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Lorena UriARTe  Award winning quilter + teacher 📧 lorena at lorenauriARTe.com 📆 upcoming classes on the blog

It’s still raining cats & dogs and I’m so over it! Oh and I’m one block short of a quilt top. Despite counting 5 billion times. Still, better than making an extra block 😂

Today’s fb flashback is from 2015! See that beaming smile? I was pleased as punch to finish that quilt in time to hang at the show. And so relieved it turned up when a courier left it on the doorstep of a different address 5k away 😱 There’s always some drama...

Some more mindless chain piecing on the horizon...

I love making quilts and my own clothes but there’s a special joy in making your own everyday items. The tactile reminder of your creativity at those really mundane moments like buying coffee, shopping for groceries or giving the kids their pocket money.
This is the fourth incarnation for this metal clasp so it’s also economical. If you don’t buy a new Sashiko machine to make it 😬
Happy Monday everyone, pretty cold and miserable here in Sydney. The good news is we’re one day closer to Spring 🎉

Well this is pretty exciting!! I’ve entered two quilts in the show but looking forward to seeing which one has won a prize 🤗

Arrived a little early and thrilled with what I’m seeing @thehappenstore. If you love @annamariahorner come on down to see Anna speak about this intimate showing of her works of art.
55 Parramatta Rd
(Art works will be hanging for 2 weeks)

Was up till very late baking for today’s Fort Fest! There’s lemon curd butterfly cakes, chocolate smartie cup cakes and gluten free orange and almond brownie!
Fundraising for our public school, drop in if you’re a local (Petersham). All the usual fete fare plus performances from the school’s brilliant musical ensembles and the student run talent quest.
Online auction with a special cartoon by Fort Street parent @m.mcartoons, a cartoon by Cathy Wilcox plus much more at www.myminiauction.com/fshs
** Local artists may be interested in the old school furniture, potter’s wheels and lockers. Worth a look at these prices! **
Thank you for your support!

For those who are interested in watching the Sashiko machine do its thing. I’m using a 40wt Aurifil variegated thread. The fabric is a home decorator weight linen and I’ve backed it with Pellon 987F fusible fleece.

Two birds one stone. Need a new purse and to try out my new toy 🤗
It’s so easy, I haven’t even had to read the manual yet!

Not as many photos from today’s class as I thought but I’m still going to post them. More as a reminder to myself to sort out the #orangepeelblock pattern for Fiona, Kylie and Elizabeth. And remember the Under the Sea pattern for Joy. Lisa’s started her Ring Cycles quilt. Trish continuing with her Card Trick blocks.
Thanks to the awesome staff @mysewingsupplies for looking after us with cups of tea and coffee all day. And the surprise baking from @crystalw161! We were very spoilt 😘
Next up is the Sydney Quilt Show and then we’ll all be back for the next #3rdsaturdayclass on 21 July. Wow. How the time flies!

Gluten free chocolate, orange and almond brownie for today’s class at @mysewingsupplies
And a reminder that I really do need a new sewing lamp, these shot cottons are so close in colour that they are tricky night time sewing!

We’re nearly there folks. Thanks for your patience ☺️ @karenlewistextiles and I are kitting up her specially screen printed fabric with my Hexie Name Badge Kit. They will be available from both of us in the UK and Australia to hopefully speed up shipping and keep postage down to a minimum!
🎉🎉🎉 #Repost @karenlewistextiles with @get_repost
{ alphabetty }...good morning and happy almost weekend! •••
Here’s what @lorena_in_syd and I have been working on this week...alphabetty panels for our special #hexienamebadge kits. Half of these are flying over to Lorena so if you are on that side of the globe you’ll be able to buy direct from Lorena and if you are my side you’ll be able to buy from me...anyone in the middle take your pick! We have tried to choose a range of colours where there will be something for everyone. As for requests for Alphabetty panels separate from the kits those will be available shortly too in a whole bunch of all sorts of colours. If you have a specific request for those and want to pre order a panel give me a shout...wherever you are in the world...your requests can be sent to Lorena to order from too. •••

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