It has been too long since my last post, sorry. I am slowly finding my rhythm again….
Ok ,I went to the Quilt Market and Quilt Festival in Houston with a detour in between to teach my “Pêle-Mêle ” pattern in a lovely spot in Florida, Stuart. It was the highlight of my two weeks in the States. Jennifer from Redthread studio http://redthreadstudio organised my stay and it was magnificent, I met some lovely ladies and saw more inspirations for PM no 3 ( if I can get to it)!
The Quilt Market and Festival were awesome, an eye opener. The American quilters are different, I learned a lot, got some ideas and was quite surprised to found out there are some who are quite scared of needle turn appliqué. The Quilts on display were gorgeous, a lot done on domestic or long arm, and their Sapphire Celebration very inspiring. By the way I believe that our AQC show in April is as good as the Houston Show, on a smaller scale of course…
Back home I had to face a jungle ( the garden) busy bees ( they behaved and didn’t swarm) an 18yr old ( my son) going through final exams and schoolies ( glad it’s over) and a very messy sewing room with so many projects on the go it’s depressing…. so I started a new one ( small).
But the good news is “The BEe quilt ” is finished and the pattern nearly done, just needs to be check out by a couple of friends. And I am looking at selling some of my smaller patterns as download patterns…. Will let you know.
It has been a long time since my last post, first a Happy New Year, lots of sewing and laughter.
After a nice break, lots being done in the garden, and I even managed to finish 2 quilts ( shall I start 2 more?).
There are few exciting news for me this year; I am going to start teaching once a month at Sewn and Quilted in Blackburn, but if you prefer you could join me in Nantes for a class at the Quiltmania Salon ” Pour l’amour du fil” or why not coming at The Quilt Shop in Eltham and learn how to make The ChOok Quilt ?
Plenty of opportunities for me to meet some of you….
P.S : my son took the picture of the blue banded bee ( native bee) on the banner
Il s’est écoulé pas mal de temps depuis mon dernier petit mot, tout d’abord une Bonne Année à toutes et tous, pleine de projets et de rires.
Après de mini vacances, nous avons bien travaillé dans le jardin, j’ai quand même réussi à finir 2 quilts ( est-ce que je devrais en commencer 2 nouveaux?).
De bonnes nouvelles pour moi cette année; je vais commencer à donner des cours une fois par mois à Sewn and Quilted à Blackburn, mais si vous préférez vous pouvez me rejoindre à Nantes où j’aurais une classe lors du Salon “Pour l’Amour du Fil” avec Quiltmania, ou alors venez à Eltham “The Quilt Shop pour apprendre à faire ” The ChOok Quilt”.
Plein d’occasions de se rencontrer…..
P.S mon fils a pris la photo de l’abeille à rayures bleues ( abeille native) qui se trouve en haut de page
During the first confinement I did the sew along with #petraprinsamsterdam but the second time around only 6 weeks 😅 I’ll have only time for a miniature ! And destashing 😂#christopherwilsontatefabric #quilts#sewnandquilted#gippsbearycottage #patchnquilt #clairsfabric...
Is this what we call a learning curve?? Haven’t done a scallop edge in years 🤞it will look good on “Toujours Provence”#quilts#sewnandquilted. #gippsbearycottage #quiltmania#petraprinsamsterdam #pincushionpantiles #redthreadstudioonline...
Very busy for the past few months.... after “Provence” published in Quiltmania magazine here comes “Toujours Provence” , pattern available soon ....
#sewnandquilted#gippsbearycottage #quiltmania#petraprinspatchwork #quilts#redthreadstudioonline...
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The 🐝🐝🐝 were generous this year, 60kg of 🍯. Good news for you we are happy to sell some😋😋
It comes in 250gr ($6), 500gr($10) and for the real addict 1kg ($20) .
I won’t post it but happy for you to pick it up if you are around or when I get back to teaching to bring it ..
Email me .... Now back to sewing and non sticky 😉
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