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Queen's Birthday Sewing

quilting classes May 30, 2013

I love it when customers bring in the projects they have made, especially someone as keen as Theresa, who bought the pattern and fabrics for this beautiful bag on Saturday and then came in on Tuesday with the project finished, proudly modelled by her daughter

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On Tuesday evening we had the Intermediate class, and learned paper piecing techniques. Here are some of the practice pieces. If you haven't done any paper piecing it's a great way to get your points in the right places and your blocks all the right size!

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Thursday is stitching day in the shop. We had a good number of people this week, shared lots of fun and had a laugh at the 'suicidal bunny' - I don't know why but he keeps wanting to jump off the shelf.

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Sarah came in to show us her 'Charmed' Quilt:

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This is Sue's

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Both very different colour choices, don't they look lovely!

So what will you be sewing this Queen's Birthday weekend? We have a Mariners Compass class in the shop tomorrow, so I will be...

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Sorting out my threads

This weekend I have been working on a couple of projects - a 12 by 12 art quilt for a club challenge, and the new Shop Hop quilt. I have been reminded about how much I have learned both from other quilters and by discovery over my quilting journey.

I am rather a new quilter, having started in 2007 when I hadn't even heard of quilting as a hobby. I have been very lucky to have been able to learn from lots of  wonderful and experienced quilters and since I started quilting I have been soaking up like a sponge all the information and tips I can get hold of. When you first start quilting there seems to be so much to remember. Some people are naturally good at sewing and don't seem to have a problem getting their points to match and making their seams perfect. Others of us are not and have to work at it. So I have decided to start gathering together as many tips and tricks as I can  that have made my quilting experience so much more enjoyable than my first attempts. I will be...

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Group Therapy

I always think that quilting is such a great way to take your mind off all the other things that might be bothering you in life. So much more so when you are quilting with a group of other people, all of us with our own worries and concerns, but there for the day just to relax, enjoy and create beautiful things.

Here are some pictures from the Quilt as you Go class we had today.

 

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Mel's fabric choices are always so lovely, this combination is spring fresh. Twelve fat quarters make up this quilt top.

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Blocks all numbered to keep them in order....


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Yvonne's neutral quilt using Moda's Little Black dress starting to take shape. The blocks will all be quilted and then joined together.


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Looking gorgeous!



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Kim's daughter has been bitten by the bug and spent a happy time putting colours together for Mum to make her quilt

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Altogether a very productive and sociable day and some beautiful quilts under way.

 

Until next time, happy sewing

Sheila

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Welcome to Quilters' Lane

Hi, my name is Sheila Christensen and I am the owner of Quilters' Lane, the Wairarapa's specialist patchwork and quilting shop.

The Wairarapa is a beautiful rural area in the North Island of New Zealand, about an hour's drive from the capital city, Wellington. The shop is located in Masterton, the main town, and you will find us just behind the library on Queen Street. Opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm.

In my blog you will be able to follow my adventures as I indulge my quilting addiction, with photos of my quilt designs, classes that I teach (and attend), and great products as they arrive in the shop.

You can purchase items from Quilters' Lane either from our website at www.quilterslane.co.nz, by telephone order (06 370 9400) or by emailing me at [email protected]

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