Thursday, August 12, 2010

A lovely day was had by all today.  I spent the day at Patchwork House in Hawthorn with some very nice ladies and Kellie Wulfsohn of Don't Look Now.  We were working on one of Kellie's projects- Joseph's Coat.  It's been a work in progress for me for a while and the class spurred me on to get going on it.

I completed 2 more blocks in the class today, so now I have 3 rows finished.
Earlier in the month, I entered a give away of Aurifil thread from Jenny at Always Quilting.
Imagine my absolute delight at winning one of the packs.
I love Aurifil Thread.  I use the 50 wt for applique and find it's so beautiful and fine to use.  No slubs, no lint, no fuzziness,  nice and smooth through the fabric.
In the pack were several weights to try- 50, 28 12 weights, and a lovely 12 weight Australian Wool blend.
I can't wait to try the heavier threads and especially the Wool.
I got another parcel in the mail today too.
I recently was involved in a Christmas in July month long time of fun and patterns with Sarah of Quilt Fabric Delights in Adelaide.  Some very scrumptious patterns came my way, and of course some fabric had to fly over so that I could replicate the look. 

Now to go through the patterns and remember what they are for!  Some of the smaller projects will be perfect for the DD's to try.


  1. Oh, how envious I am that you had the chance to attend Kellie's class and work on your Joseph's Coat blocks! That would be a dream-come-true for me. Can you share any secrets to tell me how in the world you were able to applique TWO blocks in one day!? I must be doing something wrong... it takes me several evenings to finish ONE block. Hints, please!

  2. Jospeh's Coat sure is coming this rate you'll have a whole quilt top by the end of the year! Yummy goodies from Sarah...
    Oh and congrats on winning the thread, good'll have to report on that wool thread, that sounds interesting.