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Archive for June, 2011

Here’s my second design, simpler block but still a very interesting design. 20 wedges and 20 inch blocks.

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Here’s the first of my two quilt designs for this month’s Club EQ challenge. Yes it was a challenge to get a 10 pointed compass into the middle of those pieced dresden wedges but I just love it!! No prizes as such but you do receive any other entries submitted.

Time is running out if you are going to enter.

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I’ve been toying with the idea of submitting an entry for the Electric Quilt Monthly Challenge. This month’s challenge is 20 (celebrating 20 years of EQ). As usual I have turned off at a different fork in the road, my attention being drawn elsewhere. I have designed a couple of quilts for the challenge but this morning I can’t remember what I named one of them!

Thank goodness I can finally add links to my posts, no idea what the problem was but they’ve finally fixed it!

Here’s a version of the different design I’ve been working on. I’ve been struggling with a colour choice which will enhance the design so I’ve chosen something with high contrast instead.

I’ll post my challenge designs later in the week.

I’m going to try and baste a baby quilt this afternoon. No one specific in mind, I found some lovely fabric by Australian designer Melanie Hurlston of Melly and me. It features cute monkeys, elephants and bees. I couldn’t resist and thought I’d make something for future grandchildren, great nieces and nephews etc so I wouldn’t be caught short. My last great nephew is already one year old and he is still awaiting his welcome gift. I have a top completed and have to base and quilt that one too. So many quilts sew little time!

Must away.

Cheers Glynis

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Reluctantly I have decided not to continue with my TAFE course. I found I didn’t actually have an extra 50+ hours in a week after all. The catalyst for this decision was me losing a $300 car key somewhere on my 1km walk to TAFE and then I put $50 worth of petrol in my diesel car after lessons all day then the study centre, shopping for dinner on the way home, before cooking dinner  etc etc etc. Luckily I didn’t drive very far and it was only a mere $400 for a new fuel filter and family members finally sorted out the mess for me. I decided it just wasn’t worth it. Then I was offered a months work at Craft Depot for the May sale. Now I am trying to catch up on things around the home requiring my attention.

Yesterday I was checking this blog  http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/ and came upon this post about a bowl and spoon http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/use-it-or-lose-it.html which made me think of noodle bowls and chopsticks. So of course I was inspired to draw something  in EQ.

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