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June 2017

So June has arrived, and at the moment sunshine!!! But it is only the 1st!! the last week of May was lovely and hot and I decided to finish the Whirlpool quilt over the hottest days of the month – really not the best of ideas to be machine quilting a 65” square quilt, with it all over my lap on such hot days – but it is finished!!!

Other than that, I made two more of my favourite pinafore dresses in needlecord at the beginning of the month, then it turned warm and they are too hot to wear, so they have been moved to the back of the wardrobe to come out in the autumn! And, then I made a pinafore in a lovely blue soft cotton – ideal with a white t-shirt for the summer!!! Think I might make a couple more, when I find some fabric I like, as they are so comfortable.

On the quilts front, I finished of the Heart to Heart quilt and then completed the Butterflies and Shoo Fly Flower quilt and started before half term to teach this to the morning class. With the Whirlpool quilt it means I actually completed three quilts in May!!!

With the afternoon class I have started making a nine square Flower Sampler quilt, each square is 24” finished, the centre has a different technique and then an embroidered border. I thought I had the perfect fabric in my stash for the border but when I measured it, there just wasn’t enough and it is no longer made, so I am on the hunt for another fabric what I like!!

Other than that I have created five quilted postcards and also a table runner using the brilliant Fiskars Fabric Circle Cutter!!!

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