Friday, July 8, 2011

WOW factor!

At my Hobbysew class yesterday the girls were really on fire! Lots of finishes and great show-and-tell.
This is Jenny's Oriental Journey and it sure has been a long one. Jenny traced 37 foundations onto interfacing to save removing paper at the end - that's a chore but she was happy to do it that way.
Zoom in on the quilt to see some great fussy-cutting close up.
The fabrics she chose are just so sumptuous it makes you want to dive into the quilt!

Last month we saw Laurel's quilt centre finished and this month it's the whole deal - mitred borders and everything. "I'm so thrilled" was her quote for the day. It's really beautiful.

 Check out Barbara's NYB top with partial borders. What a riot of colour and perfect piecing too.
These are all 6" finished size blocks and quite fiddly.

One of the pleasures of white-gloving at the Sydney Quilt Show is meeting so many friends and students.
I had the pleasure of also meeting the lovely Jenny Scott from Always Quilting, the Australian distributor of Aurifil Threads.
We had a lovely chat about Aurifil - Mako 50 is my preferred thread for applique, piecing and quilting - and about quilting in general.
Hop over to Jenny's blog and see a selection of quilts from the show whose makers all use this beautiful thread. She also has lots of useful information about which thread is best for which project.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my! Your friends' quilts are incredibly beautiful. I'm in love with the oriental!