Before going into what's happening in 2017, I need to catch up on a couple of things from 2016. I know, two weeks into the new year and I am already behind!
It's always great fun to see which projects the girls bring along to finishing school. Miranda came with her almost finished Sarah's Sampler. Only the top border to go. It looks fabulous with the dash of blue. Wish I had some blue in mine.
Towards the end of a year I am overcome with a desire to 'finish things off'. I figure I'm not the only one who feels like this. Often all I need is a little push in the right direction to do this. This inspired the idea for 'Finishing School'; a chance to bring along unfinished projects, unopened kits or make up for a missed class.
To start off we always have show and tell.
I was amazed at how industrious Kerry's been. How gorgeous do all the Sew Vintage bags look. It made me want to come home and sew sew sew!
Cate and Else made their bags at School.
Sue came prepared with seven or eight So Handy Pouches cut out and sewed them together.
The inset picture, is the pouch Sue made for herself. Sue used the same fabrics throughout the Little Treasures Club for a matching sewing set.
Jan & Helen, made a start on their Christmas presents with the Joyful - tree bags while Kerry made a good start on the No Peeking kits purchased two Christmas workshops ago.
Finishing school will be held again on Sunday 18 January. To book a place, please contact Kay or Sharon at Avonleigh Country Quilting.
I've decided to cancel my pop-up shops until the social distancing rules are relaxed and I can be sure about the health & safety of my customers. Orders can be placed online or if you prefer email me.
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.
Australasian Quilt Convention, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne 15 - 18 April 2021,