Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Another Quilt Top

Everyone seems to have got into the groove and enjoyed making the
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,

thanks everyone.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Show & Tell

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


Quilts for Victorian Bushfire Appeal

In two afternoons we went from this…..


to 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

Log Cabin Quilt Challenge

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.

Mum Pineapple Quilt

Australasian Quilt Convention

The recent convention was held at a new venue this year, the

Royal 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

Online Shopping

Here are some links to websites in the USA for online shopping.
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
Fat Quarter Shop
If anyone has any others to share, please let me know.

Show & Tell March 2009

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.

maurines_bag_and_furoshikicarmen Kimono


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.