Thursday, April 28, 2011

A New Book

I have been very lucky to win a new book from Rosalie Quinlan's Blog she had it as a Giveaway. As you can see it is Sarah Fielke's new quilt book. Each design can be made as a doll's quilt or a full size one with the idea that you can make the little one first to make sure it is what you want. I have been looking through it since it arrived this morning. Thank you Rosalie, I love it.I am going to have a new Grand daughter in August and I can see her having the best doll's quilts.


The next little fellow is one of Rosalie's patterns. I am going to call him Sean the Sheep and when it is shearing time, you pull down the zip and take his jumpsuit off.  Isn't he great!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter, everyone.
I was away yesterday and today to the seaside town of Queenscliff for the opening of my daughter's Art exhibition. If you would like to see her work, here is a link to her blog and website.Nicola 

I have also been sewing my applique and I have almost finished the top half,

and have the second half prepared and ready to go. I leave apaper trail around the house as the freezer paper falls off everytime I work on it. If I really need it to show me the curve required I just iron it back on. The next question will be whither I continue or be happy with a new wallhanging.

Monday, April 18, 2011

From the Show

Some more items from the Quilt Show. The next two quilts I photographed because of the work involved making them.
 I'm not a great fan of hexagons but the border was magnificent .

This quilt with the blue looked so different from a basket quilt I had seen with cream as the setting squares. To me the border and the blue seems to drown all the beautiful little baskets.

The next two Art quilts.   Quite appealing I thought.

Now for my buys.
I stopped at Threadbear and bought some 'blues' for the Judie Rothermel quilt in this month's Quilter's Companion magazine.

I just had to buy this book by Natalie Bird to get the pink rabbit pattern. This is for the Grand daughter due in August and then I had to shop at the Quilted Crow from Tasmania to get pink felted wool to make her. Isn't she adorable.

and while I was there I couldn't resist these beauties.

A visit to the Thread Studio got me another skein of silk to finish off my 2nd knitted bag which is a larger size than the the one below that I made last year.

These should keep me busy for a while.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Australian Quilt Show

On Friday I went to the Quilt Show with my friend. Here are a few photos of what we saw.
The Challenge this year was..Lucy Locket has lost her pocket and Kitty Fisher found it....and here are my favourite ones. They were knittted, felted, made with every fabric, silk and denin, just wonderful.

There were many quilts on show but here are four that topped my list.

This next quilt was a minature. approx. 18" square. Absolutely beautiful.

I'll put what I bought and some more photos in my next blog.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ta -Da!

This is what I have decided on for the inner border. The corner feathers are a slightly different fabric from the ones in the centre but all mostly black. I am going to have the area between them quilted with a feather design and do the trupunto like Janet showed us on her blog.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Next 4 Blocks

I have finished sewing the next 4 blocks of the Maltaville quilt and here is a photo of them.

I have also finished sewing the vine onto the Auntie Green quilt centre so the next item is preparing the freezer paper shapes for all the flowers that sit between it and the leaves. This will take a bit of time so meanwhile I have been thinking about my Mary Brown quilt which had to come to a halt because I wasn't happy with the next border. After looking at Patricia Cox's website and the photo of hers, I have decided what I'm going to do.
I have sewn on the 4 borders with my black feathers and will do applique coming from the corners. That, you'll get a look at when I've done it but meantime here is the work in progress. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011


This week I got my Ann Daggs quilt back from the quilter. I have now bound it, so it is totally finished. Pam has done quilting for me for quite a while
now, I leave it to her to choose what she wants to do on my quilts. She       knows what I don't want, which is a stiff board of cloth. I like my quilts to remain soft, and the quilting not to dominate on the quilt. I am as usual delighted with what she has done.

Here is a close up of the corner and the quilting.