Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Happy New Year to all my lovely blogger friends......

Another exciting year full of sewing expectations and ideas.  I was so lucky that Santa left me a beautiful kit called Hannah's Garden by Melissa Grant over at One Day in May.  Secretly, I had bought this for myself and told hubby he could give it to me so it was a win win for both of us :)

Photo taken from One Day in May website

My colours aren't exactly the same as above,  but the material they have chosen for me is just as nice.  The kit has seven (7) parts to it and each one comes beautifully presented in its own folder.

I decided to start with Pattern 2 -

 Anemone Patchwork block 

Embroidery Heart Block

Over the New Year, my sewing buddies, Christine, Donna and I,  took a road trip down to The Patchwork Teahouse where this quilt/wall hanging was on display.  I had the chance to look at her applique technique and it was perfect!!  It puts mine to shame, I need lots more practice.

I tried needleturn applique on the Anemone Blocks and am reasonably happy but I think I will try the freezer paper method for my next pattern.  

The Patchwork Teahouse was an absolutely  lovely shop and we had lunch there too.  I have also joined up for the monthly Cottage Garden Thread Club as I just love their multi-coloured embroidery threads.  I will get four (4) different threads each month plus an embroidery pattern..... very exciting.  Here are just some of what I purchased .....


Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Dawn,
wonderful new quilt project you have been working on. Will turn out very nicely.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Dawn! What a beautiful quilt... such a delicate design. I am really looking forward to seeing your progress and eventually the finished quilt! Absolutely delightful variegated threads! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!! :) xx

Linda said...

Pretty quilt! Your teahouse trip sounds fun.

Do you have a new look to your blog? If so, I like it! If it's not new, well I still like it!

I relate to the "win-win" - I bought a bunch of fabric for a quilt then told my hubby he was getting it for me for Christmas. ;)

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

I love your new project, dear Dawn!
HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend!
Hugs, Deborah

Steffi said...

Dear Dawn,
das wird wunderschön, ich freue mich schon auf weitere Bilder!
Liebe Grüße

Donna Spiller said...

Love the threads and new project.

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