Thursday, April 30, 2015

Day 2 and 3 Springwood Quilt Show

This quilt wasn't in the show but it's not a post without a pic is it!
Day two and three pics from the show are on the show's blog here and here. Enjoy! and congrats to the three Viewers Choice winners and the winner of the raffle quilt.
It's entered in this years Sydney Quilt Show in June and we're keeping our fingers crossed for another prize in the group category.
Meanwhile I'm off to quilt camp this weekend. Can't wait!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Day 1 - Springwood Community Quilt Show

A few,pics from day one of our local quilt show. Mine and students' quilts 
Heathers collaborative quilt and it was big!
My Crown Jewels
Viv's Garden Party
Moyra's Lollipop Trees
Karen's NYB quilt
Jenny's Lots Of Dots

Christine's Noodle Box
My Asian Strings
Lesley's Mariners Garden
And Wendy Gurry's Japanese Creation which won Viewers Choice for day one. Stay tuned for more tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Me time

Because it's school holidays here I've had a bit of sewing time for myself which is always a treat.
I've finished this Atomic Star top and recently had a workshop at Quiltsmith on this and Scrappy Windmills.
Foundation pieced big star blocks - lots of pieces but that's the fun part isn't it!
Pattern is in the works.

Hand sewing has been taken up with this Star and Crown block - thanks to my FB group Hand and Paper Piecers for finding the name. It's a Laura Wheeler block from the 30s and is an opportunity to show lots of bright and low volume prints. Still a WIP.

My favourite so far is this Wedding Compass - a double wedding ring version plus compass centre.
The centre is a big 32" across.

I think it just needs another dark frame to finish it off.

 It wouldn't be a post without some students' work. This is Matiah's table centre from a Muswellbrook workshop last year. She's just started high school and has done a fine job under nan's guidance.
Christine has been "making" fabric for her Strippy Sampler quilt...

and Lesley is working on a dramatic version of my NYB quilt with lots of peacocks and beautiful Asian-inspired fabrics.

 Lastly there's only a week to go til set-up day for our Springwood Quilt Show.
Hope to see you there!