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I've been battling an on again off again respiratory infection for three weeks! It finally hit last night with full force. Although by late morning I felt like my immune system might be winning the battle, I wasn't well enough to sew today.

So I decided to sit at the computer and organize some more of my past digital pattern files by starting a new book draft to put them into.


So I now have 3 book drafts that need pattern testing before they are publication ready,

Eye Spy

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About 12 months ago I found an almost complete eye spy quilt among my UFOs, I added some fun borders 6 months ago and last week it finally got quilted, bound and gifted. It was a hit, the recipient and his brother seem to really enjoy it πŸ˜πŸ˜€

Win a copy of my book!

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Yes you can win a copy of my Adventurously Epic Sampler Greyscale Edition!!

All you have to do is share information about my books on your blog  and within that blog explain why you would like to win a copy of my book and then link it up below so I can see that you have done it!



The linky will be open until July 20th


Club/Guild Presentations

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I have finally decided to delve into the world of quilt club and guild presentations. I have done it before, see this post about a presentation I did for the CRQC in 2014 about my vintage sewing machine collection and sewing machine maintenance http://adventurousquilter.blogspot.com/2014/05/sharing-my-pretties.html





But for my new presentation format I am getting serious, I have been planning this for months but finally got around to drafting a PP presentation and creating a website devoted to that element of my quilty life, check it out here:
http://mariannejeffrey.yolasite.com/


Just another step in my creative journey...

Lots to do!

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I've got lots on my to do list this week!

This Orphan Block Odyssey charity quilt is basted ready to quilt


And this double sided HST lap quilt too, look how closely the two quilt tops aligned when I spray basted them 😍


That's about 1/4 inch overhang on one corner!

I finished this eye spy quilt last week too so hopefully this week I'll get it delivered to the recipient a friend's son who is a lovely 5yr old boy with autismπŸ˜€


 There are heaps more quilts in my to be quilted pile, so I'll share them as the week goes along!


A Rainbow Scrap Challenge Finish!

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During Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017s neutral month I made an improv pieced scrappy star quilt top to use up all my neutral scraps πŸ’–

Today I got it basted!


And I basted 10 other quilts too whilst I was going! I never used to be able to baste that many at once until I bought bed risers for our outdoor table!


Later in the day I got it quilted and bound too πŸ‘Œ



I'm going to keep this quilt and use it as my everyday lap quilt!


But I have tons of charity quilts in amongst that pile of soon to be quilted quilts and most of my Orphan Block Odyssey quilts too, so pop by the blog on the first of August to see how they turn out!


An Epic Finish! πŸ’–

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It's taken me two years and ten months!


But I finally put the binding on my Adventurously Epic Sampler today and ironed it for the last time!


Then I took some photos outside!



Fluffed it up in the dryer and put fresh sheets on the bed...

Then it finally went on the bed! πŸ’–


The pups seem to approve


It's not perfect but I did it all; design, piecing, quilting, binding and pattern book publication!


Click on my quilt books tab above to find details about the book and a link to purchase it on Amazon.