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April 17, 2020
You Spin Me Round from Wendy's Quilts and More

Yes, I have a finished quilt.  I'm very pleased to present "You Spin Me Round".

I'll smile each time I say the name because I love this song from 1985.  Click the button in the centre of the image and have a dance around your lounge!

Anyway, back to the quilt.  I made this quilt using the Cartwheel pattern designed by Liza Prior Lucy and published in Quilt Grandeur by Kaffe Fassett.

You can read my earlier blog posts about it here:
Nov 2018
March 2019
July 2019 - hand quilting commenced
Feb 2020

I hand quilted along the ...

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February 28, 2020
Entering Quilt Shows from Wendy's Quilts and More

Today I entered two quilts in to the Sydney Quilt Show.

Although I live in New Zealand, I am a member of the QuiltNSW guild in Australia.  I joined that guild when I realised that I couldn't enter my la passacaglia quilt into any exhibitions in New Zealand.  Our national show (Symposium) says that all quilts have to be original design, although they appeared to be relenting on that at the Auckland Symposium.

Although I've know for weeks which quilts I'm going to enter, neither of them are finished yet, and neither of them had names yet ...

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February 14, 2020
Cartwheel progress from Wendy's Quilts and More

I'm very nearly finished my Cartwheel quilt from Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Grandeur book, and I love it. I haven't put the binding on yet, but I wanted to get a photo after I finished the hand quilting.

The last stitches going in.

 I started this quilt on a rainy day in August 2018.  I remember it well, because I wasn't going to start anything new, but winter was getting me down, and the bright colours in this quilt looked so appealing. 

Foundation paper piecing the spokes in the cartwheels took a few months, but by November ...

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