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Patchwork Orange
Patchwork Orange, Orange NSW 2800 Australia
sharing my quilting, stitching & embroidery adventures
Interests: quilting, patchworking, machine embroidery, hand stitching, reading, motorcycling adventures, friends, reading,
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This week I 'stumbled' upon another blog that featured a tutorial for a ticker-tape quilt, and I was hooked! So I just HAD to make 1 block to see if I would like this method of making a whole quilt. The verdict? YES. So this is my version of a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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This is the machine that starting it all. Mum was finally ready to part with dad's last sewing machine after his passing, and as I am the only serious sewer in the extended family I had my hand up quick smart. Dad was a tailor and he preferred these vintage... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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We visited the beautiful town of Hahndorf yesterday and it never fails to amaze me. Being the oldest German town in Australia, many buildings have been restored and the food is amazing! We stopped for lunch at one of the hotels and I ordered a German Hot Dog. This is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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On our way to Adelaide SA last Friday, this colorful picture stood out across the plains. As we came closer this is what we saw ... We flew past at speed while I marvelled how someone took the trouble to knit/crochet this items, then drive all the way out to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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On our way to Adelaide SA last Friday, this colorful tree stood out across the plains. As we came closer this is what we saw ... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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This week has been all about finishing the Sit Me Up Donuts that I had sitting around in the sewing room. I've used several different fabric ranges, but these would also be fantastic to use up all your left over scrap fabrics. The Sit Me Up donuts have been designed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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Over the last few weeks I've been beavering away at Rosalie Quinlan's new stitchery quilt called Scandinavian Rose. Well, Pattern One is now completed in the traditional red as per Rosalie's design. But.... I had these blocks displayed at a couple of Craft Alive shows, and quite a few customers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
luv, luv this cushion. so simple yet so effective
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2012 on I feel like making a quilt! at Hugs from Helen
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Had a fantastic time at Wagga CraftAlive, thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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The girls had a wonderful time with Sarah Fielke a couple of weeks ago during one of Sarah's annual workshops at Patchwork Orange. Each of the ladies was working on a different project, and Sarah (the professional that she is) handled all their queries with patience and grace. Sarah had... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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For those Amy Butler fans she has posted new FREE quilt patterns on her website. You can find the free patterns here: http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/Original_Gypsy_Caravan_Quilt.pdf http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/WTTS_Gypsy_Caravan_Quilt.pdf http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/Lark_Quilt.pdf Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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Aussie Hero Quilts has posted photos of our laundry bags on their blog here: http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com.au/ Thanks Jan-Maree Also today we had a lady come in to the shop who was visiting from the Central Coast (nsw) and saw the newspaper article. She was interested in helping and is taking away... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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We seem to have hit the news in our local paper. Granted, it was a 'filler' article, but hey who's complaining. We are trying to spread the word about the Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags movement to support our hard working troops overseas, namely Afganistan. You can read the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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One of our squilters posted this blog address. Come and join us to give back to our country in a small way. Anzac Day is coming up and this is such a lovely way to show our heroes that we definately think of them and want to give them encouragement... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
Patchwork Orange is now following Natasha Mogilin
Mar 4, 2012
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The most exciting event that has happened to us in the last months is the birth of our first grandchild. Xavier Malachi entered this world in a flurry of fuss and tense excitement. He's so gorgeous and its hard to image that he will grow into a strapping young adult... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Patchwork Orange
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Sarah Fielke Workshop Nov 2011 Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Patchwork Orange
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Free Northcott patterns to support breast cancer Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Patchwork Orange
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Learning to hand embroidery/stitch Now, I didn't just jump in with the Quilt Aid blocks, I actually did an 'online class' on Helen's Stitched Sundays blog which you can find here http://www.hugsnkisses.typepad.com/ which was a tremendous help and I now have an (almost finished) little stitchery folder which I can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Patchwork Orange
Patchwork Orange is now following sarahfielke
Nov 15, 2011
Patchwork Orange is now following Jeanne Gwin
Nov 15, 2011
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This week I have been busily occupied by preparing my QuiltAid 2011 blocks ready for hand stitching. I've never done a hand stitchery quilt before, but this one looks like so much fun that I have to give it a go, and a portion of each blocks proceeds go to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Patchwork Orange
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Well, here goes! It's a bit daunting staring a blank page, and even more so when you've never done this before. But......... we've jumped in the deep end and hopefully we'll come out swimming. It goes without saying that this is our very first blog post. After navigating blog land... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Patchwork Orange
Patchwork Orange is now following The Typepad Team
Oct 31, 2011