Monday, March 28, 2011

Round and round

Some blocks from Saturday's class - Lots of dots and Alice's Dahlia centre

These Beauties are Sue's from my Hobbysew class.
She's quilted it herself but my photos don't do it justice.
Lots of custom designs in each block - fantastic job.
There's lots of talk in blogland at the moment about the exhibition in NY of
650 red and white quilts at the Museum of Folk Art.
Wouldn't you love to be there! Here's a link to Martha Stewart's blog with lots of pics instead.
I'm off to Toowoomba on Sunday for two days of classes at Precious Time
teaching Lots of Dots. Rumour has it that one of my students will be Sue Ross!!
My-oh-my the pressure will be on now.
An interesting link I just found on buying vintage sewing machines is here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Eye candy

Have you seen this book? It's by the great Japanese quilter Chuck Nohara and it is full of her reconfigured drawings of well-known quilt blocks. What a wonderful book! I purchased it thru Quiltmania magazine.

This is the sort of image you get on every one of the 230-plus pages. I'm excited!

And this is the image you get in the latest issue of Quilters Companion - my Deauville quilt.
It's a great issue with a write up about our Springwood High School quilt show as well.
On that subject only 38 days til the show opens. Are we nervous yet?

These dahlias continue to grow and it's really interesting how different placement of fabrics
gives a different look. Compare these two.

Leah's NYB quilt is amazing isn't it. Great contrast in fabrics really makes each block sing and the dark border is a perfect frame.

Lots of dots happening at Berrima yesterday. Don't those flying geese look like a caterpillar?

And this is a little hand job I've been working on lately. Very satisfying work in front of the telly and it uses up quite a lot of scraps into the bargain.

Monday, March 14, 2011


A few recent class pics  - Kris' Easy Medallion
Sue's dahlia is growing!
Lots of different things happening at Warriewood
Two more from Warriewood

A new take on Mariners Madness - love it!
The next four are from Glenys in NZ who has made two versions of Fancy Dancing.
Has she any scraps left! The quilting is beautiful.

Monday, March 7, 2011

New shop on the block

Mine that is! I have opened a new shop on Etsy to sell my patterns. It's called PatchworkFUN so go on over and check it out - they take Paypal and cards for purchases. I hope you like the selection. There is a button on my sidebar as well.
Now for the funnest bit. Have you seen pics of this quilt from the V&A exhibiton last year?

Isn't it amazing! Well Marta from has begun a Sew Along to make the 16 different blocks surrounding the centre panel of King George III reviewing the troops.
She has drafted the blocks from the original which was made in 1803. The rosettes are @ 6" in diameter but you could make them any size you like. She will be releasing one block each month starting January so there are three already. Her blog is in Spanish and sometimes the Google translation can be quite amusing. However her PDF patterns are in English
Sue Prichard the curator of the exhibition has a few interesting things to say about the quilt here and Janet Bottomley has posted some more pics on her blog here.
There is even a Flickr group here.