quilt day…

Quilt group was at my place on the weekend,  I loved having lots of laughter and chatter in my house.

There was the usual stitching and eating and some showing of quilts.

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This lovely hexagon quilt was made by Mary.

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Love how she used lots of fabrics…

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Another 1930’s quilt by Mary.

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Snowball quilt made by Janet…it had a wonderful colour combination

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There is a couple of my quilts on the pile underneath….

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Janet is working on a Lucy Boston quilt.

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It was a very nice day…and our new dining table that extends to 2.1 metres worked wonderfully for everyone to sit around.

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Happy new year..

Happy New Year, all my friends! We once again went to our little towns fireworks on New Year’s Eve…which finishes by 10 pm…as it’s a family new year eve event, with rides and fun for kids. My fireworks pics didn’t go as planned so I will show a pic of one of the rides instead.

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And today we had a quiet day at home…our son was home for a week over Christmas, and he went back to Cairns on Tuesday. So now it’s time to put away the Christmas decorations….

Yesterday, I started the quilt kit I got for Xmas. It will go together quickly as it’s mainly borders. I am making it for my lounge room quilt, to snuggle under in winter! I would like to finish it by the time the quilt group meets in a few weeks so I have something to show!

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The centre of the quilt…

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Border added…

I love french general fabric…while I was away on our trip to Canberra in early December, all the fabric I bought was French General!

roses and sewing

I’m looking forward to the days being warmer.  I went to the sewing room for a while, but was just too cold, so I’m back inside where it’s warmer.  I have been making double wedding ring arcs, I pulled out all the blue scraps I have.  It makes such a mess playing with scraps, anyway I can shut the door and tidy it later.

These pretty roses were $5 at Woolworth’s…

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They aren’t perfect, but so pretty!

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And this is another quilt I have been working on. The Di Ford mystery quilt from Quiltmania magazine.   This is round 3, I have already made round 4, I just need to finish this applique border before the next magazine arrives.

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One of the things I like about the mystery BOM is that I get to work with fabrics I might not choose.

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