Foundation pieced big star blocks - lots of pieces but that's the fun part isn't it!
Pattern is in the works.
Hand sewing has been taken up with this Star and Crown block - thanks to my FB group Hand and Paper Piecers for finding the name. It's a Laura Wheeler block from the 30s and is an opportunity to show lots of bright and low volume prints. Still a WIP.
My favourite so far is this Wedding Compass - a double wedding ring version plus compass centre.
The centre is a big 32" across.
I think it just needs another dark frame to finish it off.
It wouldn't be a post without some students' work. This is Matiah's table centre from a Muswellbrook workshop last year. She's just started high school and has done a fine job under nan's guidance.
Christine has been "making" fabric for her Strippy Sampler quilt...
and Lesley is working on a dramatic version of my NYB quilt with lots of peacocks and beautiful Asian-inspired fabrics.
Lastly there's only a week to go til set-up day for our Springwood Quilt Show.
while Michele has made a great start on 30s Wheel featured in Homespun mag recently with this beautiful centre block...
and there are four more like this one.
I've had some sewing time lately and am working on a remake of my Crown Jewels quilt using Jen Kingwell's new Gardenvale range. A little bit retro and right up my alley. Love it all!
Four 18" blocks with more borders to come.
Only 29 days to go til the Springwood Quilt Show! We have 120+ beautiful quilts on display and an amazing raffle quilt. Plus 10 traders over three days so come on up the mountains and pay us a visit - last weekend in April and we are open on Anzac Saturday too.
The weather is beautiful at the moment - just a touch of autumn in the air.
Last day in Hiroshima we went via tram, train and ferry to Miyajima Island. A huge temple complex with lots of shrines and even more souvenir shops. The weather was terrible but didn't stop us enjoying the adventure.
Here's a local waiting out,of the rain. Free range deer are everywhere, even on the beach eating seaweed.
This is an indication of the weather!
These were all over the foreshore.
79 slippery steps up to the temple complex!
Beautiful setting. Imagine this in spring with all the plants flowering.
Then on to Kyoto and the Golden Palace. Great city with lots of shopping (read more fabric). I would have liked more time here but that's the way it happened.
A weeks not long enough for sure but thanks to Heather and Tony's expert organising we covered lots of ground and saw some amazing things. I could definitely go back.