Friday, September 28, 2012

Last Weekend

Last weekend was our Symposium for the AQA,[Australian Quilters Association] There were several classes on, both Saturday and Sunday and I went Sandra Boyle's class. Here are 4 of the blocks in the quilt and below it, the block I started on the day. Sandra has done the quilt in all shades of red and green and I'm using the Papillon range of fabric to do mine which has reds,pinks,blue and grey.

It was a great day with lots of chatter.
I have making the blocks for the BOM from Canton Village quilts blog and have come to the last one. Jackie has put a picture of the layout on her blog and instructions for that will come next month. I have thoroughly enjoyed making everyones blocks and the layout looks great. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sewing in the Evening

I have been doing some sewing, in the evenings, after a certain little lady goes to bed, my Grand daughter, and the opposite corners around the centre of my Mosaics have their applique stitched on. Very similar but not quite the same fabrics.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I Had Forgotten

My son, daughter in law and grand daughter have come to stay for a few weeks while the renovations start on their house. My GD is 15months old, and I had forgotten how active they are at this age. Grace is on the go,go, go, sleeps for 45mins re-energising and is go, go,go again. She is such a happy child it is a pleasure to spend this time with her.
There has been some shopping too.So many wonderful new fabrics in the shops.I always buy green the double pinks are wonderful.

and some Windham and some Jo Morton's.

I also started a new pattern. Mosaics by Irene Blanck.This is the centre of the quilt.

and here is a picture of the whole quilt. You can buy it from here

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I'm Getting There

Vine No.6 is finished and attached. It's a great carry-along project and I just pick it up and sew a few leaves whenever I can. 

I want to show you an old quilt I saw last week. It is the Chester Criswell quilt and Sharon who it belongs to is making the patterns for each block. These are available from her website. The red fabrics had not survived very well at all but the greens were as good as new. It was an amazing quilt to see and had names on every block and a verse on the bride's block.