Wednesday, July 22, 2009

These are some of the Princess feathers the girls have done for our group challenge. Aren't they fantastic! We had a Xmas in July night this week for the unveiling. Some stuck rigidly to the rules while others did their own thing.
Some are already quilted while others are still WIPs. It will be great to see them all together at our next Springwood HS quilt show. I'll put some more in the next post.

A group of us got together today to make a start on the raffle quilt for the 2010 show which is the Bluebell quilt designed by Karen Cunningham, one of our local quilters. We had a fun day fussy cutting and covering paper diamonds and hexagons with lots of yummy food to keep us going.
Several of us were given a bag of papers and fabrics to take home and come back in 3 weeks time with a completed section and we hope to have the top finished and ready for quilting by October. Lets hope so.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Lots of goodies

A pic of Petah's NYB quilt at the Bathurst class on Sunday. She's a huge Kaffe fan as you can see and is doing a great job on maybe her 2nd quilt? She travels from Orange each month to do this class and is such a happy girl.
Our Tuesday night sewing group has thrown out a challenge to make a Princess feather block for a Xmas in July meeting. Here is Lisa's version to be the centre of a larger quilt. It's beautiful isn't it. I have seen a few of the others and it will be great to see them all unveiled next week. I chose not to participate and maybe I should have!
Lots of pics today. At a recent Springwood class it was show and tell all round from the students who'd been really busy doing homework. Wanda's tablerunner is superb - another version of quilt-as-you-go and her 1st attempt at free-motion quilting. It was more beautiful in the flesh.
Dianne has made her own version of the NYB quilt and her colour combinations and piecing are excellent. The border is her own design foundation pieced - is there any other way? She was a winner at this years Darling harbour show with her 1st SQS entry! How's that for a hard act to follow next year.
The Club night at Hobbysew last week was very interesting with lots of instore specials and a wonderful show and tell from myself and a lot of the audience. All the staff are so enthusiastic and helpful and the shop is overflowing with goodies. There's always something new and the fabric prices are amazing.
I've got 2 weeks without my regular midweek classes at home so hopefully can get some sewing done. I'm really looking forward to my 1st class at Berrima this Sunday - wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Trunk show and more

What great weather to be inside sewing (or planning a new quilt).Thursday night I'm the guest tutor at Hobbysew at Kings Park for their first Club Night. I'll have a trunk show of my quilts and a short talk on my favourite techniques etc. Come along if you're able - 7-9pm at the shop. There'll be supper and everything!

Helen in my Friday class has been so busy with a quilt for her niece(?) from a collection of oriental fabrics she has. Isn't it beautiful and her sewing is so exact - well done that girl. Does that sound like her friend Susan?

Off to my Bathurst class this Sunday - now that will be cold. Lucky Anni has the heater on for us. I'm allowed to take the new car for the day - the first time I drove it I came home with a cracked windscreen. You can imagine the reception! Never mind - it's only a car.

Things are really hotting up for my daughter's wedding in 6 weeks. I've been mother-of-the-bride shopping which is not an easy task for me. I can do casual but dressy is quite difficult.
It will be a fantastic day for all the family - lots of relos and friends. We're just hoping for good weather as the ceremony is outside.
Do you like the star quilt? I've been playing with EQ5 a have come up with some amazing designs by dropping blocks into an eight-pointed star. Stay tuned for more.
I've had a steady number of lookers from Australia and the world - please leave me a comment so I can return the favour.