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October 2017

It’s October already!!! The month of rich autumn colours – golds, reds and oranges. Not colours that I ever use in quilts but I love looking at nature’s final show of the year.

September was a rather busy month! I did finish our 25th Wedding Anniversary Hexagon Heart Quilt before we went on our cruise to the Norwegian Fjords. The fjords really lived up to my expectations and the garden on an Island in the middle of a fjord (Flor og Fjaere, Stavanger) was simply amazing!!!

I had a few hexagons left over from the hearts and I am turning them into a star design!!! Not that I got many of them sewn on the cruise!!

Back home and I spent three days getting the house and garden all sorted (I can’t think about needlework or creating till the house is just so!!!) and only then did I begin to think about all the needlework that needed doing for my classes!! And Christmas!!!

The classes started back on the 26th and in the morning class I am teaching the Flower Sampler Quilt. The squares I made last term, as I taught this to the afternoon class, but they needed the final borders, quilting and then to be put together!!! I managed it! I finished sewing the binding on just after ten on the Monday evening before the class on the Tuesday!!!

I have also been creating a quilt called ‘Faded Glory’ for the afternoon class and quilting the ‘Drunkard’s Path’ quilt, the pattern for which is on the Member’s section.

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