Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Class action

This is our progress so far on the grand piano cover. It looks really good but I'm a bit worried about the next step of making it into an  octagon with sides that will fall down the sides of the piano.

Moyra's made this Pretty in Purple for her mum and has made great progress with adapting borders to suit size and what fabric's in the stash.
Jenny's version of Deauville looks good too. She's made it her own by altering the layout and adding different borders. I love to see that happening in class.

Marj is well on her way with the Lots of Dots BOM. She's using the one background fabric for all the blocks and it gives a very different effect.

Now this belongs to Alice. Check out the fussy cut diamonds that seem to make another circle around the centre compass. Well done!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Road trip

Where's Galong you ask?
About 210kms south west of where I live, on the road to Young and Cootamundra.
I was a tutor at the Galong Retreat this last weekend and the venue was St Clements Monastery.

The long driveway to this beautiful place

The front entrance to the Monastery

and this was my classroom. Big and so well lit from those big windows.
We had heaps of room and Black Possum quilt shop from Tea Gardens was the vendor.
My class was working on the Quilt-as-you-go Noodle Box and the results were amazing.
Lots of different styles but all looked good.

Some like Jackie even got to start on the quilting - lovely gloves!

The accommodation and dining room were excellent - ensuite rooms with table service at meal times.
Some of my dinner companions enjoying a tipple. 

The other tutors were Yan Pring, here with a sample from her class..
take a panel and slash and sew

Brenda Burgess was doing a curved piecing project

this is my class tho some had already left before show-and-tell. Marg Lowe was teaching an embroidery class - no pic sorry.
It was a great weekend and I can't wait to be asked back again!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nowra class

Carole sent me this pic of her Jacobean Star quilt done in a workshop at Tocal College this year.
It's looking beautiful.

Vicki from Idaho is doing my Lots of Dots quilt and this is just the beginning.
Can't wait to see the rest.
Marj has finished her Supernova for her grandson(?) and doesn't it look great.
There is a new listing in my etsy shop for this pattern. If you'd like to make one too check it out here.

At Jukejema in Nowra last week the girls were doing this.....
....and this. Not bad for two solid days of sewing.

And while I was at work the DH was doing this...

Would you buy a used car from this Stalker?? Don't you love the flag!
While you're here hop on over to the Springwood Quilt Show blog for the latest on our raffle quilt. It's so beautiful.