Monday, October 31, 2011

Out and about

I had the pleasure of visiting the Waratah Quilters from Telopea at their retreat in Wentworth Falls last week.
There were several projects happening and we had a fun day. Thanks again Hannah for my lovely present!

Lee who has been in a class with me years ago!! brought this along for show and tell. Her version of my Noodle Box quilt - what a beauty and so big. Below is a close-up of one of the blocks - just great.

Then it was a weekend in Canberra at Hobbysew Belconnen for a NYB class followed by a Mariners Compass class.
Great work from all the girls and such enthusiasm. I'm back in January for the same thing if you're interested.

Some girls sewed faster than others and despite a few hiccups the results were beautiful as you can see.

I have lots more pics but blogger is being difficult today so more next time.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


The program is finally released for next year's AQC in Melbourne in April - details here. The event is billed as Australia's largest event dedicated specifically to quilting.
And I will be one of the tutors! How amazing is that - finally playing with the big kids. There are 13 different tutors - 3 from the US, 1 from the UK and 1 from Japan as well as lots of famous Australian quilters. Hope I can keep up!

I will be doing 2 x 2-day classes on this quilt - Jacobean Star and two blocks from my Lots of Dots quilt.

Lots of Dots has been chosen as one of five by the NSW Quilters Guild to represent the Best of the Best from our state. I am so pleased to be part of this event.

The quilt has also been featured in the latest issue of Quilt Mania - pics were taken when they were at Darling Harbour this year. There is a write up on the Castlemaine Applique Group and Linda from Quilts in the Barn. It is a lovely issue and shows that Australia is keeping up or even surpassing the rest of the quilting world. Well done.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Recipe for a quilt

Take some of this.....

Mix in fabric to get this.....

 Add some of this....

and voila! you have a quilt top.

Couldn't help showing you this from my garden.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


When the weather's as bad as it was over the weekend what's there to do but get in and sew!

I had a lot of UFO's (still do) sitting around so I got stuck in and finished these.

This was started at camp 3? years ago and didn't take long at all to make up.
Very graphic design isn't it.

Playing around with my favourite doilies again.
I also spent a bit of time on ebay looking at and bidding on feedsacks and feedsack fabric - didn't win one item!

This is the centre block from the doily quilt with lovely little hexagons surrounding the basket.

I have a collection of completed circle blocks and this was one of them.
Didn't take long to complete the design and all the fabric was in the stash.
It feels so good to use up fabric that's been sitting there for too long.
Just needs a centre circle.