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Lake Eyre Magic Moments

An early morning flight with our 10 year old grandson was a highlight of our recent trip outback.  This is the sunset the night before.
Sunrise after a 7am start  on a coolish morning in a 6 seater plane
We were fortunate to have cloud cover that provided some absolutely magical memories.
Lake Eyre North only fills after extreme rainfall thousands of kilometres away.  The devastating floods in Queensland in March flow inland and create this beauty.  Since the water is only 10cm or 4inches deep it is like glass.
The Lake Itself is 18metres below sea level so is very salty.  However 80% of Australia’s pelican population find their way to the northern parts where the fresh water flows in.  Flying at only 500 feet above the water and seeing the birdlife was an experience to remember, we were too fast for great bird shots!
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We will not be able to process any orders from 27th June through to 15th July 2019
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Quilt Designs for Feathered 5iever

Unfortunately the Artist Statement touring with Feathered 5iever has been totally confusing, so I thought I would share some of the design processes for the quilting of 5iever, while it trips to Sydney with hopefully a corrected label.

First photo taken on my phone and I knew the balance wasn’t correct and that start would need to be moved.
It wasn’t fitting with the swirl I envisioned, so reconstruction began
Moved and flow feels better, spiral idea starts to form
Then the idea of the secondary star came into play.
I wanted to feel the scale of the swirl, before I started quilting.  This was on the quilt top for quite a few  weeks until I got to start quilting.
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Feathered 5iever

Feathered 5iever my entry in Queensland Quilters Show for 2018 won Best of Show and is currently touring Australia.
This small photo of the binding shows the inserted triangles within the binding, all quilted on  my domestic machine after binding attached to the quilt and hand sewn to the back.  Sometimes it is the finer details of challenging yourself that bring the greatest rewards.

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New Beginnings

My website is slowly being pushed  into the next decade.  Bear with me while I work through the intricacies of using WordPress and WooCommerce.  Transferring the shop from its previous design source will take a while.  In the meantime welcome to the Australian home of Glide Threads – by HabandDash, APQS machines and the award winning quilter Lyn Crump.