Friday, February 26, 2010


Gosh, thank you for all the lovely comments on my previous post! You're all so nice and sweet! I must say, there is a bit of apprehension when your own design comes out in a magazine. The doubts and questions start running through your head - "Did I write everything down correctly? Were there any mistakes? Will anyone actually like it?!!"
My mum is, of course, extremely proud and carries a copy of the magazine around with her at all times. Gotta love a proud mum!

Well, I was going to write up a post earlier on this week, but I lost my camera! *gasp* Well, to be honest, I forgot it and left it behind at my brothers house on sunday. Must be something about forgetfulness and getting old.

Anyway, last saturday I had the immense pleasure of teaching 5 of my young cousins (8-14yo) how to make a patchwork quilt! And what a day we had. They all arrived at 9am, and I had 4 sewing machines set up. My aunty bought with her another machine, and soon we were stuck into it. And the girls took to it like ducks to water. I had already cut all the material up, and decided to go with simple 8" square blocks.

So after a quick lesson on how to use the machines, (most of the girls had never used one before,) they were soon motoring along and having a wonderful time! Each girl sewed their own quilt top, and then helped my aunty and I put them together with the quilting and binding.

So, one very busy day later, we managed to complete 3 quilts, with the 4th one only needing the binding sewn on, and the 5th one a complete quilt top. The girls were wrapt and then wanted more fabric to create bits and pieces with. So, they sewed bags and dolls and let their imagination run wild! It was so wonderful to see their creativity blossom. And of course, they all wanted to come back next week!

When they all went home at 5:30, I think I sunk into a chair and didn't move for an hour or two!


Jantine said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!
And I remember how it felt to be sewing with 5 kids an whole afternoon. Fun but exhausting!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Wow Sam, what a group of "happy little vegemites" Hopefully the beginning of a life-long love of quilting!
BTW said hello to the folk at GailB's stand at Newcastle Craft expo, told them I "knew Sam", bought a nice FQ bundle from them. :-)

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Karen's Korner said...

Well done for encouraging new talent.

Jennifer said...

I just found your blog and have read thru a couple of your posts! I think I'm just gonna love it and have to keep my eye on what ya'll are doing... You caught my attention with the quilting thing but then the one about your aprons...... you had me! I love them and have drawers full that I've gatheredm made and been given and I wear them out!
Congrat's on the magazine article... FABULOUS!!!!