Saturday, September 24, 2016

Harrington workshops

Four full days of workshops in Harrington recently and I was a bit weary!
NYB blocks and Mariners Compasses were on the agenda for both groups with two days each in the local community centre. 
So many ways to lay out these fabulous blocks. 
A combination of both projects. 
Compasses were in all styles as you can see below. They look happy don't they!
Harrington is such a lovely seaside village and Pam and the girls made me feel so welcome. I'd go back in a flash. 
The teaching year is slowly coming to a close with only two more away gigs for me this year. Spring is all around us here in the Blue Mountains and we must make the most of it before the horrible heat of summer. The garden is bursting out all over. 
Just before I went to Harrington my friend Ann and I held a weekend retreat at a local venue. 
My workshop was a wonky pickle dish while Ann's was a great bag. I didn't seem to get any bag pics tho!
Some blocks from the weekend and my quilt they were based on below. Good fun all round!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Adelaide etc.

Part,of my time off recently was four days of classes at the AMQF, as a student on a domestic machine. What a great festival. Four of us rented a house and soaked up all the quilty happenings. 

The festival included a quilt show and my Go Girl quilt was placed third, in the Small Innovative section. Amazing quilting by Leanne Harvey from Mt Vincent Quilts

My buddy Ann's William Morris quilt won first in the Novice section with great quilting by Kyeen McPherson. Out of our group of four, two were prize winners. Not bad!

Kellie joined me in Bethann Nemesh's class on feathers. That's a look of terror!

Loved Bethann's version of feathering. I'll definitely use this in the future. 
The festival is on every two years and is a great effort by Tracey Browning and the festival committee. It's on my calendar for 2018. 

Good looking Scrap Happy blocks from Liz via Snake Gully quilters. 

And the start of our raffle quilt for next years Springwood Quilt show. 20 x 9" blocks with lots,of tiny hexagons. Designed by Anne Sommerlad with an oriental theme. Follow the link to see more blocks as they appear.

Haven't kids birthday parties changed! This is my granddaughter at her friend's 4th birthday. Apparently it was a blast with lots of hand/eye coordination required. I'm surprised they made safety harnesses that small! Such a little warrior.

On my design wall at the moment. A full pic soon.