Monday, June 6, 2011

On the road 3

Show-and-tell from Susanne
Last Thursday hubby and I set out for the city of Orange way west of Sydney.
I was there for a 2-day class at Bella Patchwork owned by the lovely Delma.
We were expecting freezing temps but it was really mild and the town looks beautiful with all the tree-lined streets and magnificent old houses and public buildings.
These are pics from the class with the girls making a start on Lots of Dots.
They worked really hard and I will be back in November for another round.

From Orange we continued to Bathurst on Saturday morning for my class at The Home Patch.
These beautiful blocks are from Nicki's NYB quilt. Some of the "coloured" fabrics are satin-type and give a lovely sheen to parts of the blocks. 

Home on Saturday for my SIL's 30th birthday bash then off to Hobbysew Kings Park on Sunday.
This is Debi's amazing Reproduction Beauties top being pieced together.
It has taken a while but looks stunning don't you think.

Coral is up to the borders on her Emperors Wheel where she has combined a Summer School block in the centre with a great collection of oriental fabrics and very precise piecing.

This is a ring-in from my Berrima class. It's Leah's Lots of Dots and it's the 1st one I've seen finished.
Her work is beautiful and she should be so proud of the result.

More show-and-tell from Susanne in Orange.
She started this in my class last year and i was really pleased she brought it along. Precise piecing and great quilting go together for a quilt with that wow factor.
Further to the exhibition at the University of Nebraska featuring mosaic quilts you can view the exhibition and buy the catalogue here.
It was certainly good to get home and maybe there'll be some sewing time for me today!


  1. So lovely to see all those bright colourful blocks on this cold winters morning. I especially love the photo of the circles pinned onto the rainbow of bolts.