Okay, its official my computing skills are not what they should be. I have read about, tried, reread and re-tried, just not today but intermittently over the past 12 months, maybe longer, to place a button in the side bar so you can automatically sign up for my newsletter.
I am giving up, for the time being.
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Do you remember the fabric I wanted to use for this years journal cover and didn't? I thought it may end up as one of those fabrics you absolutely love but never find the right project for.
Needing something to do at Friday Girls sewing last week, I hastily traced a stitchery and grabbed my Aurifil threads. All I was thinking about was having something to do. I'd given no thought to the fabrics I might use or what I'd make.
It was a lovely surprise when I realised it worked with that fabric.
Towards the end of last year I got a little carried away and made a red scrappy quilt and then had to make it again in blue. The thing I loved about making it was how simple the cutting and piecing was after Sarah's Sampler (1855).
I was ecstatic when Brownyn saw the quilt and said it reminded her of berries, hence the name Summer Berries. It saved me an afternoon of agonising over a name.
The red version is featured on the pattern cover, but I will be popping a picture of the blue one inside the pattern. The pattern costs $16 plus postage & handling and is available here:- Summer Berries
Summer Berries is a scrap quilt and requires a large variety of fabrics. I've put together a starter pack that you can add to. The pack contains the pattern and 20 Fat 1/16’s - a Fat 1/6 is approx. 10 inches square. This is roughly one quarter of the top requirements.
Classes for the Little Treasures Club started this week. Projects 1 & 2 have been swapped around for the classes. The girls started with a cute little decoration using one of Barb's, Theodora Cleave, lovely buttons.
It was nice to see other buttons of Barb's design worked as well.
I have guaranteed the girls they will finish a project in the 3 hour class.
If you like the idea of coming to class and going home with a finished item, there are still a few places left in the Wednesday evening class starting 5th March. For more details please contact Kay & Sharon at Avonleigh Country Quilting.
If you can't make it to class there's no need to miss out. You can sign up for the club online and receive the patterns or kits in the post. I always have a little skip in my step when I return from the letterbox with something nice in hand.