Its been a while……………….

By Classes @ Yangery, Floral Beauty, Message in a bottle, , With 12 comments

So where does the time go?  They say that as you get older time flies, but this is ridiculous.  Its already February and soon it will be Christmas – well……… sometime soon.

I had a great workshop at Yangery Cottage Quilts over the last weekend – for those that don’t know Yangery is just outside of Warrnambool.  10 eager and enthusiastic women attended.  And what a fun class that was.  We were doing Confetti – which is full of hexagons and I’m sure everyone knows that  I LOVE hexagons.  I’ve been doing them for so long that I’ve devised lots of little shortcuts – which were shared with and welcomed by the group. 

Its always fun when I have a group where we can bounce off each other – the teaching becomes a pleasure and I don’t feel like I’ve been working at all.  This was one such group.  Of course we had a couple who wouldn’t shut up – and they know who they are!  Criss was our very gracious host and despite not actually doing the class, she did hang around and help out and, I hope, learnt new methods as well.  The room is large and bright and it’s a joy working there – well, actually “playing” there. 

For those that know me, know that I DON’T have any purple in my stash – I don’t know why I have this thing against purple – I do wear purple clothes very very occasionally but I just can’t bring myself to use purple fabric in my quilts.  Of course, Betty who loves all things purple found her way next to me– but I managed to contain myself and smiled and complimented her on her choice of fabric!  

Anne and Sharon (x2)
Betty and Julie / Catherine


Glenda / Juli behind the counter where she spent most of the weekend - thanks Juli
Michelle / Pam - at a loss for words


The Class (BTW that's Mosaics in the background)

I recently received a photo of my Floral Beauty done by Carolyn Maxwell.  I love the fabrics she’s used – really quirky stuff and look at that binding – just gorgeous. 


What a beauty - thanks Carolyn!

I’ve also just completed my Message in a Bottle and its all ready to be sent to one of my quilters – I like to spread my machine quilting around.  It will be read as a pattern at the end of March.  The quilt is made up of about 26 blocks and when writing the pattern I had to ask myself “why do you do it?”  because it looks soooo lovely. 


Message in a Bottle (sorry about the photo - doesn't show the colours well)

Till next time…………….