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Ever had one of those weeks! Well I’ve had one of those fortnights! Driving from one end of Sydney to the other several times (2.5 hour round trip each time) plus trying to organise tradespeople. Why is it people don’t do what they say they’ll do when they say they say they’ll do it?? One of the great unsolved mysteries of the universe I fear.

Anyway amidst all this to-ing and fro-ing and hassling and supervising I have managed some constructive sewing.

Oh, before I forget I want to thank you all for being so supportive about my Andalusian tile templates and class. I hope to start working on it soon once I clear the decks of current projects. I really appreciate your support.

Here’s what I’ve accomplished in the last week. First of all I made an English paper-pieced block from a Japanese quilt book. I made four of them and then played around with the layout for sewing them together.

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I also completed an Octagonal Orb block (designed by Elizabeth Hartman) for the Greater Western Sydney Modern Quilt Guild’s quilt. You can find the tutorial for this block here.

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Then I sandwiched the Bed of Roses quilt ready for quilting.
P1050645I’m hoping to stabilise the quilt by stitching along the major seam lines and then I might try to practice some free motion quilting and if it’s good enough then I might let loose on this quilt. Otherwise I might do some big stitch quilting on it.

What sewing plans do you have for the weekend?

 

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