Texas bound.

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I’ve got to get a little more frequent with this blogging caper,

the second half of this year has flown by and many times in the last 4 or 5 months I’ve felt like a whirling dirvish.

I hinted last time about a new quilt to be introduced to you all in a fitting manner.

And I think Irene, Jennifer and I are as ready as we’ll ever be to introduce you to

Drum roll…

Harmony Rose

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Harmony Rose

Harmony Rose showcases the newest fabric range  Arabella Rose by

Marianne Elizabeth Classically Home

 Jenn and I are super excited to be taking the quilt to Fall Market in Houston next week to release the pattern.

You can read more about Harmony Rose’s inception on our new web-blog

Turn Left for Harmony

and the beautiful fabrics we used for it can be seen here on Marianne’s site.

I’m sure you’ll be seeing them at a quilt shop near you soon.

Jenn and I will also visit Festival so maybe we’ll see you there :-)

we sure hope so

til soon,


New Zealand then Sydney (and a give away)

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 I’ve just opened up the draft of a blog post I started at Auckland airport a week and a half ago.

I thought it might have been the second fastest blog post ever, but I didn’t manage to get it finished before boarding time for the flight to Melbourne.  So I’ve decided to start over :-)

I have had a good time in NZ since last I posted,  I did manage to get that post done (plus a quick cuppa) before  a short flight down to Palmerston North.  There was a gap in the clouds just big enough to see Mt Ruapehu poking through and that’s all I saw of her for the whole seven days.  Even when I drove right past her on the return trip she was completely hidden.

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Mt Ruapehu, another month and she will be covered in snow, and frequently cloud unfortunately.

I was staying with my cousin Dawn this time.

We were great mates as kids and are great mates still.

We like the same things, isn’t that always nice :-) to be related and friends.

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Dawn at work in her studio. She makes fabulous clothes from Vintage fabrics and is very creative.

Dawn lives just a short walk from my Mum so I was able to spend lots of time with Mum too.

Mum’s got Alzheimers but is getting great care and attention.  She still knows who I am and we have fun together so it was important to make memories (for me) while we  can.  Sadly she will have forgotten I was there last week, but ‘in the moment’ all is fine.

But now I am back from gadding about the place/s and it’s time to get back to normal,

I realised it’s 2 months today since I left for the US and I have also had ‘a wedding’, a trip to NZ (that’s always a busy one)

and four days at the Sydney Quilt Show so it’s no wonder I’m a little disorganised.

Plus the excitement of being a featured home in Quiltmania magazine

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Quiltmania # 89

 Quilt Station has a seven page spread plus the third and final instalment of my Mid 19th Century Star quilt pattern.

I was chuffed to see Ady, who has made (yes finished) the Maltaville quilt, being my neighbour in Quiltmania, that’s one of her beautiful quilts on the opposite page.

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I'm thrilled with how Quilt Station looks

Merci beaucoup to Carol and Guy, it was a real pleasure to have you both visit my home for the day

and Guy, wow I love that photo of me :-)

So all that excitement

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calls for a


 I would love to give away a couple of the John Hewson panels/fabrics which were reproduced by Andover last year.

I bought extra at Seventh Heaven Quilt Shop in New Braunfells, Texas anticipating I’d want to pass some on.

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John Hewson panel from the Winterthur Museum collection

There will be two chances to get one of these large urn panels, above

and two chances to win eight birds as shown below.

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John Hewson Birds

to have a chance just leave a comment on this post, oooh let’s say,

by the 13th July.  That’s a Friday ~ Friday the 13th. What fun!

I will mail to anywhere in the world and no doubt between now and then I will have unearthed a couple other treasures to add to it.

To leave a comment you need to click on the title of the blog post.  That will re-open the post with the option to comment visible at the bottom.

The Sydney Quilt Show came hot on the heels of returning from NZ,

five of us from the Goldfields Quilters (Alison, Chris, Jennifer, Kathryn and myself) flew up on Thursday morning and were joined on Friday by Irene so you can imagine the fun we had.

The six of us piled in to a taxi van straight after breakfast on Saturday morning and headed over to

Material Obsession.

We were not going to miss out this time, adding an extra day to the itinerary as last year Jenn and I just ran out of time.

It’s a beautiful shop, I follow Kathy Doughty’s blog and her shop is a great reflection of her style and flair.

Here’s just a little of what I bought

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These aren’t Repro’s as such but they could be.  It’s all about how you look at it I suppose.

The Blue (Prussian like) with the Brown, once cut up, could go in to a mid 19th century quilt quite well I think.

And the Brown and Red diamond print wouldn’t look out of place either.

And if you are familiar with Material Obsession quilts you may be surprised to know you will find 19th c repro’s at Material Obsession.

I wasn’t expecting to find any but was very pleasantly surprised.

It’s true, I found (and came home with) quite a few.  It is a very diverse and friendly quilt shop.

After that we grabbed two taxis and made for Quiltsmith (but lunch in trendy Annandale shopping precint first)

We left a couple of hours later with bags bulging, this time catching the bus back to Darling Harbour.

I was so pleased Jenn was methodically going through the bargain boxes, I had completely missed this much needed fabric.

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Beth Ann Bruske fabric.

Jenn kindly shared the last of the bolt so I have *Plenty* to do *Whatever* on the Cradle Quilt.  It had come to a stand still as quilts sometimes do.

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Cradle Quilt, no excuse not to get a wriggle on with this now is there?

And these found their way in to my arms as well

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Bits and bobs as they say, just for the stash

It is lovely to be home again.  It’s winter and it’s cold.

I like to hibernate just a little, well sometimes a lot and I have plenty of work to do ~ both quilt designing and quilting on Violet.

It’s a good time to be at home and in the studio.

We have an elderly dog and she’s all of a sudden showing her age.

She’s given us a few scares in the last few months and she seems to want one of us around more during the day,

so it’s another reason to be not too far from home for too long. We’re watching and taking it as it comes if you know what I mean.

The other day I was measuring and photographing my quilts for showcase and she was trying very hard to be noticed

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I’ve just realised I have no sewing prepped for tonight,

oh well, I shall sit by the fire and look at a quilt book or two instead.

Keep warm (or cool) and happy stitching

til soon


Antique purchases

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This may be the quickest Blog Post ever,

photo’s are primed and ready to go,

I am sitting with Laptop on lap at Auckland airport waiting for my domestic flight to Palmerston North,

or Palmy as Palmerstonians like to call it.

One of the reasons why I’ve felt in a real muddle since getting back from the US is that there were many boxes of goodies arriving intermitently over the last week, cluttering up the place.  I’m not great when things aren’t orderly.  I’m pretty sure it’s a Libran thing.

Irene came up last weekend and we made an attempt to go through some of it.  We couldn’t even remember 1/3 of what we bought.

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That's three boxes worth

Then yesterday my final box arrived, it was from Stella Rubin Antiques and contained this very charming treasure.

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Late 19th C Star star quilt with cheerful Yellow applique

It was the cheerful yellow applique which charmed me so much, what an unexpected and delightful addition to a simple quilt pattern.

I also bought from Stella a few ‘orphaned’ blocks which appealed.

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Antique House block

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Antique Block

Love a good paisley as you know

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Antique Pieces

When I was at the New England Quilt Museum, I found a couple of treasures there too

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Fabric pieces approximately 1785 - 1845

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Vintage Prussian Blue Album Block

I’ll be whipping off that border of course

I’m going to leave it there for today, I’ve got time for a cup of tea if I don’t dilly dally.

Internet connection permitting I will be back in a day or two and will have a give-away as there is so much fabric!!

til soon,

Oh by the way,

all fine in NZ just took the opportunity to ‘nip’ home to see Mum before the rest of the year gets really busy.


USA continued, visiting D.C.

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 Warning, you may need to make a cup of tea before sitting down.

I could go on indefinitely with posts titled USA continued,

but I think we might all get sick of that ;-)

So I will make this the final post about the USA trip even though I’m sure I’ll still post the odd photo of USA quilts, people and places over the months to come.

 I saw so much to inspire me that you can imagine I have quilts dancing around in my head and I have this morning started on Something New, which I will want to show you a little of before long.

As promised this post will be about the time in Washington D.C.

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Don't let the summer blouse fool you, it was brisk on that bus brrrrr

Irene and I actually stayed at a Holiday Inn hotel in Alexandria, VA

(just across the river and more to our budget than being in DC itself)

It was suggested by Fiona of  Country Threads ,thank you Fiona it was perfect for us.  We were riding that subway like locals over the four days.

The main purpose for being in D.C. was of course to visit the National Museum of American History.

I have been in fairly regular contact with Associate Curator Doris Bowman since embarking on my Maltaville Album Quilt and was keen to see the original quilt if possible.

To say the half day at the Smithsonian was “brilliant” is an understatement.  I was bowled over by Doris Bowman’s generosity in allowing me to view, touch ~ gently, and photograph the original quilt as well as allowing me time to just look and learn.

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"How have they finished that edge?"

Now I know, after the red piping there is a 1 1/8″ finished folded binding ~  left unfilled.

The quilt itself threw up some surprises and answered some of my questions, but with those answers comes more questions.

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Detail of centre block

Cleverly using the wrong side of the green fabric to create subtle shading,  I have done that myself in the past but it was a nice surprise to see it here.  There is a lot more embroidery than I had realised though ~ not my strong point!

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Harriet Able's block

I didn’t do my stems or leaves like that, but I like the way it looks.  I think I will be a convert to Harriet’s method.

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On Earth In Heaven block by Delia Burr

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Mrs William Thompson Maltaville block

As I say, embroidery is not my strong point which is why my bird block is still waiting for that embroidered detail.

I showed Doris my version of the Maltaville, which looks so stark and *white* next to the original which is so warm and mellowed with age.

I posted a photo of me grinning like a cheshire cat here on the Maltaville Blog.

I was also able to view some other quilts which are of interest to me, it should come as no surprise which four quilts topped that list,

The Rising Sun Quilt,  The Little Sister’s Quilt, Benoni Pearce’s Groom’s Quilt and the Copp Family Quilt.

It was such a privilege to view these quilts, even tucked away in their drawers.

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Benoni Pearce's Groom's Quilt 1850, detail

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Betsy Totten's Rising Sun Quilt, detail

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Little Sister's quilt, detail

It’s not known whether Susan Holbert (born 1834) made this quilt herself or if her older sister Emily Holbert made it for Susan.

But Emily Holbert did make this quilt in 1847, Emily died in 1858.

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Emily Holbert quilt 1847, detail

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Copp Quilt early 19th century, detail

I saw even more quilts than these and will share them with you over time.  I am very, very thankful to Doris Bowman for being so generous with her time and knowledge.

  While in D.C. we also visited the DAR museum.

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Hexagon quilt, Vermont Room DAR Museum.

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Penn family 1850s Baltimore Album Quilt (left) and Mary Mannakee Quilt (right)

We visited the DAR twice, the first day we didn’t get there til 3pm as we had taken a drive out to visit Stella Rubin Antiques , more about that another day!  So another visit was needed to really study the quilts on show at the DAR.

You may like to put the kettle on again as there are just a few more things I want to share.

I don’t want to sign off from the US trip without mentioning the day Irene and I spent with friends Marsha, On the Go Quilting and Stella ~ no blog, yet ;-)

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Back row: Irene and Moi. Front row: Stella and Marsha.

We had a great day together at the New England Quilt Museum and the Lowell Textile Museum.  We even squeezed in a trip to Candlelite Quilts to do some more shopping.  Marsha, we made a dash to the USPS on the Friday for our final mailing home, we had three mailings home in all for a grand total of five boxes!!  Marsha has blogged about our fabulous day together here and here

And Stella, I will be in touch real soon about ‘you know what’.

I’ll finish with a few odds and ends

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Dress 1845-1848 American History Textile Museum, Lowell, MA

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Mill building, Springfield, Vermont

 I wish the above photo had sound.

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Rockport, MA

I know I will have to do another USA cont. blog post because I haven’t shared anything from the Winterthur Museum yet.

But that will have to be another day, next time I want to show you a little of a new project.

And the latest Quiltmania magazine is out, with the  final instalment of my Mid 19th Century Star quilt along with the photo shoot Quiltmania did here last year.  Very Exciting.  I will try to be back in a day or two.

til soon


USA continued


I am enjoying looking through the photo’s of the trip, but I fear my intention to post chronologically is doomed to fail ;-)

You can imagine the thousands of photo’s I’ve taken on both camera and iphone still being filed in to assorted folders on the computer.

And yesterday was my son’s wedding day and naturally I want to show you how happy he and is beloved are.

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The happy couple, Dylan and Jacinta, dancing up a storm.

And yes my dress still fitted just fine, despite eating my way across the US.

I would love to show you a little more of Natchez, Mississippi.

Irene and I loved this place and are keen to get back there with Jennifer.

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Street scene, Natchez Mississippi

It might be a great place for a quilt retreat.

The hotel we stayed in was the Eola Hotel, a grand Southern style hotel.

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38 Stars and 13 Stripes, United States Civil War Battle Flag

In Paducah I was able to put faces to a couple of familiar names which was really nice.

Christine is one of the Maltaville subscribers,  I just happened to read her name tag and introduced myself.

image of Sittin' a whileMe and Christine.  Lunch at CrackerBarrell, then just sit a while

Gail is another Maltaville quilt friend, I knew she had a few quilts accepted in to Paducah so was excited at the chance to see her work, then I found out that she was going to make it to Paducah as well.

Here’s just one of Gail’s three quilt entries, they were all exceptional quilts

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First Baltimore by Gail H Smith

We met up at the National Quilt Museum and spent a lovely time enjoying the quilts together.

We had emailed with what we were wearing that day, and when I walked in to the museum I saw a lady who I thought could be Gail.

The funny thing was, she was standing next to Irene who was waiting for Sherry and me to arrive as we had being doing our own things for the morning.

And even funnier was that when we did all the introductions, Irene and Gail had been corresponding in the past and knew each other’s names but Gail hadn’t realised I was travelling with ‘that’ Irene and Irene hadn’t realised I was meeting ‘that’ Gail.

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Sherry, Gail and Irene. The smiles say it all.

I was especially happy to see one of Margaret McDonald’s quilts.

Margaret is a quilt designer/teacher I really admire and like a whole lot.

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School Days by Margaret McDonald

There were so many quilts I took photo’s of but will show just a few more today.

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# 579 Forever In My Heart quilt by Lahala Phelps, Washington.

I would love to make a quilt ‘one day’ using a brilliant deep yellow background.  It’s stunning.

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# 925 The Compass Quilt by Kathleen McLaughlin, Connecticut

Circular blocks are also a favourite, and I really like the darker background used here.

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Applique detail from #125 Album of Roses quilt by Rita Verroca, California

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# 125 Album of Roses quilt by Rita Verroca, California.

The workmanship in the quilts at Paducah just took my breath away.  Congratulations to the winners but also to everyone who had quilts  accepted for exhibit.  It was a delight to see them all, thank you.

I’ll pop the occasional quilt in to a blog post for a while to come I think.

Pat and Arlan Christ had a display of antique quilts and Arlan gave a very informative floor talk each day.

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Sawtooth Bars quilt c1870, Pennsylvania

Next post I will fast forward to Washington D.C. and the Smithsonian Institute.

I am still reliving the morning spent in the Quilt Room at the Institute, studying the original Maltaville Album Quilt.

That was very special.

til soon,


Paducah is Fab.

I am loving being in the USA.

It’s quite late and I was in a class this evening so I’m a bit tired I’m afraid,

I have been in Paducah for a couple of days now.

There won’t be any photo’s today sorry, I’m using a borrowed computer with no photo shop.  But I promise I will get some on as soon as possible.

Just to keep you up to date with where I have been and what Irene and I have been doing,

we left San Antonio, Texas last Saturday and went to La Grange Quilt Museum.

Then on up to Paducah, Kentucky via Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, spending three nights on the road.

Highlights were. . .  Natchez, Mississippi and the Natchez Trace Parkway (thanks Linda and Bev xx).

We travelled on it between Natchez and Tupelo.

Since arriving in Paducah we have just been ‘go,go,go’ and my head is still spinning a bit.

We leave Saturday morning to head back to Nashville and catch a flight to Charlottesville VA.

it’s also on Saturday that we say goodbye (for now) to Sherry, we will miss her so much.

I really wanted to write longer but I’ve got a big day again tomorrow with a lecture early so i had better hit the sack, Irene’s gone up already,

til soon,


we are having the best time

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Thank you for all the lovely bon voyage calls, emails and messages.  Irene and I are having a great time here.  We are still in San Antonio and love it here.

When Irene and I landed in San Francisco on Wednesday we were greeted in the concourse with this

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Threading The Needle Exhibition, San Francisco Airport

We felt right at home :-)

We had an immediate connecting flight to San Antonio and were warmly welcomed to Texas by our friends Sherry and Darwin.

Sherry is working on a replica of the Rising Sun Quilt, it was a work in progress she bought off Ebay so today we had some show and tell

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Sherry's Rising Sun Quilt in progress, and Mandy.

Fiesta started in San Antonio yesterday, so Irene and I have been doing touristy things today, but of course we have already been to a quilt shop.

Seventh Heaven in New Braunfells where the lovely owner Dixie was very welcoming,

I hade pre-ordered some John Hewson fabric so picked that up

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John Hewson fabric

 and I did some extra shopping,

Dixie was very kind and gave both Irene and myself a copy each of the San Antonio cookbook, we are keen cooks so will love using them

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of course I found some fabric I 'had to have'

I’m still feeling I have a touch of the ‘vagues’ so I will sign off

oooh Darwin’s just come in to the office with a glass of red so that’s my cue


A Facebook page

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You may have noticed the new Facebook icon under the Quilt Station header logo

Yes Quilt Station is on Facebook so if you’re a facebook user, please click on the icon and have a look.

I’ve only done one post so far, it’s about a new quilt Jennifer and I are doing together.

I think this will be a great way for me to post and keep in touch more instantly while I am away, but I will still be blogging in the States.

I’m meeting up with a few of you and I’m really looking forward to that :-)

I’ve organised my sewing projects for the trip.

I wanted to get on with making another Banyan Tree Medallion Quilt, so at first I thought I’d prepare the Hexagons for one of the borders,

even tho I haven’t finished the centre yet.

I spent an afternoon choosing and cutting all the hexagons required and then bagged them in to the 24 blocks.

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oodles of hexagons

Then I even started to create a few and that’s when I thought

“keeping track of these fiddly bits while I’m away is going to drive me mad”

so I went to plan B

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Banyan Tree Medallion centre block

I figured I should “just get on with the centre block”

so I gathered the appropriate threads ~ the colours I only need a little of I wound on to cardboard.  I have an empty floss container for a thread cutter on the plane, so that’s ready to go in the cabin bag.

The new quilt Jenn and I are doing is another Maltaville Album Quilt, but this time much smaller.

It’s only 25 blocks and it’ll be Red and White, as we hope to have it finished for Linda Collins’ Quilts in the Barn exhibition later this year

Jenn came over last week and we made some more decisions about it.

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Further planning for the new Red and White Maltaville Album Quilt

We had previously done a couple of mock ups on EQ 6, with blocks that represent blocks in the quilt, really just to see we had a balance of block types.

But because months can go by without doing anything on it, we’re always trying to figure out which block is what and where we were up to.

We’re a bit hopeless and impatient when it comes to too much preparation, well I am anyway.

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Red and White Maltaville block

I prepped a couple of blocks and will try to get them done while away

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Red and White Maltaville

There’s only 2 full days til I leave tho,

eeeek better get a move on if I want to prep another block.

til soon


Just a bit of a (long) catch up

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I was going to say “where do the weeks go. . .”

meaning my US trip is approaching at an alarming rate (2 weeks til departure day and still a lot to do)

However as I was preparing some photo’s for today’s post, it suddenly felt like

“where do the years go?”

as my gorgeous boy child

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is gettin’ hitched, his words, just a few days after my return. I wish I were exagerating.

So in addition to the items on the ‘to do’ list was a worrying “when will I have time to shop for the wedding?”

Well the wedding frock gods were shining on me the other day. I went to the Essendon Quilt Exhibition (always a fabulous show) and timed it with some errands I needed to do in the area. Wedding shopping wasn’t on my mind for that day.

But I chanced upon a shop that looked promising and found something.  It’s the complete opposite of what I had in mind (which was a long silk shirt over trousers)

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wee bit glam

Only need to decide which shoes to wear.

However, after a nose bleed inducing amount of hours flying back from Boston, I am probably being optimistic about either of those shoes.

“I have been sewing”

Oh boy oh boy have I been sewing!

Last time I posted I had three Maltaville blocks to draft/sew and a couple of pesky calyxes to add to the centre.

Drum roll.

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Block B2

I seem to have not taken a photo of its neighbour B3 (don’t know how or why that happened)

But the final block I drafted and sewed was G7

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Block G7 in progress

This one took some time, not one I could prep in one hit :-(

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Block G7

but finished now none the less.

I have trimmed the Centre block

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If ever there was a case of the maxim measure twice, cut once this is it.

Of course I measured a lot more than twice LOL.

Then continued with the assembly of blocks

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and just yesterday sewed the last seam

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And now realise I’ve photgraphed it upside down :-(

But that’s as much as I will do on it til I get back,

I will worry about any embroidery and border treatment, not to mention the quilting, later.

I have started prepping some pieces for my travelling sewing, but will show that soon.

I will have my LQG Raffle Quilt to quilt as soon as it comes to me, which I know is imminently.

Here’s a sneak peak as we were assembling it last week

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image of Goldfields Quilters Raffle Quilt

They look pretty pleased with themselves don't they

Apologies for the colour, there is wierd overhead lighting which is great to work by but does awful things to photo’s

I am going to be updating some pages on the website this afternoon, I hope, hope, hope you don’t get swamped with emails about updates.

I’ve been a bit scared to do anything on it in case.

But I apologise if it does happen, I’ll be ready to bin the page if it happens again.

til soon


In one short month I’ll be on my way. . .

iamge of Maisie the super cat

so it’s time to put the suitcase on the spare bed and start throwing things in its general direction as I think of them,

lest I forget something very important.

iamge of Maisie the super cat

"Can I come?"

Whenever a suitcase appears, Maisie is in it.

I am working very hard to get the Maltaville quilt finished (just the top of course) before I leave next month.

Even though I have three blocks left to draft and stitch, I spent a couple of hours the other day sewing as many blocks together as I could.

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Pretty happy with that if I do say so myself

Of course I found that I never did get those last two calyxes sewn on the centre block, so that will be tonight’s job. . . they’re a bit fiddly.

Here’s the blocks I have completed since Christmas

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With only three blocks to go, I think I can return most of these fabrics to the shelves now

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It probably ought to be a little bit ceremonial I think ;-)

But for now I’m going over to the Maltaville blog to do a post, the next mail-out is in a few days time so I’d better let everyone know what they’re getting.

Jenn has updated/added another couple of pages to the Quilt Station website and unfortunately subscribers are getting notification of them, which shouldn’t be happening.

I really apologise if you’re getting these unecessary emails.  Everything that should be disengaged while working behind the scenes is disengaged, but they are still getting through.  We are stuck as to why, very frustrating.

til soon