Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Snake Gully revisited

Last weekend was my fourth visit to Snake Gully in Muswellbrook, a town in the Hunter Valley wine country. My hosts Liz and Robert are so welcoming it really feels like home with lots of country cooking thrown in.
The projects for the workshop were Pickled Lillies and Square Dance and the girls made a good start on both.
They've made a new sign since my last visit - I didn't count the buttons but there were lots! They looked like lollies.
 More Pickle blocks
Square Dance blocks were coming together at the same time with lots of different fabric combos. They all looked great.

Matiah (14 yo) is working on the borders of her Chocolate Stars from a previous workshop,
with Square Dance in the background.
 Kay's table centre from last year also came out for show-and-tell.
And this is a regular visitor I am told - can't remember her name but what a cutie!

I have a two day workshop coming up for Quilt Escape at Cottage Quiltworks in Warriewood 6-7 July.
It's a big 20" foundation pieced block so you only need five for the top plus half and quarter blocks and you've got a big quilt.

Give the shop a ring if you're interested in a fun class at a great venue.

Have you seen this bookazine yet? It's a collection of past scrap projects from Quilters Companion magazine and I have one in it. Outstanding quality and 19 top class designs for you to make. At only $20 it's a bargain! On sale now at newsagents.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Eye candy

Lots of pics today from my recent quilt camp...
Lorraine's Rattle Snake from a Karen Stone pattern. Beautiful Kaffe fabrics with different greys.
Lots of locals each morning to greet us.

This was a great idea from Janette via Sue Cody. Two fabric boards with polystyrene either side then wrapped in calico. Draw your hexie size on it and play around with the placement before sewing. Who would have thought!

Just goes to show nothing will stop us sewing. Christine had a fall on the slippery paths and has an ice-pack on her supported knee. No stopping her!

One of my projects on Saturday via Lorrie Cranor. My first go at this style and I love the result.

Pam's been powering away at her George 111 blocks. All hand pieced and only hundreds to go!

Wendy's Emperors Wheel above and Lorraine's below. Well done girls!
 Sharon's doing amazing things with her Scrappy Windmills blocks too.

I'm a tutor at the Community Sewing Day on the Central Coast on 30th May. Three  different tutors with totally different projects.
If you're interested ring All About Sewing at Charmhaven or Blueberries at Wyong for details.
A pic from Sue of her Reproduction Beauties quilted and bound - looks amazing! 

And a pic from the weekend's Berry Quilt Show. Apparently there was a Chris Jurd Corner of quilts. How good do they all look together,
Totally unrelated to quilting but here's my new grandson Zac. 3 weeks old and such a chilled out little man.