Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday at Castlemaine

Yesterday I went to Castlemaine for the 1st Applique Society meeting of 2013. I was picked up at 6.45am and off we set with a wonderful day in front of us and the weather was perfect, sunny and 28C.  Our speaker for the morning was Rosalee Clark. Her first quilt was her Jane Austen and you can get the pattern for it from here which comes with full instructions and the history of the quilt.
This is a picture of 1 block which showed us how it is made and put together. 

We then saw several of her other quilts. This had wonderful fabric in the centre.


This one had beautiful Toile.

Vibrant colours.


The following quilts are from my friends. This is Bev's, Mary Manakee quilt. I love the colours of the fabrics that she has used.

Her star quilt.

made with Dutch Chintz fabrics.

A Signature quilt

Hand pieced blocks.

and next a single block of Linda's quilt.The small squares are 1/4" in size and there are well over 300 pieces in each block of 16. The colours and fabrics are great and it looked amazing but I'll leave them to Linda to make. The cutting alone would have taken hours.

I hope you enjoyed the ones I've shown you.


Shirley said...

I always look forward to seeing a show and tell from Castlemaine. You are all such a talented group of ladies.

Martine said...

This are wonderful quilts.
Thanks for posting them.

Lida said...

Lovely quilts are you showing! Respect for the lady that uses Dutch chintz, it is beautiful but difficult to quilt by hand! Greetings

Sue said...

Another wonderful show and tell from you Castlemaine ladies.
You are all very talented.

Every Stitch said...

What a lovely show-and-tell! thanks for posting all these lovely quilts from your clever group.

Maureen said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing these beauties. Sounds like a fabulous day. !/4" finished?!?

Joy V said...

A beautiful show and tell. Thank you for sharing.

Jane in Cumbria said...

What a lovely show to cheer up a rainy, misty and cold Welsh morning!

antique quilter said...

oh my what a great show and tell, thanks for sharing Bev's quilts i am always wondering what she is working on ! So great to see her MM quilt again, still makes me smile every time I see it!
thanks for sharing

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