The weather hasn't improved; so our kiwifruit and lots of other orchardists' fruit is still on the vines. The picking season is way behind the same time in some other years. We are trying to remain optimistic....It will clear up; the sun will shine; the fruit will get picked ....Soon..! Yesterday I went into the city to have my hair done and do a little shopping. I needed another high contrast fabric to go with this lovely purple. Tomorrow at our Quilt Group we are having our usual Friday, followed by a Midnight Madness, where we all have dinner together then work on a project till we are so tired we must go home. Some of us have opted to do a class taken by one of our members making "Magic Blocks". Just 2 fabrics are needed one light one dark. I have seen some examples of what she has in mind and most were done with black and a light marble moda type fabric. I decided to be a little different with my choice. I didn't have anything in my stash the colour of the light mustard I have chosen. While at the shop I got a few other supplies and used my $20 prize voucher I won at Quilt Group ( for the best Easter Bonnet ...No photo sorry! ) I will show you the results of the blocks in a later post. At the moment I'm washing the fabrics and ironing them dry so I can cut out what I need to prepare for tomorrow. I'm still finding more new and interesting blogs....Isn't it great...So many creative sharing ladies!!
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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