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This one has been a while coming. (See the end of this post for this quilt’s beginnings).


Lots of hand quilting has slowed me down somewhat.


But a long weekend away with extended family has given me some catchup quilting time.


This is the whole front …


… and the pieced back ….

Hope you all had a great long weekend with friends and family (and a little bit of chocolate indulgence)

Andi 🙂

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What a crazy busy weekend we had!!!

My son, the train fanatic couldn’t believe his luck when his grandparents (all 4 of them!!) suggested a trip (on a train) to Castlemaine, followed by a steam train journey to Maldon and back again, and then a train journey back to Melbourne. All over a 3 day period.
He was in little boy heaven!!
The kids had a lovely time and were rather adorable ….



The local flora just had to be photographed ……



The steam train was fun and very beautiful …..




But my main interest was visiting the local patchwork shops for a bit of fabric indulgence.

At this shop I bought some gorgeous vintage 1930’s reproduction fabrics ….


… and some white fabrics from this shop. The photo isn’t good but I promise they are all different designs.

So that was our fabulous and exhausting journey. When we got home on Monday, Jake slept for 12 hours straight.
The next day was Melbourne Cup Day. We spent the day with a group of friends we usually only see on Melbourne Cup Day.
Inspired by this, I made some cute felt horses with lollypops for the kids ….




And I won our local version of the Fashions on the Field competition. Here I am with my trophy ….

… and to top off a great day, Jake put $7 on the winning horse and we went away with $165.

Life is good!
Happy quilting!
Andi 🙂

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