discovered this partially completed applique block and finished it It’s for … Continue reading

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Class show and tell

For the first week at the quilt shop, Eltham…… Val has finished the start of her centre for her version of “Mrs Billings Coverlet” and in class we chose the triangles, corners and border for the next round I helped … Continue reading

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Squealers

Lots of baking by our group for a really “healthy” afternoon tea! and while we scoffed our faces, there was lots to see on the sewing/crafting front……. Kaye has finished the body of her “Lollypop Tree” quilt by Kim Mclean, … Continue reading

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Friday sewing

My turn for Friday sewing last week and as I’d had a busy morning there was no home baking, but a nice spread nevertheless! Helen had created a lovely pile of “Go-Go Wheels” to work on and Maree steadily worked … Continue reading

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Casual sewing

My students have always complained that it’s a long time between final class in December and first class in February, so this year I organised with Carol to have two casual sewing days at the shop; there’s no tuition but … Continue reading

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Squealers

We had our first Squealers get together for 2020 (ooh, how funny to be typing that number!), just a small group as lots of us were away. Food, of course (although there wasn’t a lot of home baking that day!)Helen … Continue reading

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Class show and tell

Our last class for 2019 for group 1 at the quilt shop started with delicious home baking by Denise and Frances and wonderful fresh strawberries and my first taste of cherries for this Summer also from Frances.  Denise was particularly … Continue reading

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Class show and tell

Morning Leanne had made another vintage-style pin cushion to show usand in class she finished appliqueing the curved border of her quilt top and we set out some of her hexagons to see how it will lookMarilyn is sewing her … Continue reading

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