Covering the walls with the calico was the easy part. Then I spent some anxious moments thinking 'where do I start'. You know if you can just hang up a quilt and two or three other samples you can make it work.
The Christmas wall was first and from there it just flowed with a few adjustments along the way.
This was my first show in four years and I was very happy it only took six hours to set up.
You can check out all my patterns and kits online here.
I loved making Hearts & Berries and didn't need any prompting to make another sample, stitching the bird in blue.
The Hearts & Berries pattern includes instructions for both the heart decoration and drawstring bag. You'll find the pattern here and a kit here. The fabric in both samples is sold out. I've substituted a sweet print with a dash of blue that's perfectly suited to stitching the bird in blue or red.
I could leave it up for the next show, but I prefer to pack it down and start again with a blank canvas.
One of the promises I made myself this year was to blog regularly. Here we are almost half way through the year and it's obvious I'm failing. I will try to do better.
One of the unexpected benefits of taking part in the Great Australian Craft Show #3, was a rethink of my workspace and the introduction of a handful of small changes. Life changing is an exaggeration, but I'm thrilled. Rearranging a shelf, bringing in another table and having a tub for the post has made an unbelievable difference!
Setting up for the next Great Australian Craft Show 2 - 5 July, was quicker, less stuff to relocate from the tables and a knowledge of how to hang the quilts.
The quilts on display are Sarah's Sampler (1855), Coconut Ice - in the corner, Garden Party - the pink quilt you can just see and Round the Garden - over the main table.
One of the benefits of an online show, is I don't need to put out stock which means more room for samples!
The pattern Sew Organised was released at the show.
I feel so more organised now I can see what's in my project pouches. I'm hoping it will keep me focused! The drawstring container looks so cute. I plan to make a few and have them on a shelf filled with those items I never seem to be able to find in the cupboard like my quilting clips.
I've been designing quilts and other sewn items for decorating and use around the home, since 2003. I especially love making quick things and gifting them to family and friends. My favourite techniques include needle turn and felt appliqué, stitching, hand and machine piecing. I live on the Victorian/NSW border, Australia.