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August 2012

Summer Holiday!!! But still creating.

I have put all the squares together for the Double wedding ring and am embroidering words around the edge before I machine and hand quilt it.

The machine quilting will have to wait till my Bernina 440 comes back from being serviced, I am using my 24 year old Bernina which still works great but it is easier to quilt using the 440. Before it went away I was making up nine-patch squares and free-motion machine quilting them.  I rarely do anything but straight line quilting on the machine as I love hand quilting but I feel I need to get better at free-motion quilting and hopefully I can then get some of the 17 quilt tops in the cupboard quilted!!!

A few months ago I bought a Hoffman Bali pop called Watermelon, it is absolutely delicious!!! I have been really good and not done anything with it, even though I really wanted to! Till this week, I have made it into a quilt top using a pattern from Cosy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaefer. Just need to find the right thread to quilt.

The left overs have made a table runner for my Aunt – she asked for something bright and cheerful!!! Still a few more bits of fabric left, will have to work out what to do with them.

Both a machine pieced block quilt and a floral sampler quilt are designed and ready to be stitched, once I have got the fabric, both will be taught starting in September and going through to next June.

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