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Midnight Madness

Every year around Matariki and the Shortest Day, I hold a Midnight Madness class in the shop.

This year we were making my new pattern, Propellors


(Thanks to Linda Graham for making the sample and Noeline Day of the Quilting Shed for quilting it). Pattern available in my Craftsy Store and in the shop


It was already dark when we got to the shop to get started. We had a full class, and it was great to welcome Heather all the way over from Wellington, as well as Ruth who is staying in the Wairarapa but visiting from the Waikato.

As this quilt uses a jelly roll, we were straight into sewing strips together


It was heads down, sewing machines going full speed ahead.


Lovely piles of fabrics started taking shape, and we were on to cutting out.


With the central counter cleared of sewing machines, we had plenty of space to stretch out.

After satisfying our appetites with Carl's delicious home made steak and cheese pies,  we were ready to get some blocks made up.

I had great fun seeing all the lovely colour combinations


Mel picked her jelly roll from fabrics in the shop, and we cut the strips for her.


Ruth is using a Free Spirit 'True Colours' jelly roll


This is another custom cut jelly roll, selected by Annelore from our yellow and grey fabrics.


Jan is using Moda's Li'l Red. It is so cute with Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf!


I love this vignette with Pauline's fabrics and her gorgeous little box.


Another custom pick, Heather is making a divinely soft blue/grey combination for a baby's quilt


This one was my sample block for teaching, but wouldn't red and black make a great combination?


Thanks ladies for such a fun evening, I'm already looking forward to next year!



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