A gentle start to 2018

It’s been a hot, hot summer here at Quilt Station.

Christmas and January were spent in perfect harmony. Family, Friends, Food and Festivities. Some Granddaughter time…  And a touch of garden/home reno …bliss on a stick I say.

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Delicious White Nectarines from my tree…  laden this year!

There was fruit picking galore… The Boysenberries, Nectarines and Apricots were particuarly abundant, and Delicious, this summer. 

After the very busy close to 2017, including a four week trip to the USA, it was just what I needed.

And of course there was also a healthy amount of stitching done too.

I finished all those Rolling Star blocks I’ve been hand piecing for a while,  well  ages.

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Rolling Star Blocks

They have been my constant companion, travelling hither and yon with me.

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Hither & Yon

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Indiana Medallion

The inspiration for all those lovely blocks came from an antique quilt top in my collection, but rather than just reproduce I felt a medallion quilt would be just the ticket.

The lovely top with copious amounts of California Gold and Double Pink is circa 1890s and comes from Wayne County, Indiana.

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Indiana Medallion and my antique quilt top

So then what’s a girl to do?

Start a new quilt LOL.

Here’s a snippet of what I’ve been doing.

Applique for starters

Applique for starters

And a border

And a border

This one’s going to be a special project later in the year, so stay tuned.

Okee dokee… I’m off to do a little more pattern writing for Indiana Medallion.

You may notice a change or two to the Website as well.

My Teaching Schedule has been updated and includes my new Chez Moiclasses from home. 

I’m very excited to be able to offer that.

Thanks so much dear friends for sticking with my intermittent Blogging,

Til next

happy stitching

Margaret xx

Quilts from the Colonies (not the book) Part 3

After dinner show and tell, the others had gone to bed but a few of us decided to have a little show and tell

Hello again, I think you’ll find this final part of the Colonial Quilts posts totally swoon-worthy… I sure hope so. Our tour made its way to the small town of Te Aroha in the Waikato region to view a c 1820-1830 Broderie Perse Chintz coverlet.  This coverlet, which I first visited in 2014, was the […]

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Quilts from the Colonies (not the book) … Part 2

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Welcome back… It was very hard to pull ourselves away from The Elms Mission in Tauranga. But we had to… we had an afternoon visit arranged about an hour down the road in Whakatane. Whakatane Museum https://www.whakatanemuseum.org.nz/  is closed for a year + long complete refurbishment.  So it was the  beautiful Te Kōputu a te whanga […]

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Quilts from the Colonies (not the book) … Part 1

Anne Romsey Coverlet c 1795-1830 Made in Dedham, Sussex, England. In the collection of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand

Yes already I see I’m going to have to do this in parts, photo and info heavy post right here. I’m not long back from my wee jaunt across the ditch… to New Zealand that is. Have I got your attention? Yes… my travel companions were amused by the constant use of the word ‘wee’ […]

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Pour l’amour du fil 2017

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Nantes was where it was all happening… As I load these photo’s I am reliving a most amazing time (Apologies in advance for a long blog post) Misao Wado’s ‘Nantes’ But of course to get to Nantes, a trip to Paris is pretty much *a must* As soon as I arrived at The Hotel Henriette […]

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Pour L’amour du Fil…

Pour L'amour du Fil

And Quilts from the Colonies book launch …here I come. The bags are packed; the kits for my classes are contained therein.  A bit of Show and Tell is also on board. I have my sewing organised for the plane and transit (all 25+ hours of it) I’ll be stitching some small blocks for more […]

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A new quilt for the New Year and a busy year ahead!

Then pick a winner.  And stick with it.

Since I posted last, my book Quilts from the Colonies has arrived in my hot little hands… I am so so thrilled with the result.  It is perfect in every way.  Quiltmania‘s talent in bringing all the quilts, photographs and patterns together in to one beautiful package just bowls me over. The two quilts shown […]

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Christmas Catch-up

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I know I’ve really (really) been Missing in Action. But this is what I’ve been doing… designing and finishing seventeen quilts for my very first book! Quilts that once only had *working titles* now have real names; Quilts that have been a long time in the making are finished; And new Quilts have been designed […]

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Throwin’ a Friday arvo sickie…

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…cos I feel like blogging not working. I’ve been continuing with this quilt over the last couple of months but before I show you how it’s evolving I want you to see how the 1800s Sunburst is looking now that all the blocks are together. We all know what a nice feeling it is when the […]

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Loving the Winter

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Winter means nights in, in front of the fire. Nights in front of the fire means hand-sewing. BTW, thank you SBS for playing a great movie last night on the telly ~ “Walk the Line” with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon~ I stayed up till the end and got lots o’ stitching done. This is a finished […]

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