Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Class quilts

Lots has been happening in classes lately with finishes all over the place.
Vicki's table centre made from a Layer Cake.

This is a new project started at Hobbysew Top Ryde and it's to be a grand piano cover!!
Nothing like a challenge is there. You can see the size of the compass (5ft across) by the feet in the pic. Three lovely girls are coming together to make this for their school piano. It will be wonderful I'm sure - we just have to get there!

Here's the size of 3/16ths of the circle - nearly a quarter.
I'll keep you up to speed with our progress.

This little gem is from my Lots of Dots quilt. The group at Hobbysew Kings park are on a fussy cutting mission trying to outdo each other with precision.
It's only about 10" across and made up of english-pieced wedges but it sure would look great as a large medallion centre. Well done Sue - your turn now Jenny!

Two completed Jacobean Star quilt tops. Can't wait to see them quilted.

Great use of that striped fabric.
Barbara has been a long time on this Prickly Pines but all of a sudden it's coming together.

Ann's done a fine job with this Mariners Madness - such subtle colours too!

We're getting ready for quilt camp around here - 30 girls sewing away all weekend. Can't wait.
And we've made a start on our Springwood Quilt Show raffle quilt for next year already!
Hop on over to the show blog and check out our sewing day last Saturday.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Quilt Escape

I'm just back from Quilt Escape at Warriewood and these are the fabulous results!
Lots of groovy baskets and some handbags too we thought.

Not all were in bright fabrics - the French General got a run and we thought they were the Loius Vitton of the handbags/baskets. So classy.

We had a great time mixing and matching fabrics with ric rac and braid for some eye-catching results.

Auditioning a border.

This was a just the best! 

Girls brought along completed projects from my class last year. It was lovely to see all these finished.

 Classic blue and white always looks good.
The quilting on this NYB of Marriane's was just the thing to enhance all those points.

A good time was had by all as you can see.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Want a fun class?

Want to try foundation piecing and start this fun project? I am at Cottage Quiltworks this coming Monday and Tuesday for Quilt Escape and this is what we will be working on - my Basket Case quilt.

15 different foundation pieced baskets using fun and funky fabrics with a bit of ric rac or other embellishment thrown in. Call the shop as I know there are still a couple of places free.
Have you seen the latest issue of Homespun magazine? My Chocolate Stars quilt is a project in this Christmas in July issue - Vol 13 no 7. The quilt is a much richer and deeper colour in real life but you get the idea.
Back soon with pics from the Basket Case class.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Great excitement because...

... my Block of the Month through Material Obsession is finally out there.
Check out this post from Kathy for all the info to receive the patterns and fabric every month for 10 months or come and do the quilt with me at the shop if you live close enough. Classes are the 2nd Friday of every month starting next week.
These pics are from Hobbysew in Canberra where we did another Basic mariners class.
They look like happy sailors don't they!

Great combination but I believe this was going to end up on the dog's bed!

Jean's Jacobean Star came together recently at Jukejema in Nowra - love it.
I will be teaching in Wagga August 18-19 and I believe there are a few spots left in the class at Simply Stitches if you're interested. Lovely shop and Faye has tons of fabric and all sorts of wool and notions.