Thursday, September 17, 2009

Time for Action!!! Check out Among the Gum Trees

I haven't done much in the last two weeks and I feel like I need to get back into my quilting room and start getting some of my WISPs completed. After the Tamborine quilt camp, I have been at a standstill and have found it hard to get myself motivated. I have been helping a little with my grandsons, mainly school picking up duties but that is not really a good enough excuse so maybe tomorrow will be the day for action (let's hope so).

This morning, I went to my local quilt shop Homespun & Beautiful and had a lesson on Needleturn Applique given by Helen who is just wonderful at it and not a bad teacher either. Check out her beautiful quilt on her blog (need to go back to July blog entry) which she won first prize for at the Mt Gravatt Show. After a bit of tuition and plenty of helpful tips, I feel quite confident that I will be able to manage the needleturn Quilt Aid blocks that I have been putting off doing. A big 'THANKYOU' Helen. I so enjoyed the morning.

Please check out my sidebar and click on Among the Gum Trees button. It should take you to their blog. Nine designers who have combined to provide free patterns for everyone to download starting with Christmas ones. Read all about it and when the free patterns start. They are also giving away prizes, just have to visit their blogs and leave a comment.

Well, just a short blog this time. Hopefully I will be back soon with photos of works in progress.


  1. Hi Noella,
    looks like you had an amazing time at your Tambourine Quilt Camp. Needle turn applique is so relaxing huh, I really enjoy it immensely, and so easy to pick up and take in your handbag, so you can do it pretty much anywhere.

  2. Hi Noella hope you're back into it now . I'm looking forward to seeing what you've done .