Monday, June 23, 2014

Class action

There are always lots of different projects bubbling along in my regular classes. Here's a taste of what clever girls get up to...
 Frances is new to patchwork but has jumped in at the deep end with Lots of Dots.
I think she's enjoying it and is certainly doing a fab job using lots of Kaffe fabrics.
Last class at Hobbysew Top Ryde she stared with this...
and added a bit of this..

to finish up with this by the end of the day. It was fun to see how each block would turn out - all different but stunning. A limited palette makes the design shine.

Karen is making this NYB even bigger with more blocks then a final border. Beautiful fabric choices with the blue an added highlight.

While Dennise's version of the same quilt is not quite so calm - look at me! look at me!
This really has the wow factor - can't wait to see her next border.

Lots of Jacobean Stars seem to be coming together lately. Each one different but beautiful.
This is Kathy's...

while this is Susan's - love the blue here.

Susie is ready to applique the diamonds and maybe start a new project.

Robbie has done a fine job with her Birds in Paradise using only batiks. They will certainly be a great showcase for lots of fancy quilting.

And Nerida is back to the real world after two back to back cruises - looking good.
I'm getting ready to bind the new Hobbysew BOM quilt Red Dust. I'll have a pic then.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

It's been a while...

...since I posted. That's because not much is happening class-wise.
I've had a few days off from teaching and they've been spent  writing the pattern for a new Hobbysew BOM. It's made using new their aboriginal range of fabrics and I think it looks pretty good.
Here's a sneak peek - terrible pic sorry. Due for release soon!
Isn't this Lone Star wonderful. It's Gilberto's third top in this design - he's become an expert at all those diamonds and it is so flat. It's huge - over 2m square.
Alice is working on my 30s Wheel quilt - hers is in reproductions and looks like an antique quilt.
You can't see the fussy cut birds in the centre of each block. Beautiful.

Janelle's Broken Arrow is a WIP. When we meet once a month it's time for the next border design.
The setting triangles will bring it back to square then it's more borders to add. The fun is in trialling this or that to see what suits best.

And Denise is making progress with her Mariners Madness. Don't you love the purple background. It really makes the compass jump out at you.
The countdown is on til the Sydney Quilt show in July and I've finally finished two quilts for display.
I'm not too happy with the finished results of either of them but it will be exciting to see them hanging in the new venue at Glebe Island.
This is taken from the centre's website and details how to get there. They are pretty much saying don't drive - there's limited parking.

Free special event transport will operate on exhibition days. Scheduled ferry services will run from Darling Harbour, along with scheduled bus services from Central Station (departing from Bus Bay 13 on Eddy Ave, near the police station) via Murray Street, Darling Harbour.
Free special event transport and timetables will be tailored to each event, with details posted on the event website at the time of ticketing or registration.

I'll leave you with a pic of little Harper and mummy at her 2nd birthday party - where has the time gone!