Really, when I say just another day “working” at the Quilt Shop, I mean “playing”… because working with fabric is play don’t you think?
Mind you, I did “work” hard today because I was making up kits for a new collection of fabric…
It’s called Harvest Spice by Andover Fabrics, designed by Nancy Murty:
I bought it a few years ago when I was about to open shop in Oz… but then we moved here again, so I’ve been slowly bringing it over in my suitcase 🙂
This morning I made the most of the classroom at the Shop and spread out…
With a pot of tea of course….
I had already cut half of the fabric for the kits in Oz:
This gorgeous quilt uses panels in each of the blocks, some large ones:
And the ones in the other blocks are smaller:
Being a bit OCD I cut the smaller ones with scissors because I didn’t want to rotary cut them and go crooked. Thankfully it was fairly easy to just go from corner to corner on the little squares.
I am trying to get 10 kits made up… each kit has 23 yards of fabric, and 13 different fabrics 🙂 So it is quite a job to get them all cut up… but I am down to only two more bolts to cut…
I did however hit a snag……….
I only had enough of this fabric to put into 7 kits:
I am hoping there are still a few bolts in Oz and have sent out an SOS message to my dad to go and look…. If there is, we have a friend visiting his family in Melbourne at the moment, and I am hoping he can bring it back for me….
While I was busy “working”, Lori, our resident dressmaker, made this cute dolls dress:
I am not sure why she is making dolls dresses… but I am guessing they are samples for classes, or for sale.. Lori sews all sorts of things for the shop, like these dresses that I have posted about before:
And these cushions that decorate the top of the shelves in the shop:
Well, we had a very productive day… and tomorrow I will be teaching, so I’d better finish up this post and go to bed!
Wouldn’t you like to “work” at a quilt shop too?
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