Monday, September 20, 2010

What's on my design wall

This is my latest "playing around" project. I've always liked the dahlia quilts and this is my version. The plan is to have different blocks in a circle all around the centre and then see what happens. It's fun to play with all the blocks in EQ7 - some are good and some just don't work so I guess I'll make heaps and then choose.
A few pics from Berrima over the weekend.

This is Chris's NYB quilt but she has gone outside the square with the border. Why didn't I think of that!!
Fantastic work! Those geese have a very narrow bound edge and are appliqued onto the border - too easy.

She's also quilted her Mariners Madness - it looks even better in the flesh.
Better join the guild girl and get them into Darling Harbour next year for alI to see.
Lovely muted colours in these NYB blocks.

Wish I could say this was from class but it's a coat worn by Jimi Hendrix - isn't it wonderful and wasn't he a trendsetter. How cool are those hexagons.
I'm off to Toowoomba on Wednesday for Quilting on the Downs - can't wait. Hope those Qld quilters like foundation piecing! We're continuing on to Noosa for a week so I'll be back in a little while.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A gift

This is a new version of one of the blocks from my circle sampler (which is pinned and waiting to be quilted).
I enlarged the centre from an EQ7 block to measure 32" across and printed the foundations - too easy!
The stunning centre is an embroidery given to me by Nerida from Ribbons and Rainbows in Blackheath.
She saw it in an op-shop for $1 and bought it for me. What a lovely friend she is.
Before I even thought about sewing this I found the amazing background fabric locally
and after the centre was completed there it was on my shelf waiting to be a star in this new project.
This is a close-up of that beautiful embroidery. Why on black I wonder? Was it maybe going to be a cushion? Whatever the plan it is now out there for all to see and appreciate.
All's good in the fallen tree dept. It is being removed Wednesday and the neighbour's insurance covers all but our half of a few new fence panels. Can you believe it!
Now a few class pics.

Alice's 10 deg wedge ruler quilt

Lurley's stunning NYB

Check out that centre fabric in Sonia's quilt

Sunday, September 5, 2010

This is why we have insurance!

Last night's big winds in the Mountains had this effect in our backyard.

That's our neighbour's shed and that's our tree.

Just a matter of waiting now for the appropriate people to deal with it all.
Luckily it was in the middle of the night and no-one was in or around the shed.