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Anni Downs
Bathurst, Australia
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All of the fabric designers have come together from Henry Glass Fabrics to design projects for a great new book 'A Flair for Fabric' available from Martingale. All the proceeds from this book go to Red Cross, so it's a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Thanks Christine!! Anni Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2014 on Quilt Top Complete!! at Hatched and Patched
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I am on my way down to the Australian Quilt Market in Melbourne and have been SO busy trying to complete my latest quilt. I am trying to do some hand quilting but have had to relent and do the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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My fingers have been working to the bone trying to get this ready for the Australian wholesale quilt show. Of course I thought I had plenty of time, only to find it has all evaporated! I am now quilting madly...wish... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Here are a few more pics to show you what I've been up to lately.... I'm almost there....a joyous moment and a sad one too Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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...so I have changed the arrangement of the borders, and have decided to add more appliqué I am adding a few small bits and pieces here and there....my favourite part! I have drawn up 14 or so images to go... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Thanks Florence! Anni Sent from my iPad
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The centre of the quilt is almost complete....now it is time to decide where to go next....decisions decisions....oh how I swing about on that fence! Wish me luck with my decision making...or lack thereof! ;-) Anni Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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...well, not new exactly, as I was working on this when my new line of fabrics arrived on my doorstep. I did my usual and started something else with the new fabrics, just so I could try and juggle 6... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Boys are a hard bunch to crack when it comes to quilts. I wanted something not too bright, and something simple, so as not to scream 'I am a quilt!' Here is the start.... i hope you like it!! Anni Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
Thanks Christine :-) Anni Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2014 on ...and more on girls... at Hatched and Patched
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Here is a bit more of the girl quilt i am working on coming together.... stay tuned! Anni Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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I have been having fun designing with my new range of fabrics, and, since I had my daughter first, the girl side of my range had to go first too! Here is a teeny tiny taste of what has been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Look at what I just received in the mail!! Nothing like the bills and boring bits AT ALL!! Now my fingers are really itching to stitch... My new range named About a Boy, About a Girl. It was originally going... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Yes, it has been a while to say the least. I sorta fell off the face of the earth there for awhile didn't I? Life has been a little crazy since last I posted. Life sometimes throws something out there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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I am off to the Craft & Quilt Fair in Sydney, and have been working hard on some new patterns....I am not going to show you the whole project just yet...hopefully you will come and see them for yourself on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Look what has just walked in my door - my new fabric range!!! YAYAY!! I have remade some of my patterns using this range, and having fun! Here is Tree of Christmas Cheer and 'A Little Bit of Christmas' ....more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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New York is one place I never really felt the need to visit, but I must say, it was one place that I was totally unexpected for. I loved it!!! Central Park was HUGE! There were so many people running,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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After Trondheim I made a short trip down to Oslo where Kathrine and her coworkers took me under their wings. Kathrine and Helle took me on a journey to visit a few sights such as this! The ski jump I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Typepad HTML Email It would go dark at about 11.30 pm, then the sun would come up at about 3am. Silly me left the curtains open one night, expecting to wake up by the light in the morning as I didnt have an alarm....didnt do that again heheh ;-) Anni
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2014 on Time in Norway.... at Hatched and Patched
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....I kissed France and my family goodbye, as they headed back home and I made my way to Norway to teach. I think Siw and Kathrine have been asking me to teach there for around 10 years, so it was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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After our visit in Nantes we headed to Mont St-Michel off the coast of Normandy, the most amazing place we have ever been.... From here we went south stopping in Amboise ...this was our favourite little cottage where we stayed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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We travelled from Paris to Nantes where I spent 4 days promoting my new book The Home Patch which was published by Quiltmania. Quiltmania put on a great show here 'Pour l'amour do fil', and I was too mesmerised to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
Hi Ondrea It is wonderful to be back in blogland!!! Yes, the padlocks are locked on the bridge, then the key is thrown into the river – such a lovely tradition, but it is amazing the bridge (now bridges!!) dont buckle with the weight of all those locks! Hopefully some quilty pics will be coming soon ;-) Thanks for waiting Anni
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on A Whirlwind of FUN! at Hatched and Patched
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Hi everyone I know it has been WAY too long, but I'm back! Life has been one busy rollercoaster, so will just start at the beginning with the gorgeous FRANCE!! I started my trip away here and visited for 3... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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