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For two weekends in a row I have been away and just loved every minute of them.

First of all was the Springwood Quilters Show and what a show that was. Wonderful quilts of all colours and designs…something for everyone to admire. And then of course there was that perfect weather for all to enjoy. Did you know that this group only convenes to organize this show?…..I didn’t. They don’t actually sew together as a group….so its totally a fund raising activity….hats off to this group and all others for their fundraising.

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This is a wonderful show also if you love your shopping…they have over 10 stalls there to choose from and its a great market atmosphere that surrounds the whole event. This is my second year at this show at what has become a premier quilt event of the Blue Mountains.

So after a weekend in the mountains catching up with lots of friends I was off to the Eastwood Quilt show at Brush Farm House, Eastwood. I would just love to own the house and worry about the quilts later such is the beauty of this wonderful old home.

Eastwood quilters only have a show every other year and when you see the quality of their work I can see why! Hand applique and hand quilting feature greatly in this show and with such precision. In contrast to Springwood Quilters these Eastwood ladies are a very large group where some members meet nightly and others meet during the day.

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Another weekend spent doing what I love….how good is that.?

Here is just a taste of some of the quilts, you can find the rest of them over at my face book page so follow the link. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherry-Pie-Designs/230688837783?ref=tn_tnmn

There is no rest for me however for the balance of this month with a trip to the Novocastrian Quilters monthly meeting next week, a visit from the Epping quilt group to my home shop the week after and then last weekend in May will be my Retreat weekend in Tocal (Hunter Valley). If you looking for a lovely weekend away then I still  have 3 rooms available at the retreat at the end of May so just give me a call if you are interested.

Carol

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I know I have been a little quiet lately…(really not like me)! but I have been stitching away and working on the Sunburst quilt.

The centre is complete  together along with 2 of the outer borders. I am just adding the finishing touches to the final two borders so they can be stitched on and then all will be good to start the hand quilting!!. I am so over making the 144 grapes that I decided would be a good idea for the border, but I must say I do like them.

Here is a quick sneek peek for you…

If you havn’t used Marti Michelle templates and Mylar template plastic then you really should check them both out.

The Mylar has been wonderful for making the grapes. I cut one extra and used this as the template for cutting the fabric. Twelve others allowed me to be able to make enough grapes for two bunches at a time without the the edges wearing out as can happen when using cardboard.

Of course the Marti Michelle templates are a must when hand piecing this quilt…they make it so much easier and more accurate.

Both of these products and the pattern will be available from Cherry Pie Designs through the website in the coming weeks. So if you would like to pre-order yours just contact me at…

email; cherrypiedesigns@hotmail.com

phone; 0400 420 074

Update……Since writing the above the quilt is now basted and I have begun quilting it. I must say I just love it. All will be revealed soon!

Carol

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