My visitors went home late this afternoon, so things have quietened down and it's back to just the 2 of us. I am pretty tired but needed a sewing fix so quietly sat at the machine and sewed together 4 inch squares I had already cut out of left over scraps. It is eventually going to be a quilt to give away. I really felt the need to use up lots of small bits, so have planned out something I think will work. I'm not ready to show any of that yet so will show one of my completed quilts. Red and green, and hand quilted. I liked the corner posts I made for it so much I am now working on a whole quilt with an apple theme. I have to sew it in good light and when I'm not tired.
Quilting is a wonderful hobby for me. I love the beautiful fabric and colours - my artistic side comes alive.
I have lived in Te Puna near Tauranga since 1978, where my husband ( R ) and I own a small orchard where we grow Kiwifruit and Avocados for export. We have a large garden and grow many other fruit, nuts and vegetables. When I was young I was a teacher and particularly liked teaching art. I have also worked in the Kiwifruit Industry in Quality Control and Auditing. I love to create and am currently passionate about patchwork and quilting. I sew by hand and using my Bernina Aurora 440 machine.
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