long delayed

Having been overtaken by events in the last two weeks, I haven’t had a lot of time to do things worth blogging about…

But a few events stand out:

firstly I had a fab morning at St Dominick in Cornwall, learning to use the fabulous long arm quilting machine. Janet, of Eightmaidsaquilting, and her daughter were so welcoming and encouraging; I had a great time, and quilted the whole of my orphan-block quilt (specially made for this session) in about 2 hours. It was such good fun, and now I feel able to carry on producing large quilt tops, as I now have a way to quilt them which doesn’t involve days of backbreaking work guiding them through my home sewing machine

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planning
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finished top
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fresh off the quilt frame
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bound and finished!

It was such good fun!

 

The other thing I did was to take part in the Wild Dart Swim, 2.5k swim and 5k run back to Totnes, also good fun; they gave me a lovely wooden medal.

Since then, in between the other stuff, I’ve made two patchwork napkins

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Look how sunny it was that day!

and a zipped purse1467657763610

and have started cutting and sewing blocks for a new quilt

and I made a cake for tea

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