Christmas BOM - part 1 and part 2

Posted by on 21 September 2021 | 0 Comments

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Last week I talked about fabrics to use for Anita's Christmas quilt and this week, I wanted to follow on with what is in the first two parts of this Block of the Month pattern.

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What's New for Us in September 2021

Posted by on 14 September 2021 | 0 Comments

Sitting in the pandemic is certainly not new - it seems to be going on and on and on... as is this current lockdown I find myself in. I'm finding it's a matter of juggling things - who knew I'd be good at that! For the last month or more, part of the juggling involved upgrading and updating my website at Arbee Designs. It's launched but still needs a lot more work - even in a few years since the last upgrade the online world has evolved tremendously so there is a lot of images and text that needs work. Even though it doesn't look much different on the front, there is a whole lot of new things going on in the background that you won't see at first glance and it is a whole lot better equipped for mobile devices too. I hope you'll check it out, and please let me know if you find a missing page, there are bound to be some links that have gone awry... Visit Arbee Designs

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Rounding Up the Challenge

Posted by on 7 September 2021 | 0 Comments


It's been a very busy time in my neck of the woods and yes, we are still in Lockdown even though much of the country has dropped a couple of levels, not here in Auckland though. Even with everything going on, I have managed to (almost) finish my challenge piece!

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Quilt Thoughts of Stash Busting

Posted by Anita on 30 August 2021 | 0 Comments

Often when we are bogged down in a project - or several as the case may be with me at the moment, it is nice to take a step back and see what others have been up to.... so I made contact with Anita Eaton and she shared some thoughts of what she is currently thinking and aiming of working on for her next quilt.

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Colors and How They Inspire Us

Posted by on 23 August 2021 | 0 Comments

How are you coming along with your challenge piece? I'd love to see it. Unfortunately here in New Zealand, we have ended back up in lockdown so things are rather topsy turvy at the moment and I'm just not getting as much done as I'd like to so today I thought I'd share some thoughts on color and show you what Jennifer has created for her challenge, then next week I will hopefully be finished mine to show you all.

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Challenge Continued with One Last Set of Instructions

Posted by on 16 August 2021 | 0 Comments


Our challenge continues this week, I hope you're following along with your own block. I can't fathom where the days have gone since the last post - two weeks ago already! So let's see what I've been doing during this time...

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Let's Take a Walk

Posted by on 9 August 2021 | 1 Comments

Due to a headache all weekend - actually since I came home last week - I thought today it was time to get off devices (as much as I could) and spend some time walking. Equipped with my phone as my camera I set out for a walk. It's a great way to clear one's head and look for quilting inspiration too. Who knows, I might just find the right inspiration for my next artwork.

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July Challenge - another block

Posted by on 30 July 2021 | 0 Comments

Are you following along? If you need to play catch up, pop back to the beginning of our challenge here: Week one of our July Challenge. We have a week between each set of instructions and they are not complicated so you could easily do them all rather quickly - it certainly won't take a week for each.

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Week Three of Our Challenge

Posted by on 26 July 2021 | 0 Comments


Just in case you missed our first week's of this challenge, you can find them here:

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Blog Challenge Week 2

Posted by on 19 July 2021 | 0 Comments

Before I jump into the instructions for this week, let me share what I did last week...

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