Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Home now after a great weekend workshop in Cooma with the Wednesday Piecemakers
Two projects in my class - Mariners Madness and Strippy Sampler - one so precise and the other very free-form.
Heidi began hers at home so finished a lot more than the others. Isn't it fabulous! All Liberty plus that almost-linen weight grey background.
Part of the curved cutting and piecing strip from the Sampler.
These could all go in the one quilt tho they are the work of five different students

This is the quilt they were working on. In the time frame they got a start on all the strips and they've promised to send me pics to share down the track.
Jan's Mariners centre - again it wasn't possible to finish in two days but the 12 students I had all made a good start.

Strippy Sampler "bits"

 Then it was show and tell from my class last year.
Lots of beautiful NYB quilts...

and a couple of Dahlia finishes too. This is the front but my pic is so off you can't see the quilting...
and OMG this was the back - light thread on a dark back. It was absolutely beautiful and I'm hoping it will be entered in this year's Sydney Quilt Show in June.

This was my third visit to this lovely group and Janelle , the other tutor, and I have been invited back again next year. You'd think they'd be sick of me by now!
Great girls, beautiful accommodation and Cooma is a lovely town. If you're down that way put it in your diary - Valentine's weekend 2016.


  1. Hi Chris, its amazing how different that Mariners centre can look in diffferent fabrics. The brights look great on the grey dont they. Looks like you had a fun and productive weekend.

  2. Sounds like you had a great time and what great work they all produced! Have been away from your blog too long, so just been catching up on all your travel pictures! We're off to the sun for a week this Thursday - it's started snowing AGAIN here!! xCathy

  3. Wow! That Liberty compass is beautiful, such a great rainbow effect. It's fun to see the strippy sampler blocks.

  4. Will your stripy sampler quilt be available as a pattern? I live in the US and won't be making it to Australia anytime soon! Thanks!