This year, along with my classes that are on going at the Patchwork Angel and Maleny Magic, I have travelled from Charleville to Norfolk Island. I have enjoyed teaching people from across Australia.
But, I am now "teached out". I still have 8 classes to go and then its Christmas with my little family.
Stunning Norfolk Island...................
What a pleasure it was teaching on this gorgeous island.
My favourite beach on the island - Emily Bay - perfect for swimming (which I absolutely love to do)
Its an island with the most fascinating history.
I have made all the samples for this years classes so I decided that I would like to "finish" a sane quilt. I looked at my pile of quilt tops (most are vintage, so they will need soaking etc) - too much like hard work, I thought.
A few years ago, I cut all my ugly fabrics into 31/2'' squares. Most of these fabrics I have had for about 30 years !!!!
I simply turned the squares into a half square triangle scrap quilt.
I basted ...............
On my patio.................
I decided to quilt it with Perle #8 ( and, yes, I do work in a mess)
I collected my quilting tools - and no, those are not condoms!!!!
I found this perfectly ugly little sewing basket a while back at an op-shop.
I had lots of HST left so I simply covered hexagon papers with them - I also love EPP - and turned them into this!
I am so enjoying getting back to hand quilting.
And for those of you who so kindly ask about why I have not blogged for a while, I have had a lot on my mind. I promise to be better at it next year.