Block of the Month · Knitting · Quilting · sewing · Stitching

Busy, busy, busy bee!

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One of the exhibits at the Quilt & Craft Fair. It’s called Five Vases by Philippe Thomas. I love how the quilting echos the felt appliqué and such a vibrant colour palette.

Three weeks has flown since I last posted and I have been soooo busy. Mostly finishing off presents, which I can’t show you until I have given them to the recipient.

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I finished the library bag and gave that to my niece as part of her birthday present. I think she liked it. You never can tell with Miss 5. She is a closed book, unless she’s laughing outrageously or throwing a tantrum. Ha Ha! I know she did love the bookworm button I sewed on for her.

The month of May has been incredibly busy with family stuff so I really haven’t had much time to do any stitching. The charity raffle quilt is about a third of the way through. The deadline has been extended to the end of June, so that’s taken some of the pressure off. Now that all the presents have been completed, this quilt will go back to the top of the list.

I went to a Fabric De-Stash market a couple of weekends ago, where I got some bargain prices for some beautiful Riley Blake fabric. I also got a scrap bag full of grey fabrics and a piece of antique kimono fabric which I’m going to make into a little pouch. Absolutely gorgeous fabric in off white and different hues of orange.

I also went to the Gingin British Car Show. My niece and nephew were dancing. They were so cute! My little nephew, Mr 3, loves tap dancing (or anything to do with his feet really) and so my sister, the gorgeous Glamazon, put him into dance class (it also helps burn off some of his energy). He was very impressive considering he has only been going three weeks! And Miss 5, was amazing as well! One of the best dancers there. The Car Show was a massive hit this year. I reckon there must have been about 15,000 people there. But the real stars of the show were the cars. All so lovingly looked after.

Then this week I went to the Quilt & Craft Fair. I get so excited the day before this fair opens. It’s like Christmas. It’s the biggest craft fair in Perth and it didn’t disappoint. I didn’t do any classes this year but there seemed to be a lot more stalls, all holding something amazing to look at. I spent way too much money, as you do. I bought this cute kit from the Just One More Stitch stall.

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It’s a project wallet to keep your bits and bobs in. You got the grey felt pieces pre-cut, the hardware, the elastic and the mesh zip holders. You embellish it however you want and then put it together. I finished it that afternoon and took it to class on Saturday. The kit was by Aster and Anne. Check out their other great products.

I always leave the quilt exhibition til last. And I spent a good hour or so going through all the exhibits. The entries this year were fabulous! There are so many talented stitchers out there.

Here are a few from the exhibit.

On Saturday I went to a class called Vintage Fusion at Laneway Quilts. It was the perfect day to be inside stitching because it was cold and rainy. It is a fusion of fabric and cotton. Sewing and crocheting.

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It was heaps of fun and I can’t wait to see it come together.

So my plans for this week are to get back to the finishing off the charity raffle quilt. I also want to finish the embroidery on block 3 of the Homespun BOM and start Block 4.

Have a great week everyone!

Until next time…think creatively.

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