New Quilt

Hi,

How the time fly’s! Been busy with Instagram and having a good time with posting pictures. Touch of a button and it’s all done in seconds.

Apart from that I’ve been working on a new quilt for a block of the month. I put together some paper pieces and found a good place for them.

On this quilt. No name yet.

Good day to sew as it’s pouring with rain here in Auckland.

Until next time,

Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bird Walk Cushion

Hi,

I enjoyed making this cushion but had forgotten about it until it arrived back in the post. Homespun always take photographs in lovely settings. The photos were taken at a place called The Whalers Cottage, Hyams Beach NSW. A lovely place to sit and sew!

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I did a smaller version on a linen background.

There are lots of lovely projects in this issue of Australian Homespun. I love this pattern Japanese Ice Cream by Chris Jurd.ย  A lovely scrappy quilt.

Until next time,

Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

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Echino Linen Cushion

Hi,

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. Been sewing in between cooking and eating Christmas cakes. A bright blue sky here today so I expect a lot of us will be heading to the beach for a long walk!

Love this linen fabric, it’s lovely to sew with. Although it’s a great weight for cushions I still put some iron-on batting on the top and quilted it a little. Mainly because I like the look.

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I cut open a feather pillow for this cushion and made an insert…probably best to do it outside in the garden. A real messy job but well worth it.SANY0816

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Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Sewing Project

Hi,

Merry Christmas to everyone who reads this blog and to everyone else as well! I’ve started a new block of the month for next year, for All Things Patchwork. It has all sorts of techniques in it so it’s fun to do. A couple of sneak peaks.

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Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gloves

Hi,

I haven’t got much to show except for some gloves I finished. They go with the scarf I made earlier for mum in the UK. A little piece of New Zealand Possum in them. They aren’t liked here as they eat what they shouldn’t I’m told. I feel a bit sorry for them so maybe I’ll swap to Alpaca as they get the royal treatment!

 

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Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

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Quilt Show

Hi,
A few photos from the Auckland Quilt Festival.

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A lovely quilt that caught my eye…

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And this one from Tula Pink’s 100 quilt blocks. One I have on my to do list.

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This was another gorgeous quilt that won lots of ribbons.

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Love this quilt and all the fabrics. Margaret’s Gypsy Wife quilt and close ups of the quilting done by Rebecca, Margaret’s daughter. Wishing someone in my family was a long arm quilter!!

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and…..I’ve been enjoying
myself playing with paper piecing and chopping up fabrics and enjoying the sunshine !
Until next time,
Linda:)

 

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Spring and New Projects

Hi,
I went to the Helensville Art weekend yesterday and had a great time seeing all the things everyone makes. So many artistic people in one village. I think they all gravitate to live amongst those beautiful rolling green hills. Today is a good day to go with the sun finally out!
I went outside and took a few photos of the spring flowers. They remind me of Kaffe Fasset colours.

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I haven’t had much to show sewing wise as I had deadlines to finish. Not keen on that at all as it seems to take away the enjoyment a bit.
So now feeling free a new project has been started. Looking at some fabrics for a new quilt and can’t wait to get started.

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Have a lovely long weekend,
Linda

 

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Kathy Doughty Class

Hi,
I have a couple of pictures from Kathy Doughty Modern Wedge class last weekend at All Things Patchwork. I found it all very inspiring and came away with ideas! The sun was pouring through the window in this photo and I do need a new camera.

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This is Sue’s quilt and the original below ……
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is from Kathy’s book Adding Layers.

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Madeline’s blocks using Vintage style fabricsย and the binding’s on my table runner.

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Have a great weekend,
Clocks go forward on Sunday,
Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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