Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New quilts

I've been absorbed lately with two quilts soon to be featured in Express Publications mags. Some people find it hard to make a quilt from magazine instructions - can you imagine how hard it is for the designer to write those instructions!

Usually I have already quilted the intended project so that means I have to go back and detail the construction sometimes months after making the quilt. You'd think I would have learned to write things down as I'm making something - but I'm so focused on making the piece I can't stop to take notes. Oh well that's the way it is I guess. Here's a sneak peak at what's to come.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

We've done it again!

You'll never guess - our raffle quilt has taken out 1st prize in its category AGAIN at the Sydney Quilt Show at Darling Harbour. A massive prize of fabric and wadding - congrats to all the helpers who put in time and effort to make the quilt such a beautiful one and to the winner Marilyn for lending it back to us for the show.
If you're going to the Show this week check out the quilt and the other 380 odd entries - they are wonderful. And the shops are pretty good too!
I spent Tuesday helping to set up the stands and quilts and it was a great way to get in on the action early and meet some lovely guild members. It's a good way to volunteer your time to the guild. I'll be on the Fortunes and Fairies stand on Friday if you're coming to the show - call in and say hello.
A pattern is available for this quilt - just email me.

Monday, June 8, 2009

She's a winner!

After my random number generator did its magic we have a winner for my Mariners pattern. It was tasha from South Australia - congratulations. And thanks to all who left a comment - maybe next time.
This has been such fun reading more and more comments each day from all over the world. Don't forget to come back and visit - I have some good news to share from the Sydney Quilt show but more about that later! And don't forget the SEWN launch tomorrow - should be good.