Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ferris Wheel quilt

Have you seen the latest edition of the new-look Quilters Companion magazine? It's Volume 13, number 1.
The new look is great with a fantastic cover and great contributors - and I'm one of them with my Ferris Wheel quilt.

Basically blue and white with a touch of yellow, it's a string-pieced circle block with "spokes" that join to the other blocks in the layout.

I used scrap fabrics for the strings and some pieces cut from embroideries and doilies eg. the bluebird above. It's a good way to use some strips and is very roll friendly.

There's a bit of applique on the setting triangles just for fun and you can see all these pics were taken before it was quilted.
An article in the same edition covers a visit to my friend Kay Haerland's studio on the Central Coast. Kay and I have roomed together as tutors on a couple of occasions and she's a delightful person plus an amazing quilter. Check out the ribbons on her studio wall!
On the local scene we have a new fabric shop in Blackheath called Blackheath Fabric and Haberdashery, owned and run by Karen Adamson. Karen's forte is dressmaking but she's stocking a few patchwork fabrics and starting classes in February. I'm one of her teachers so if you're handy to Blackheath I'll be there on the 1st Thursday of every month for an all-day class.
And if you're a Blue Mountains resident don't forget to download an entry form for our Springwood Community Quilt Show here.
And finally here's a of link you might enjoy....
from the International Quilt Study Centre, Quilts in Common and Around the Globe.
They have lots of on-line exhibitions - check out the list on the left hand sidebar.


  1. What a cute quilt! I always like circles and curves. This one is fun with the kind of wonky pieced wedges.

  2. Congratulations Chris - must check out the magazine. Such a pretty quilt and lovely colour scheme.

  3. Beautiful quilt Chris. Great use for the leftovers.....

  4. Such a pretty design, Chris! A bit out of the norm when compared to your usual designs. But I love this. So glad you'll be teaching in Black Heath. I hope you have a great turnout for lessons.