Thursday, October 17, 2013

A mixed bag

Don't you just want this! From the Sept issue of Country Homes and Interiors a lovely English magazine. It's paper stuck onto the cupboard - too clever.

Below is Heather's version of our Springwood Community Quilt Show raffle quilt for next year.
It's a reinterpretation of an English quilt made c.1840 by Grace Slater.
Heather's done a beautiful job and patterns will be available for our quilt at next years show - last weekend in April.

Jane's also excelled with her Mariners Madness quilt. Made for a friend using her mother's fabrics, mostly African. Stunning isn't it.
I surprised myself this week by making this from a tutorial on Linda's blog via Edith's in Switzerland.
I'm not a bag/purse person but this looked so cute and Linda's tute explained all the steps so easily.
Took me maybe 1 1/2 hrs and I had all the bits on the shelf. Have a go - they'd make great gifts and someone said there's only 10 more Saturdays til Xmas!!

Further to the classroom birth at Dorrigo - here are the darlings two weeks later. Too cute.
I'm off to RedBerry  Quilters in Berry for a show-and-tell on Friday 25th October if you're  down that way and I'm doing a two day workshop for the NSW Quilters Guild at Epping on my Lots of Dots quilt Tues 29th and Wed 30th of October. I know they have a few places left if you're interested - call the Guild now for all the info and you don't have to be a member to attend.
Finally here's a link to an exhibition of Star quilts at the Texas Quilt Museum. Great eye candy.


  1. the kittens are soooo cute! I like the cupboard idea and the bag/purse looks good Chris. I hope the fires stay away from you.

  2. What a great mixed bag! Those kittens are the cutest!! I hope we get more updates about them. I love your zippered boxy pouch. Only 10 Saturday till Christmas - yikes!!

  3. Hi - my Mariner's Madness pattern arrived today. Thank you! Love the colors in the one in this post. I imagine choosing the colors will be hard. It will take me awhile but I will keep you posted.
    So many good things today. Have a lovely weekend!

  4. Love that little purse and what a great raffle quilt! Hope the fires are not close - must be very worrying for you all up there.

  5. fun post - great quilts and your little bad is darling.
    What sweet little kitties!

  6. Thanks for making the bag and vouching for the tutorial. You did such a lovely job with it. And thanks for sharing the picture of the cabinet. Of course now I covet one!