Wednesday, March 25, 2009
wonky stars blocks.
Elizabeth kindly pieced some more together, enough for a single bed
quilt. Thanks also Elizabeth for adding in some binding.
If you click on the link to Bushfire Quilts, you will see many more
blocks and some of the quilts which have been put together,
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Today we saw Maggie’s beautiful purple star quilt as she’s whisking it off to Africa next week for a wedding.
The quilt is rotary cut, machine pieced and hand quilted (by a 3rd party). The lucky recipient has been a fan of mauves and purples all her life, so I’m sure she will love it.
The backing fabric is a stunning piece of batik, purchased in Singapore (no longer available apparently).
Close up of some of the hand quilting
The back of the quilt
In two afternoons we went from this…..
and finished with this…..
Thanks everyone! We also have some more blocks and will probably have enough for another top shortly. The tops will head off to Victoria v.soon to be quilted and distributed and I’m sure will be appreciated.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I managed to find a photo of a quilt my Mum (Kay) entered in a challenge late last year in Victoria, Australia. I am pretty sure she won’t mind me posting it here. She doesn’t even own a computer!
Thanks to Jasmine for the photo.
She hand-dyed the fabrics in a class over 10 years ago and was waiting for the right project to use them.
It won the Viewers Choice Award and I know she was thrilled.
The recent convention was held at a new venue this year, theRoyal Exhibition
in the Carlton Gardens, Melbourne. It is a World Heritage site and a
stunning venue . For some peeks behind the scenes, visit the Blog of Leanne’s House
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
There are often specials for mailing list customers, such as free shipping, 10-20% off days and free vouchers and patterns.
I regularly use the following shops and have only experienced excellent customer service and never a problem with delivery to Singapore.
Hancocks of Paducah http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/
Fat Quarter Shop http://www.fatquartershop.com/
If anyone has any others to share, please let me know.
A small Show & Tell today at Claudette’s
Firstly, Maurine showed us a bag and ‘furoshiki’ which is the Japanese
cloth used for gift wrapping. She showed us how to wrap a bottle.
Carmen’s ‘Kimono’ quilt was made from a kit/pattern from Quilts ‘n Sew Forth
Tanglin Mall; and Ellen (hiding) made this quilt for her son with fabrics that
he chose himself. Beautiful work everyone.