Now that's a fabric that I doubt I would ever have chosen to use myself.! Yesterday at my group ( Tauranga Patchwork and Quilting ) it a was put out as the challenge fabric for members to make a quilt not larger than I metre square and using at least 25% of that fabric , along with fabrics of your own choice. So far , all I have done is put the fabric into the photo copier and have a paper sample ready to cut up and try some ideas. I will keep you posted on this one! The above and everything else I am working on has till our Annual Exhibition in September. I also have to make some 4 patch blocks in Country ( dull ) fabric to be part of a group quilt being made to be the 1st prize in a raffle. ( I don't have much in that type of fabric cause I like bright clear colour.) This morning Roger dug the first of our red Kumara ( sweet potatoes ) to see if they were ready. They seem big but not a huge crop...We'll try some roasted tonight...We have friends coming over ..... She is a vegetarian...So we always try to cook something special for her ( vegetable tagine ) and cause he likes meat and doesn't get much, a roast for him and us. It usually works out quite well. I am really disappointed that today's netball game with the Magic playing in Christchurch is not being televised......They are covering 2 other games....We want them all covered!!!! They do all the Super 14 rugby games don't they!! Last night the Crusaders had a good win over the Brumbies!!! ( 33 - 3 ) Our guys play tonight.
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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