Saturday, November 21, 2009

How's this for a new look with my Mariners centre. Kate has added machine applique to four corners and it looks superb. There are so many variations where I wish I had done that and this is one of them.

Janelle from Bathurst is on the home straight with her Ludlow Beauties quilt. Pretty colours and great fabric choices.

Another version of my Fancy Dancing from Jenny. This is a good scrap buster using all those pretty floral fabrics we tend to hang on to. Just add another floral border and you have a double bed quilt. Well done - makes me want to start another one now!
With all this disgusting hot weather I've been in the air-con doing some of my own sewing. A red, white and blue 30's number with a scalloped border and a hexagon medallion to use up all the leftovers from previous quilts. Some pics later when they're nearer completion.
I have also found some embroidered centres for those wedding ring pieces I bought in Houston - more of them later.
I've ordered three new quilt history books from Amazon after reading this. How exciting - two don't come out til next year but that's ok - something to look forward to after Xmas.
The teaching year is coming to a close with Xmas parties being organised all over the place. Some new venues for me next year involving a bit of travelling - I'll keep you posted (so to speak!)


  1. Wonderful quilts, especially the first with the addition of the applique.

  2. Thank you so much, Chris, for adding my blog to your Blogs of Interest. I feel honoured as I've always admired your work - from afar :-) I do have a small wallhanging that you made which I bought at my sister-in-law's Etoile Christmas craft fair about 8 years ago. My friend Marilyn was part of your Quiltsmith class earlier this month (hiding behind her work in your photo lol) and maybe I'll get to do a class too one day.