Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Out and about again

Have you seen the latest issue of Australian Country Craft and Decorating?
My quilt Peony Circle is a project in the mag and is featured on the front cover!

I've recently been to Hobbysew Belconnen (a suburb of Canberra)
for a 2-day workshop on Basic mariners Compass and Basic New York Beauty blocks.
Here are a few pics - lovely shop and we all had a great time playing.

 Now to Bathurst and Janette's NYB quilt finished and bound.
She quilted it herself and has done a fine job as you can see.

 Figtree now and Susanne's Mariners Medley is done. All from her stash too.
 I go to Blackheath once a fortnight to sew with a lovely group in the church hall.
This is on the wall and watching over us - isn't it beautiful.
Keeps the conversation polite as you never know who's watching do you!
I have combined with the Hobbysew group to make my Lots of Dots quilt into a Block-of-the-month project. I'm busy re-writing the patterns to suit (big job with 26 blocks!) and it should be released early 2012. I'll keep you posted but I am VERY excited.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We've just been to camp! 30 happy campers all busy sewing and having tons of fun.

Two workshops on Saturday kept everyone on their toes......

...and some even finished both projects by Sunday afternoon.
(Love the magnolia)

Pick the donkey - ha, ha! We always stop and give Tom-ass some fruit on the way back from picking up our yummy lunch platters. This time we discovered he's actually Tom-assina. I had to wind up the window to get her out of the car.

We even found a patchwork horse.
Zoom in for a closer look - maybe he's having an allergy test? It was on both sides.

Two of the loveliest girls I know trying to look natural!

Tracey has drawn this design from a piece of fabric and taken it to the next level with free-motion quilting. She's a fantastic folk artist - this time she's painting with thread.

Some show-and-tell from Saturday night. Clever girls these campers.

Always good fun to get away with like-minded friends.
Can't wait til next May.

Friday, August 5, 2011

More and more dots

Today is a collection of pics from recent Lots of Dots classes.
No matter what fabrics are used the results look amazing.
Zoom in for a closer look and check out the fussy-cut geishas - too good!

A ring-in from Susan - well done that girl!.

And this is the stunner. Fine job Rachael, I love it.
Excitement is building with only seven more sleeps til camp!!