New Quilt

Hi,

How the time fly’s! Been busy with Instagram and having a good time with posting pictures. Touch of a button and it’s all done in seconds.

Apart from that I’ve been working on a new quilt for a block of the month. I put together some paper pieces and found a good place for them.

On this quilt. No name yet.

Good day to sew as it’s pouring with rain here in Auckland.

Until next time,

Linda :)

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Tula Pink Sampler Blocks

Hi,
Started something new this evening…yet another thing! I’ve been collecting these fabrics for a while for this quilt. Fabrics with creatures on. This book by Tula Pink is fantastic and the blocks go together nice and easy. My list of things to do is still under 7 so that’s OK :)

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Until next time,
Linda

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Machine Quilting

Hi,

Finally had a go at machine quilting. Only straight lines with a walking foot but really enjoyed it. Some lines are really wonky but that’s alright. The nicest thing about it all was that the whole thing didn’t take long. Well unless you count being up till 1am not long! I haven’t shown all of it as it’s a wedding anniversary gift.

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Until next time,
Linda

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A Few More Dear Jane

Hi, A few more Dear Jane blocks for tomorrow’s get together. Hardly any sewing this month just decorating so not much to show….except had a go at making a small quilt for a first wedding anniversary with letters which was fun to do. I’m always amazed at how quickly modern quilts come together and loving that!

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I found this lovely book in the library full of letters to make. I would like to have this one on my book shelf. It has a lot of interesting ideas.
Until next time,
Linda

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Colour Catcher

Hi there, I’ve read a little about Colour Catchers and thought i would do my own experiment. I washed the lighter quilt that had a red in the background and a red border and the catcher came out a light pink.
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I wasn’t really satisfied as this quilt had been washed before. I had a quilt in the cupboard that i knew the red dye in it would run as when i had made it the boys left a wet flannel on it and the dye ran like mad….so perfect for this experiment. The fabric hadn’t been washed before i made the quilt. I put it in the machine with one catcher and on a warm wash. The water was red…really red and so i chucked in another catcher. I felt sure the quilt would come out pink as all the water that came out of the machine was dark red.  I was really surprised to find no colour run at all…not even a tiny bit. Just look at the colour of those catchers.These things are made in the UK so go Spotless Punch Ltd i say. No need ever to wash fabrics again before you patchwork ladies! Oh and they were $7.99 from Countdown and there are 12 in the box.

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Until next time, Linda

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