It is 8 am, the sun is shining and half an hour ago I waved goodbye to my three boys who are off on a 4WD camping trip for the week. Two minutes after they left I was on Nina quilting this:
It is a quilt I started at Alice’s for Cameron. Poor guy, he pays for all the fabric and I hadn’t made him one yet! Thanks to Alice for letting me work on it nonstop last week, I managed to get the top done and then we used her floor to pin it. My floor isn’t big enough!! I’ve just quilted it very simply as you can see. I will put the binding on and then do some meandering on it as well.
Yesterday I went to Ballarat Patchwork and got the requirements I need for my machine quilting class that is on next week. I can’t wait! I’m sure I will pick up quite a few new things. While I was there, I picked up this new product:
It is called Dreamline Quilt Backing and looks great! I want to use it for my mystery marathon quilt. You just follow the lines and when you wash the quilt, the blue lines disappear 🙂 How cool is that? I will keep you posted….
Most of the week has been catching up with things around the house. I did loads of washing, moved the furniture in the kitchen around to try to make it more school, sewing and cooking friendly, and of course helped the guys get packed up for their camping trip. I also spent a bit of time on the phone catching up with friends 🙂 One of my dear friends came around for a cuppa – she was the one who went to Africa. She brought me back this bag:
I’ve used the bag quite a bit already 🙂
And on to other news… of course you must have all heard about the new blog on the block : Among the Gum Trees. They are having a whole bunch of giveaways at the moment, so go check it out!!
And something very very, very, very, very exciting for me – I won something from Di!!! A paper piecing pattern as well as a prize for doing her Christmas challenge 🙂 I do love paper piecing! Thanks Di! I’ll be looking in the mailbox every day!!!
That is all for today I think. I have more things to write about, including the bushfire quilt, so I shall be back in the next few days… Have a great weekend everyone!
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