Monday, February 20, 2012

No camera

Did I mention earlier I have two classes at Material Obsession in Drummoyne? An intro to New York Beauty blocks and it was a fun day. Lovely shop and really nice girls - staff and students. Unbelievably one of the students was at high school with my daughter - how's that for coincidence?
Anyway I took some pics on the day and left my camera at the shop - grrrrr.  Kathy has some pics from the day here. There's another class on 14th March with a couple of vacancies if you're interested.
So these two same-but-very different Pickled Lillies quilts are from a while back.
Janette has made this for her grandson complete with shields and swords and all things knightly. He'll just love it don't you think.

This one belongs to Lynne from my class in Toowoomba - great fussy cutting and doesn't the design change when you look at both quilts and the lights and darks in the "pickles" are reversed. Beautiful work.

These are what I've been working on lately - handbags? baskets? - whatever they are I've had a great time playing with fabrics and designs. Haven't decided on the strip fabric yet but the yummy black and green 1950's vintage piece came from here and it was even better in the flesh when it arrived in the post.
Patricia has lots of vintage goodies - quilts, blocks, haby and fabric and I notice she still has some of this groovy fabric in stock.

This block is 7" x 10" and will end up a variation on the old nosegay block - japanese/spotty scraps with lots of different backgrounds - and a bit of ric rac. Can't wait to make more so the layout comes together. I'll keep you posted!
Anorina has a post here about our Mariners Compass day at Figtree - check it out.
Lastly, the entry forms for our Springwood Quilt Show are downloadable from the blog NOW.
Click on the top right but don't forget it's 2 pages with lots of info about entering on page two. Entries close 22nd March so if you're a Blue Mountains/Penrith area quilter we'd love to see your work. Print them off and get them in the post soon. You've got til 26th April to actually finish the quilt so get those skates on! This is our 7th year and we want it to be bigger and better than ever.


  1. The Pickle Dish quilts are unusual. I especially like the second one with the applique flowers.

  2. I love those Pickled Lily quilts! It's always great to see the same quilt in different colours. Those baskets/ handbags are so much fun! Thanks for the reminder about entering the show, I always seem to hand it in on the last day.