Sunday, July 11, 2010


These are Judy and Deb's centres from my Birds in Paradise quilt. They have been guinea pigs for my new pattern and it has been an interesting exercise in clear instructions and accurate piecing. Thanks girls for being so accommodating.

These gorgeous blocks are also Deb's from my Quiltsmith class. A beautiful, soft, Japanese version of my NYB quilt.

I've long admired all the mosaics and collages of pictures on other blogs and short of downloading Picassa or something similar I was unable to achieve the same result. Until now!

How exciting and it's free here. Funny to be so wound up by something so easy really isn't it.
I started once-a-month classes yesterday at Cottage Quiltworks at Warriewood - what a lovely shop and the class was a lot of fun. Ten girls all really keen to try foundation piecing and what a great job they did too. Some pics from the next class I promise.
I'm back there on Wednesday for their Quilt Escape week. I'm teaching a class on New York Beauty blocks - should be a good day!
It's cold and miserable here today - just right for lighting the fire and hitting the sewing machine. Enjoy!


  1. The Birds of Paradise centres look amazing!!! I've always wondered how to do those mosaics too. I'll have to pop over and have a go. Isn't it great when cold and miserable is a good thing.

  2. I want to make one of those Birds in Paradise centers. I love the design.

  3. Hi Chris,

    I want to make one too!

  4. Oh my gosh, Chris! That 'birds in paradise' is amazing! I'm in love... (aren't I always in love with something? :D) But seriously. I can't wait for that pattern to come out...I need it!