Saturday, January 21, 2012

Kerikeri Exhibition

Pop over to Quilting in Kerikeri Blog to see photos from their exhibition. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Kerikeri Patchworkers & Quilters Club Exhibition

Opps, I forgot this is on today and till Monday, hope you have a good time if you go. Note the NEW venue. Sorry I have family commitments this weekend, so I won’t be catching up with anyone up there. This is usually a great little show, and Kerikeri is a lovely town to visit so make a day of it.


Kerikeri Primary School Hall, Hone Heke Road, Kerikeri
Friday 13th January 2012 to Monday 16th January 2012
10 am to 4pm daily
Admission $2
Proceeds from Raffle to Project Promise, Northland Community Foundation


Thursday, January 12, 2012

What I’m doing….


Still working on Orca Bay quilt. Deciding how I’m going to set it now. On the left is the way Bonnie has set hers, and on the right is the way I think I’m going to go with.

Can you see the difference? The star blocks positions are reversed. I like the one on the right because then you get large black stars forming too, and I feel that it is a little less busy. This is one busy quilt, not sure if I’m in love with it, but have decided to complete the top at least! Then it might have to ‘age’ in a cupboard somewhere Winking smile

Oh I have just seen that the group on the left has a mistake in it too. (bottom row centre red piece is upside down!)

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I have been reading too. I have finished ‘The Wedding Quilt’ by Jennifer Chiaverini and really enjoyed it. It was a surprise whose wedding it was, when I started reading. But I won’t say anymore and spoil it for you.

Now I’m half way through Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel ‘The Affair’. I love these books and have read them all. I remember telling my husband he would like them too. He resisted for a long time (usually he only reads non-fiction) but now he reads them all straight after me! I have to be careful not to say anything about the books until he is finished or he gets upset! Once I said Jack’s just got his leg over again! (does in all but one of the books, I think) But hubby was so upset I had let the cat out of the bag :-0

Oh and I got both these books from our Public Library. You can reserve books very easily on their website and then you get an email when they are ready to be picked up. I love using the Library, I get to read all the new books I want, without paying for them (more money for fabric) and not having to store them after reading (more storage space for fabric). Also if the Library doesn't have a book you would like to read you can ask them to buy it, and then you get to be the first person to issue it! If you live here in Whangarei check out the Library, they have heaps of new quilting books too.


I have done a wee bit of house worky stuff too. I went through the hall cupboard. Took everything out, threw out heaps and also took two large bags to the SPCA second hand shop. It is nice to be able to see everything now, without extras stuffed in and the door closed fast.

See my new Sign? This cupboard has sliding doors and a least once a day I would walk past and it would be open arrrrh. So I made a sign and so far it is working!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Orca Bay, Sesame Street Moment

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong,
One of these things needs Re-Sewing!
(just be grateful you can't hear my singing!)

Can you see the offending block! Below is the block all by itself, I don’t know how it happened but It will need to be re-sewn.

I did think about leaving it like a 'Persian Carpet' or Amish deliberate mistake but nahhhhh, I’ll be re-sewing it.


The last few days I have been production line sewing the clue I had missed (Part 5).
So most of the clues are done now.

Here’s some of the component's, and below are how they fit together.
You can check out Bonnie’s blog there is another Link Up and quite a lot of bloggers have the whole top together all ready. (My Link Up is number 69)

Just saw an email from Donna F (from my local club WP&Q) and she has started this quilt, so I’ll be looking forward to seeing her version at quilt club too.


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