Yo Yo Ma


I have started the preparations to make a new quilt for my grand-neice.  The theme is Chooks.

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When she was younger she used to keep chooks and a number were taken by a fox.  (Her thing is now rabbits.) But, I thought this would make a nice memory for her.  I only want to use fabrics I have in my stash for this one.  As usual I found that the instructions didn't match the illustration exactly.  I took a photo of the chooks , put them into catagories and worked out what had to be changed before I got to tracing every pattern.

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Tracing them onto the steam a seam took nearly a whole week.

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As I am using fabrics from my stash I then had to work out what the backgrounds would be. I quite like the fabrics I have choosen, so the next step it to get them all cut.  After that I have to chose the fabrics for the chooks and get them assembled ready for sewing.

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I want this all prepared for the end of the month when I have a sewing weekend with friends in Toowoomba.

I have also been designing a quilt for my quilt group and as part of this I wanted a star.  Well drawing a paper pieced star was really testing my hand so I went onto Etsy and bought one, printed pattern and all instructions, for $7.00.  Money well spent I think.

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And I was asked about ideas for some Children's Classes. Once I start putting down ideas I can't stop.  I just have to see how this will look stitched out.

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Good to see the ideas flowing!

Carolyn Foley

I often wonder why they never stop?

Carolyn Foley

At the moment I think it is driven by fear.  Fear of losing the use of my right hand altogether.

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