Hello everyone....yes I am still here. My apologies for not posting over the past few days but my life has been jam packed with work/classes and family events...by the time evening came each day all I could manage was a shower and bed.....words could barely be formed let alone turned into articulate sentences.
So what has been consuming all my time......
Cutting hexagons for my Stonefields has been high on the agenda with our upcoming trip to the AQC in Melbourne for which we leave tomorrow....yah!!! Don't get me wrong I love my job and my family as we all do but isn't it a great feeling to leave home for a few days, especially with a bunch of girlfriends....everyone is easy going as we all have the same interests....no cooking.....dress shops, fabric shops, second hand shops - who cares - we love them all....but we still need to have some stitching ready to take for that quiet time at the end of the day not to mention the flight and required waiting time at airports.
On the habby front - Wonder clips have taken over with the arrival of two sizes. Original size wonder clips are available in a pack of 10 or box of 50 with the new Jumbo clips available in a pack of 24. These small clips have large mouths and flat backs that close flat on fabric or anything else you're clippng. They are fabulous for holding binding in place when preparing to sew in place, they will hold fabric in place if you make covered boxes and are great for holding hexagons in place while stitching together. I am not one for tools and tools but I have to admit that these little gems are definately a must in my quilting tool kit.
Also arriving in store this week is another best seller from Pam and Nicky Lintott - "Antique to Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts. Pam and Nicky have taken 12 antique quilt patterns and brought them into the world of modern quilting and Jelly Rolls. This is a must have book for anyone who loves Jelly Rolls and the clever ways that these two ladies put them to use.
I had to share this delicious box of hexies that belong to Margaret. Margaret joined Precious Pieces social sewing group and has been on a mission to make a vintage hexagon quilt - with approximately 500 made and another 300 or so to make before she can start joining them....and of course just like us Margaret is totally addicted....and her box filled with colour co-ordinated hexies is gorgeous.
Stonefields blocks keep popping up, especially on Fridays as we met to share our latest blocks and the pleaure of those we are yet to conquer. These divine blocks belong to Jenny who has now completed all of her blocks for month 6..
With a little help from a quilting angel my Paper Dolly quilt is now finished and I am so happy. It was such fun to sew this delightful quilt designed by Brandon. Wouldn't it make the most gorgeous quilt for a new baby. Off to the quilters for these little girls.....
I have a few more days for you all to catch up on but I have washing to hang out and packing to be taken care of, so I will bid you all a good night.
I will be posting from my Ipad over the next week so they will be shorter but hopefully more regular so keep checking for all our going ons in Melbourne.