I've been out and about quite a bit lately - last weekend to Hobbysew in Belconnen a suburb of Canberra. It was a bit chilly to say the least and hubby had fun trying to fish in Queanbeyan. No fish for dinner tho!
Over the two days we did some blocks from the Lots of Dots quilt and an introduction to those wonderful New York Beauty blocks. What fun! I think a few students were hooked on the whole process of foundation piecing - just need them to send me some pics of the finished article.
Recently I did a one-day class with a group from Camden Quilters. They were tackling my Chocolate Stars quilt with great results. It's a big project for one day so we did a bit from each section of the quilt starting with the centre star. Lots of great fabric combinations as you can see.
A long-time student and friend Jenny has just completed her Lots of Dots quilt top. Wow! Try and get some close-ups of the circles as she's gone over the top with fussy-cutting and it looks fantastic. The background fabric is just perfect for this quilt. There'll be more and better pics when she's finished quilting and I'm working on getting her to join the Quilters Guild and exhibiting at next year's show.
I encourage all my students to send me pics I can show on the blog and here's one from Judy who's done my Art Deco Lamp wall-hanging. Doesn't it look great. It's such a graphic block that makes a big impact whenever I see it made up.
This one's from Sue who started the Supernova blocks at quilt camp last year. The background fabric has text and pictures on it and is really interesting up close. Sue's a very good machine quilter on a domestic machine - can't wait to see what she does with this one.
Do you read Erica Spinks' blog? You should pop on over, scroll to the end of the post and follow the link she's found to the V&A site about x-raying quilts. Very interesting.
Next post I'll be releasing some new patterns - just need some decent pics first.
AND I just realised this post is # 202. I really meant to have a giveaway for the 200th so I'll organise that too. Stay tuned!