Monday, July 27, 2015

Recent class action

I'm seeing lots of Strippy Samplers appearing lately - all different but looking great..
Pam's above

These rows are a combination of three separate quilts. I've made the girls add a row of their own making - see Sue's butterfly blocks.

Jenny's quilted and bound hers and used lots of unusual vintage fabrics. Love it!

It must be two years ago I taught in Caloundra and Debbie has sent me some pics of her finishes.
Colourful NYBs and she's used the border from Mariners Madness around her tree of life to great effect.

 Jenny again with the centre block from her Asian Strings quilt. It could be a logo for WWF couldn't it. I'm sure there'll be a finished quilt from her next class.
 Jessie has spent quitter a while on this NYB quilt and has gifted it to rellies in the US. How lucky are they!

And Lisa is well on the way to finishing her Red Dust BOM. Have I mentioned this is available thru Hobbysew stores?

For the first time in 15 years of teaching I had to cancel a class! I felt so bad about it but we've had snow here and the highway was closed so no getting over the mountains to Mudgee.
Luckily it's been rescheduled for next weekend so all's good.
And I'm off to Canberra this weekend for secret quilting business.
More about that later!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Amazing work with lots of pics!

How's this for a great collection of fabrics! It's made by and is her version of my Emperors Wheel quilt. I just love how she's put her own spin on the design.
Below is a block from Janette's Lots of Dots quilt. Doesn't get much better than this for impact.
Looking completely different is Robyn's compass quilt for her niece. A study in black and grey.
This is a full shot of Janette's Dots quilt top. Have I mentioned this quilt will be our raffle quilt for the 2016 Springwood Quilt Show? We start work on it this weekend.
I've recently been to Quilt Escape at Cottage Quiltworks in  Warriewood, teaching two days of this Atomic Star quilt. Great fun as always. It's a time consuming project so no finishes but they are well,on their way.
Jenny is working on  these Asian Strings blocks - looking good!
Another workshop with Kiama Quilters saw this beauty arrive for show and tell. What a stunner! It started as my Reproduction Beauties quilt but includes some Karen Stone blocks and even some original designs from Cinzia White. There was so much to see in this quilt and the big Paisley was perfect.
I have a BOM going at the moment thru Hobbysew stores - Red Dust. This is one of Gae's blocks. Well done!
Janelle has been doing some fussy cutting for her Chocolate Stars quilt. It never ceases to amaze me the results you can get when playing with the design on the fabric. Look at that circle happening behind the brown star.
Sue and friends are tackling my Strippy Sampler. Curved and string piecing for this strip with lots more to go.
Daphne has started my All at Sea quilt using lots of different blacks. The red and cheddar really bring it alive.
This Birds in Paradise has been in the works for a while and has finally come together for Dennise at Blackheath Hab and Fab. Loving that grey spot! In fact loving the whole quilt.
Completely different style below but Vivian's NYBs are stunning. She's very particular with her fabric choices and it sure has paid off.
Caroline is working her way thru Winbourne with lovely results. That hint of yellow is great.
Beautifully quilted is this Oriental Mariners from Lesley. Another long term project but when it all comes together like this it's all worth it!