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Friday, October 30, 2015

Towards the next finish

I was having a little tidy up in my sewing room this week (read that as trying to find space on the floor) and found my bag of Maltaville Album blocks.  I started making these blocks ages ago, from a pattern created by Margaret at Quiltstaion.  The original quilt is in the Smithsonian Museum.  I decided also that I was not going to make all the blocks, and stopped at 36,

I rifled through my stash of fabric, and found something for the sashing, and started cutting and sewing.

I have enough of the sashing material to use it on the cross length, then I can use a double width (two stripes) for the border.  I have never sashed an applique quilt before, but I have always loved the look of it.  The fabric  for the sashing was one I bought on sale *somewhere* and thought it would like nice in *something*.....well the time has come.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Adjustable Ruler

Just when you thought you had seen every quilting gadget imaginable, Karen Kay Buckley, has brought out something new......a Perfect Adjustable Ruler.


I am not at all surprised about this, as it is a natural follow on from the Adjustable Square, with the same interlocking pieces.  One of my friends, who had bought the square, told me how she had used the pieces to take to an interstate retreat, when she needed a long ruler.  The conventional long ruler did not fit into her carry on luggage.
So, the rulers come in 3"wide and 6"wide and it locks together to make rulers 6", 12", 18"and 24".  All the pieces go into these beautiful little pouches, made from purple and green felt.

There is a Youtube video link that shows you how it works.  If you click HERE you can see it.

I put the same link into the Legend and Lace website but it refuses to work, so I am at a loss.

So far, I have sent a few of these off to some Australian quilting magazines for a "test run"but they are fresh off the plane.  Hopefully we will see some reviews soon.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Almost a Mystery

The last couple of years my friend Mary Rothe and I have conducted a Melbourne Cup Mystery quilting day.  This year we are doing "Almost a Mystery".  You can see what we are making, but the way we make it is the mystery.  There is no foundation piecing, no special ruler, and no templates.

I have made mine in the red, with black and white prints, and Mary has used her collection of light and dark Kaffe fabrics.

Here are the details:-

Tuesday 3rd November
10am to 3pm
St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, McLaren Vale, SA.

$65 for the day, which includes your class, lunch, and morning and afternoon tea.

Spot prizes, and give aways.

You can use a "layer cake"as long as you get the light and dark contrast, or you can use a scrappy collection of 10"squares, and you can use one main fabric (as I have done) plus 10"cuts across the width of the fabric.

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