Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Stitching With Friends

 Last Sunday my friend Kylie came over to baste her 'Gardener's Journal' quilt on my quilting frame.

The frame is empty at the moment, so it was a good chance to practice basting a quilt. I have to say, I much prefer basting onto the frame rather than taping a quilt to the floor and having to crawl around  on hands and knees. A very relaxing way to spend the afternoon with a friend.

On Monday Fairy Floss and I met at our friend Julie's house.

 Fairy Floss was making cute little bunnies. There will be some little boys visiting her farm over the Easter weekend, so she is going to hide them in the garden along with some eggs. They are going to be SO cute.

Julie and I cut out the border fabric for the 'Lumiere' quilt we started at our retreat at Two Rivers in February.

All of my blocks have been sewn into rows. 

Now that we have cut out all of the fabric, I need to finish sewing the border stripe fabric between the rest of the rows and add the borders. A job for after Easter.

Today I am packing for our road trip. The most important items are ready to sewing and portable lamp of course. 

I am taking my EPP Star Quilt. I cut lots of star and border pieces at Julie's and they are ready in little snap lock bags. The sun visor caddy I made in preparation for this trip is in place. 

First stop, Broken Hill. Just 1011km away. Google estimates 10 hours and 39 minutes to drive to Broken Hill. I wonder how many stars I can piece in that time?


  1. Hi Raelee,wow you girls have been busy,what a great way to pin a quilt,saves the old knees,lol,safe travels my friend and i think you will get quite a few stars done,lolxx

  2. All looks good! Have a safe trip.

  3. how lovely to have the big frame to pin.... those bunnies are sweet... I made some too... your stars look just wonderful.. it really is going to be striking.... enjoy the road trip...

  4. lovely quilting days...........good to see some GJ quilt progress by Kylie............
    travel safe and don't forget you will need a rest break in Cobar..........right at the quilt shop...........

  5. you were sneaky getting picks!.. Always nice to have a stitch day with you two!…I'm sure you will count how many stars you can do in 10 hrs 39 minutes!! LOL .. Have a fun time!! Xx

  6. Love your new quilt, perfect in FG. Good to see you've been having some sewing time with the girls. Hope I can join in again soon. Safe travels.


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