Busy as Ants

Another busy time for the Apatcheez with the usual classes as well as a trip to Maryborough for the Sunrise Rotary Quilt and Craft Extravaganza.

In order to be ready for the show I had the help of Mum and Dad who arrived just in time to help pack the cupcake liners with 5″ squares.

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Have you ever tried to roll up 26 small squares and keep them all uniform? It’s not easy – Dad wanted to know how he could get sacked from the job!

Mum helped me put together this tote – inspired by Bec’s suggestion to add quilted houses at the bottom and made out of the “Out of Town” fabric range – one of several ranges recently delivered (that I haven’t had time to photograph – too busy!).

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Pozzie was giving it his all as well…..

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When end we arrived in Maryborough we managed to set our stall up in record time. We put it down to pre-planning and the family effort. Apart from Mum and Dad, Luvvy packed up the Paj to the roof and unpacked it all when we arrived plus the teenager-in-residence helped put up the quilts in the backdrop – very useful having a tall son. Here’s Mum ready for action.

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Also a big thankyou to Jenne for her hack of the bunting kits resulting in the two baby quilts hanging on the back wall on the right – sorry I forgot to take a close-up – too busy!

The girls up in Maryborough liked the hexie projects we took with us and thanks to Jan we had a sample for each project.

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Naturally they were also impressed by our block of the month project Fiesta (thanks Jan again).

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It was difficult to get photos of the quilts on display because they were either behind a stall or hanging from the balcony in the Town Hall. Here’s what we saw:

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There’s no truth in the rumour that the photos above were taken during peak hour!

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This quilt (above) was a machine embroidered quilt and caused a bit of controversy when it won the viewer’s Choice award.

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After Maryborough it was back to the big smoke and our usual weekly classes. The Apatcheez managed to finish a few projects and I have added them to the gallery. I’ve added them here as well…just in case you’re too busy to go looking for them!

Jan amazed us by finishing this project in 3 weeks!

Jan amazed us by finishing this project in 3 weeks!

Angie designed and made this cushion as a special present

Angie designed and made this cushion as a special present

Margaret's original under the sea project is a winner

Margaret’s original under the sea project is a winner

Chris finished her very festive project - ho ho ho

Chris finished her very festive project – ho ho ho

Suzanne's been dabbling with jewellery making

Suzanne’s been dabbling with jewellery making

Margaret was also very busy this week and managed to finish her under-the-sea quilt – and very nice it was too. It has been a bit chilly here over the past week and Charlie took advantage of the fact that he didn’t have to sit on a cold floor for a while.

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Margaret wasn’t worried though – she said the cat had already taken it for a test drive – perhaps that was the attraction?

More action this week with the beginner’s sampler quilt – so many blocks to sew, so little time…

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And of course there are more shows to do this year so we have to keep the samples coming – thanks Mum

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Until next time, happy quilting

Kaye

 

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