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Like a Test Post, Only Weirder

So. Long time no see, eh? I’m sorry about that. We moved, and also I have been having ups and downs in the realm of depression. It’s awesome. But pottering around my new house is cool, and feeding the birds makes me happy, and I haven’t managed to kill any of my orchids yet, so I guess things are looking up.

Seriously, though, things haven’t been all bad! The wonderful editor of Sewing World magazine, Julie Briggs, has ever so graciously put my quilt on the cover of this month’s issue!

My cover!

So, this quilt was a ‘brain project’. I couldn’t really mock it up on EQ7, so I just did the maths and made it. I don’t recommend that for every quilt, but it seems to have worked this time.


I have been teaching though, and it’s quietly keeping me sane. This term we did a sampler quilt to learn different techniques. Some of the blocks I actually finished, some of them I stuck in a drawer. So here’s my sampler:


And I’m off to the Fat Quarterly Retreat this weekend! I’m a little nervous because *people* and *different things* and I’m crap at social stuff, but the sewing sounds fun and I kinda need a mini-holiday. So maybe I’ll see some of you in a few days? :)

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(I’m in) Sewing World Magazine ;)

Sewing World Magazine is out now and my quilt is on the cover!!! SQUEAL!!! If you can’t find it in a bookstore/newsagent near you, you can order it from Traplet Publications’s website.

My quilt is a layer cake quilt. I had to scramble to get it done before I went to Texas. To be honest I hadn’t really considered the timing when I asked the editor, Julie, if she’d be interested. Thankfully I managed to finish on time! I am so chuffed they decided to put it on the cover!

Lynne of Lily’s Quilts also has a pattern in this month’s issue – isn’t this table runner wonderful? It’s a jelly roll pattern and I love it! I’m thinking about making it with a non-Xmas jelly roll. So cute!

There’s also a profile of my blog in the magazine. I had forgotten about it completely until one of my students found it! Thanks Nati! :)

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