Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Time flies doesn't it

How can two weeks have disappeared like that? I guess lots of work makes it happen quicker!
Susan from my Blackheath class has been working on this stunner for such a long time. I'm sure she was ready to throw it on several occasions but perseverance has paid off hasn't it. It's basically a log cabin block with "flippy corners" in red. So graphic. For another graphic stunner have a look here.
This bodyless guy is Alan also from the Blackheath class. Alan is a recently retired primary school teacher and carer for his disabled wife. He's made this quilt (soon to be a sleeping bag) for his 10 year old grandaughter and it's beautiful. His sewing is amazing for a 1st-timer tho he has been making rucksacks and camping gear on an industrial machine for a while. Don't think there'll be any more quilts on the agenda but it was really nice having him join us for a term. He learnt all the proper terminology - fat quarters, suffolk puffs, stitch and bitch and he's such a handyman. Best wishes Alan.

Dawn's quilt top from the Bathurst class is so soft and pretty - an unusual example of the Mariners as they are usually much stronger colours. Lovely work and the border fabric was just right.
I delivered my quilts for Darling harbour today to our drop off lady Isabel. She will take them and lots of others from the Mountains to Sydney for judging on Sunday. Fingers crossed we can repeat our last two wins with the raffle quilt from our show in April.
I am working on instructions for two magazine quilts at the moment - maybe I can sneak a pic next post.
Really looking forward to the long weekend coming up - apart from a sewing day on next year's raffle quilt my time is my own. Yahoo! Hope to get in some bike riding and a picnic with daughter and her hubby if the weather is kind. Have a good one too!


  1. Hi Chris, Susan's log cabin is very very striking in this colour way and the flippy corners look great and Alan why not make another one you've mastered one beautifully go on do it.I also like the soft pretty colours of Dawn's mariners Compass. There are so many takes on the Mariners Compass that it must give you a lot of pleasure to have inspired so many to produce such a wide variety of colourways and they all look so good. Guess what! I have finished my Mad Hexagon quilt Yeh!!! I hope you enjoy your bike ride and Picnic with Erica and her Husband. I am looking forward to fishing around in my UFO's box! Pamela

  2. The Log Cabin quilt is certainly worth all the work that goes into it. Black, white & red quilts seem to always be a hit no matter what pattern is used.

  3. Such a lot of lovely quilts!! How special is Alan making a sleeping bag for his grandaughter, what a great idea! I loved Wayne's graphic quilt pattern. I hope it gets made into a real quilt. I hope the weather is perfect for bike riding and picnicing!

  4. I am constantly blown away by the wonderful quilts that your students make -- you obviously are a talented and inspiring teacher.

  5. Hi Chris! I think it's so sweet that Alan wanted to make that for his granddaughter! :) I would love to take a class from you...