Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter

Life's been pretty hectic lately - 7 days straight teaching in 7 different venues! Not the usual timetable but with Easter some were brought forward etc. I'm so glad to have 4 days at home then it's off to Blueberries at Wyong for 2 x 2 day workshops.
How's this lovely 4-patch made by Brenda from Ribbons and Rainbows. Great horizontals happening there. I think they are going to kit it up for sale thru the shop.
Sally in my Blackheath class has done a fine job on this String Pieced star with foundation pieced border. She will tell you there are 240 spikes in that border! Looks great tho and worth all the effort.

Heather from the class at Quiltsmith has pieced this beautiful centre for her Oriental Mariners . She's been very controlled in her fabric placement and it's paid off. Lots of homework now to finish the next ring.

Here's the lovely Rachel hard at work on her Mariners centre. It's so nice to have "young" students coming to classes and Rachel is really enthusiastic about fabric and patchwork in general.

I've shown you the centre of this before but now it has half-dresden borders and I think I'll leave it at that. This was a trial of two different rulers and both performed well. Maybe some classes in the future?
There's a new button on my sidebar with a link to KimoYes in Canberra. Gorgeous vintage kimono and other oriental fabric. You can buy on-line and have a look at Jill's blog to find out what markets they'll be at in the future - they make all sorts of things from their beautiful fabric and if you can get to see them it's well worth it. I've made a couple of quilts incorporating kimono fabric from Jill and I'll have a pic next post.


  1. All of the work is most beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Hi from U.S.A. Happy Quilting!

  2. Wow, that spiked border is something else! I love the purple quilt...reminds me of my pillow cover! :)

    Happy easter!