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March 18, 2020
Seeing Spots. from Sunburnt Quilts

When I had completed my clam shell wall hanging, I had quite a few left over circles. I decided to applique them to a variety of black and white background fabrics and turn them into a mini quilt.

A little bit of quilting was done and then a spotted binding was added. It measures about 22 inches square. I am not sure yet if I should hang it or leave it as a table centre. Maybe both.

I have also managed to get back to my Dancing Chickens, Flying Pigs blocks and have finished number 5.

Number 6 is now ...

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March 11, 2020
A March Mixture. from Sunburnt Quilts

There are a lot of bits and pieces that still need finishing, so I will try to keep on top of those UFOs in March.

Knowing that Easter is around the corner, I managed to find a frame for this little rabbit. I think it is a Bonnie Sullivan design (All Through The Night)

I had a pin cushion that had the stitching done from a long time ago. I finally stitched a backing on and stuffed it. It’s a Hatched and Patched design. (Annie Downs)

I managed to finish one hedgehog in time to give as a Christmas ...

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February 25, 2020
Cottage sewing case from Granny Maud's Girl

I started this sewing case a little over two years ago. I was on leave before starting a new job in January 2018, and I thought I would quickly whip up this whimsical sewing kit in a weekend. I had everything I needed for such a little project already in my sewing cupboards. Too easy!

Instead of two days, it has taken me two years. As with so many of my projects, I stalled and it was forgotten.

House sewing kit made by Granny Maud's Girl

The house front can be decorated in any way you like.

House sewing kit made by Granny Maud's Girl

The back of the house is undecorated.

The pattern is the ...

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Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to week 268 of Free Motion Mavericks.

Free Motion Mavericks

I've been pretty quiet on-line and off, just getting through these winter days. I can feel daylight lasting slightly longer, which is wonderful.

I did some meditation stitching. Here are my last three blocks.

This was an old t-shirt that was used as a cleaning rag. The last time that I dyed fabric, I still had dye left over, so I threw in a few extras. This one one of them. You can see the image of dried flowers from the original t-shirt design.

Impressions of dried flowers ...

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February 11, 2020
Early Stockings? from Sunburnt Quilts

Maybe early, maybe late – depending on which Christmas you are aiming for. These stockings had no deadline, so I am saying early.

This is a set of four stockings made from a panel, from a long time ago. I can’t remember the manufacturer.

The design was lovely and only needed some outline stitching.

My machine has a setting that gives a hand stitched look to the outlining.

I am happy to now store these away with the rest of the Christmas goodies to wait their turn until December.

I am also keeping my Christmas theme going with completing felt ...

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February 4, 2020
Clam Shells And Wool Flowers. from Sunburnt Quilts

My wool flowers and clam shell piece has made it to the finish line.

It has ended up as quite a big larger that I thought – 48 X 21 inches. It is a Wendy Williams pattern designed as a table runner but I will use mine as a wall hanging. It is from her book called Wild Blooms and Colourful Creatures.

I have used wool felt and cotton fabrics.

Most of the threads are variegated from Sue Spargo.

I kept the quilting simple with meandering between the flowers and straight lines through the borders.

I found a backing in my ...

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January 26, 2020
A Lovely Long Weekend. from Sunburnt Quilts

Australia Day. It is a lovely time to have a long weekend and celebrate our nation.

January always ends up being a very busy time in the garden.

I love seeing these happy sunflowers.

We have been keeping up with berry picking.

And jam making.

Fresh corn is being picked also.

Apricots have been harvested. Lots of these have been preserved or jammed.

Some sewing bits and pieces have been done in between all of this. Some little Christmas decorations were finished. These are a pattern from many years ago from BHG.

These extra snowmen are from Trish Harriman of ...

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January 8, 2020
Happy 2020. from Sunburnt Quilts

Time to get back into sewing and blogging for 2020. Decorations are packed away for another year. And I have scared the daylights out of myself by collecting together all the projects needing a finish.

I have returned to working on Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs. I looked back at my posts and realised I have not touched it since March last year. That was around the time the building started here. Lots was put aside around then. So here are blocks 3 and 4.

Glad to be back to it and seeing progress.

This is the centre of a ...

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December 20, 2019
Follow Up Requests. from Sunburnt Quilts

This is a quick post to answer a couple of questions and follow up on some requests.

Jenny and Susan asked for close up pics of the trees with the snow hearts. These are the felt ones.

And these are the fabric and felt hearts.

These were made with a free pattern from Bunny Hill designs. They have been remade this year as an ornament. Follow this link to the patterns which are still available. Also go to the blog for a lot of other free patterns.

Susan, you also mentioned the tray of embroideries.

These are a set of ...

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December 17, 2019
Merry December. from Sunburnt Quilts

December seems to be running away very quickly. I thought I had better write a post before it disappears completely.

Summer has been a long time coming. The weather has been quite mild except for the rare hot day. But of course that is about to change. We have some very hot days coming this week.

Sewing has been happening in bits and pieces. Lots of projects half finished that may have to wait until after Christmas. But there are a few little bits completed.

The one large and three small trees are a Kris Kringle gift at one of ...

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October 25, 2017
Americana Bald Eagle Applique from Linda's Art Quilts

Framed Americana Bald Eagle with Flag - Felt Applique
A Little Background
 
A few years ago the process of felt applique grabbed my interest and I set about making five or six 9" x 12" works.  Until recently, they had become "lost" in my stash of unfinished projects.  After much searching, I did find them. 

There is going to be a local silent action for a political fund raiser and my mind went to the first felt appliqued piece that I made.  Because it is small and because the back shows stitching that isn't really appealing, I spray mounted a ...

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