Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What's been going on

Last Thursday I went to the Australian Quilt Show. I had a good look around the traders and bought some fabric and threads. The fabric is a linen,spotted and wider than the usual cotton patchwork fabrics. I have a pattern in mind that needs wider than 42" and think this may be ideal. The threads are for my X-stitch. The quilts on show are from previous shows that have won Best of Show awards. Here are some photos of the ones that caught my eye. This is called Southern Stars by Karen Malone. The cheddar and green together is wonderful.

Moving House Blues by Judy Hooworth

Cock of the Walk by David M Taylor

Oh Dear Mrs Thompkins by Helen Hayes

Zig Zag by Mylene Pijpers
3384 Yoyo's

Flower Basket Medallion by Pip Scholton
and Tracy Browning
The quilting surrounding the centre basket was amazing. It is a Kim McLean quilt  pattern.

My Swoon block are all sewn together and I took this photo as I was pinning the outer borders on. It is Large.

I have finished painting the laundry walls and I have just the door surrounds to do. Looking around the house I need to continue painting, just to freshen it all up.


WoolenSails said...

Wonderful quilts and I do love the colors with the cheddar and the detail on the rooster. That is a large quilt and it is going to be beautiful. I always end up on the floor with my large rugs.


Miriam said...

Your Swoon blocks look great all stitched together.

I loved that cheddar and green quilt too. Very striking!

Tilly said...

Loke you blocks,nice colors.

Lida said...

Love the quilts that you are showing and indeed that basket quilt is beautiful quilted, wish I could do it like that! Yours is fantastic looking as ever! Enjoy your stitches and painting! Greetings

antique quilter said...

wow lucky you getting to go to a quilt show like this
love that first quilt wow! and then the Kim Mclean center you showed amazing....
would love to see the whole quilt did you take a picture of the whole quilt?
I know lots of times i just take pictures of parts of a quilt :)
thanks for sharing

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing those great quilts from the show. So inspiring. Good luck with your painting, I always enjoy having a fresh start in a room.

Lou - Max and Louise Pattern Co said...

The show was wonderful. You quilt is looking wonderful. Also love your Kim Diehl quilt that is in your header pic....love your colours.