Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Silly season!

Saturday saw our Xmas lunch with a group here at home. There was lots of show and tell for the last class of the year with Pam's finish of her Lots of Dots masterpiece. She will be persuaded to put it in next year's Sydney Quilt Show - can't wait for her response!
 The block below is a ring-in from the original - I love it!
 The full picture - just needs quilting.

Newcomer Karen has been working on Reproduction Beauties and what a burst of colour.

She was wearing orange on the day and blended perfectly.
 Yas drew this on A4 paper and blew it up at the copy shop which became her foundation pattern. It was stunning and all drawn freehand. Can't wait to see what happens next.
After all that excitement and swapping of presents we hoed into a lovely lunch with fruit, White Xmas and Alice's triple-decker pav for dessert. Oh and some bubbles to go with it all. What a day!

 Margaret from Hobbysew designed this quilt for her granddaughter for Xmas. Lots of maths and measuring involved to make the pictures fit but it looks great. She will be pleased I'm sure.
And Jenny is getting ready to quilt her Sunflower top - lots and lots of beautiful reproduction fabrics. This is a new pattern in my etsy shop. Hop on over and have a look.

Lastly, it's lovely to see the team from Quiltmania magazine liked our Springwood quilt show raffle quilt enough to include it in the latest issue. What great publicity - thanks guys!
Classes are winding down for the year and I'm planning some holiday projects of my own. Can't wait to get to that machine!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

New pattern and Give away winner

Square Dance quilt
Over two years ago I designed a BOM quilt for the Australian quilt shop Material Obsession.
After a successful run as a BOM the pattern is now mine to market separately and is available in my etsy shop here.
The quilt is 76" square and is made up of 4 x 16" centre blocks featuring foundation piecing.The sashing is foundation pieced flying geese.

The circle blocks are appliqued onto a background square using ric rac

There are 4 x 12" blocks in the corners of the large diamond borders.

The whole quilt is a fun project, especially if you use lots of bright "modern" fabrics.

The 35 page pattern comes in a folder with a quilt photo, detailed instructions for each block and borders and original foundations for you to copy and keep.
Nice Xmas present to yourself!
Now for the winner of the table centre - sorry it's taken so long.
Ann-Marie from Sydney is the winner and she had this to say...
"French General is my favourite fabric of all time!! Your designs are stunning. Friends recently did a class with you and are still raving! "
Thanks to those who left a comment and I'm glad it's gone to a good home.