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This week I have been so excited to see my new beginner quilters complete all the blocks for their sampler quilts and begin the choosing of sashings and borders. The variety of fabric choices and combinations for the sampler quilts is always a delight to see, here is the latest crop:

 

 

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This block is called Mama's memories. I love the colour combination in Lee's quilt, and the purple Jinny Beyer sashing is making it all glow beautifully.

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We did a little bit of foundation / paper piecing and made 54-40 or fight blocks.

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This is the same block but a different colourway. Emma has chosen a lovely funky floral for her focus fabric, and the blue and white spot is setting it off nicely. Look how the light blue is blending with the corner four patches and creating a different look for the block.

 

 

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And Mama's memories again.

 

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Hayley used Lynette Anderson's cute fabrics, the feature fabric is perfect for the sashings.

 

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This block is based on 54-40 or fight, but the star points are inserted the other way round - doesn't it make a lovely block!

 

We are super busy at the moment with lots of classes going on. Tonight the Intermediate ladies will be learning to do mitred borders, and tomorrow I am teaching Red Centre / Fractured from Kathy Doughty's book (as many of you know it's my constant companion book). Here's a photo of my Fractured quilt :(sorry it's sideways on!)

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I had so much fun making this huge quilt and it didn't take all that long. It's been quilted by Noeline Day of the Quilting Shed, and has lovely wool batting which makes it soft and light and shows off the quilting beautifully.

I promised you photos of the Mariners Compass class. We completed the centres and added the backgrounds. This one by Fiona is going to be a stunning wallhanging:

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And here's Rita's - she is planning to make this into a whole quilt. I can't wait to see the result!

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Must dash now to open up the shop. This weekend I finished the Shop Hop quilt top and it will be on display. Also started a 'peacock' quilt for my neighbour, it is coming along nicely so look out for photos,

 

Happy stitching

 

Sheila

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