The samples, kits, patterns are packed and ready to be loaded into the car for the trip to Sydney tomorrow. Quilts on the Downs is on this weekend followed by a class at Pioneer Patchwork, Narellan on Monday.
There is a lot happening over the next few weeks. A workshop in Armidale organised by the New England Patchwork Group 23 & 24 August, the Inaugural Quilts on the Downs, 6 & 7 September and a class at Pioneer Patchwork.
Ingrid from Pioneer Patchwork and I have been trying for sometime now to organise a class and finally we have a date.
When: Monday 8 September
Where: Pioneer Patchwork,
5/20 Somerset Ave, Narellan NSW 2567
It is never easy deciding which projects to teach but this is what we came up with. There will be two classes.
The first (morning) is the bag - Autumn Blush and Cupcake Pincushion. The bag is very versatile and looks totally different depending on the fabrics used. The pincushion is so cute you just have to make it!
The second (afternoon) - Joyful birdie bag and Scissors Keep. The birdie bag is a favourite; make it for Christmas or everyday. The scissors keep is a quick project to make and the scissors are air-travel friendly.
The Christmas in July workshop is over for another year. Two days of fun, lots of laughter, good company and yummy food. Wouldn't it be bliss if every weekend could be spent sewing with friends and someone else doing the cooking.
There was a mix of projects, a quilt, felt appliqued tree skirt, felt decorations and simple tags. The girls could work on whichever project took their fancy. There were quite a few felt decorations made.....
and tree skirts started.......
Else and Beth decided to raw edge applique theirs. They looked fantastic. I particularly liked the birds and baubles. The girls swapped baubles for added variety.
Deanna and Sue's felt applique. I'm can't wait to see Sue's finished. I would not have thought to use a blue background for the tree skirt.
There is no rule you have to make the workshop projects.
The projects in this year's Little Treasures Club are so quick to make I knew they wouldn't keep the class girls occupied for a whole three hours. In the first class they all received a copy of Summer Berries with the idea of working on the quilt over the five classes. This was optional, they could make more little projects, sit and chat or give themselves an early mark.
Sue has almost finished - it just needed the binding sewn down when this picture was taken. I love the fussy cut blocks. Can you spot the birds?
There are still two more classes to go. I wonder what Sue will do to fill in time.
The third project is the Cupcake Pincushion. I love seeing all the different fabric combinations. I want them all!
Another sample ready for the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair next month. I love making this scissor keep for the Airline friendly scissors. It's so quick to do and so much fun coordinating the fabrics. This ones a little different with a button in place of the yo-yo. You'll find kits for the Scissor Keep, including the scissors on Stand G29.