Monday, September 24, 2012

Interesting "stuff"

The filming of the dvd went well I thought tho the proof will be in the viewing won't it.
The studio went from this ......
to this in a matter of moments but you'll have to wait til the January issue of Quilters Companion to see the rest. Clare and the crew were so laid back all day it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be.

Not one of my quilts below but this is Lorraine's topper she's doing in a class with Val Moore.
Machine applique and sashiko in the diamonds - lovely work even tho Lorraine has issues with handwork!

Bronwyn hit the finish line with her Mariners quilt and has chosen the perfect border.

Sue  finished the Ferris Wheel workshop she started at quilt camp and it's on it's way to some very lucky parents.

Vicki is working her way thru the Lots of Dots BOM. Don't you love these geese.
NYB's with a modern choice of fabrics. Love that centre and the teal setting fabric is a perfect fit.

Now for something completely different! Has anyone seen one of these before?
A market find recently and I just love it. The swans have pipe cleaners for necks and each one is  crocheted as one piece then joined in a circle. What would you put in the middle of this gem! Maybe pickled onions and cheese cubes!

I recently founbd this site full of interesting sewing "things". Check it out and you might find something too.
Hope you'll all enjoy the school holidays and the Long Weekend coming up not to mention Daylight Saving starts soon - whoopee!

Monday, September 17, 2012


A few class pics to start....
Jill being silly with her Mariners centre

Rosemary has made this up on the go at Cottage Quiltworks and it's a wedding present for a very lucky couple.

The photo doesn't do the quilt justice. It's from a William Morris range and looks stunning in the flesh.
At Material Obsession on Friday we were having some New York Beauty fun
and Alison was finishing her Mariners compass block

when in walked Megan who is the "proof reader" for my Square Dance Block of the month at the shop.
She's working her way thru each month and came in to show me. Aren't they great!
The Ice cream Cone block with a stunning fabric combo and giant ric rac.

Recently I was at Friday Showcase at the NSW Quilters Guild to see the amazing work of Lois Cook.
What a delight this girl is with a funny story for every quilt. Here is her beautiful Baltimore - all hand pieced and hand quilted.

Can't think of the name of this but it was gorgeous. Again all handwork.
Lois has made my Mariners Madness quilt by machine and it nearly killed her. I wouldn't be surprised if she hand quilts it.
Now for the news. I am off tomorrow for two days of recording a DVD for Quilters Companion magazine. To say I am nervous is an understatement!
Kathy Doughty who's done three of them tells me "it's a breeze".
Hope she's right and wish me luck!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Quilt Mania

Have you seen the latest issue of this wonderful French  magazine?
It is full of Australian quilts and quilters and lots of pics from the Sydney Quilt Show in June. There's also a profile of Michelle Yeo and her work.
Amazingly there is a pic of MY quilt - Basket Case on page 19. Check it out.
My Basket Case quilt

Now for some class pics. Noelle's NYB quilt in progress

How cute is this block!

Alison's You Little Beauty with the border coming together slowly.

Pam is making  this up as she goes - it's a good lesson in maths!
Moira is making this for her mum - her version of Pretty in Purple.

I found this hound in an op-shop in Cowra. He must have been waiting for me and my granddaughter will just love him!

This is on my design wall at the moment - lots of piecing as you can see.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy Fathers Day to all dads!

Great Supernova blocks from Marge

 Also some of her Lots of Dots circles - she's using the same background fabric in all blocks. Should be an interesting look.

Lesley's Friendship Ring made from a French General layer cake.

Part of Janelle's Lots of Dots

Margaret and Jenny working hard to remove paper from this...

And then it will look like this....YUM!

Class at Bathurst yesterday was full of eye-candy. Sondra's Pickled Lillies centre block.
Donna's centre compass from Mariners Madness

And here she is concentrating hard in front of Anni's beautiful Birds in Paradise.
Just needs the bias on and it's done.

Marge is well on the way too with her Mariners centre.
I'm off to the city for a couple of days this week and attending a Quilters Guild workshop on "What judges look for". Should be interesting!