Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Me time

Because it's school holidays here I've had a bit of sewing time for myself which is always a treat.
I've finished this Atomic Star top and recently had a workshop at Quiltsmith on this and Scrappy Windmills.
Foundation pieced big star blocks - lots of pieces but that's the fun part isn't it!
Pattern is in the works.

Hand sewing has been taken up with this Star and Crown block - thanks to my FB group Hand and Paper Piecers for finding the name. It's a Laura Wheeler block from the 30s and is an opportunity to show lots of bright and low volume prints. Still a WIP.

My favourite so far is this Wedding Compass - a double wedding ring version plus compass centre.
The centre is a big 32" across.

I think it just needs another dark frame to finish it off.

 It wouldn't be a post without some students' work. This is Matiah's table centre from a Muswellbrook workshop last year. She's just started high school and has done a fine job under nan's guidance.
Christine has been "making" fabric for her Strippy Sampler quilt...

and Lesley is working on a dramatic version of my NYB quilt with lots of peacocks and beautiful Asian-inspired fabrics.

 Lastly there's only a week to go til set-up day for our Springwood Quilt Show.
Hope to see you there!


  1. Great work and inspiration as always, just love your fabric collection with these blocks.

  2. Love them all but am quite taken with the Atomic Star block - will have to look it up in my reference books and 'do it' sometime soon. xCathy

  3. Your three new ones look fantastic! What fun fabric scrappiness.

  4. You manage to come up with so many pretty designs that I can't believe one person can do that! Your Atomic Star is great, and I like the bright colors in the Star and Crown piece. These are all beautiful things, Chris.