The Phebe quilt is based on a central medallion surrounded by a number of frames. While I have been appliqueing I have also been constructing some of these frames. Three of them are attached now.
I love watching the progress of quilts. The way each addition changes the look of the piece is amazing. I am well into the second applique frame, but it will be some time before it is all finished. In the meantime I will be working on the stars which make up the next two frames.
There is a definite chill in the air in Melbourne so of course I went to my wardrobe to pull out some woollies - and to be honest - some were looking a bit shabby. You know - that place "can't quite wear this to work but it's still OK for home"? So I felt the need to get out the old knitting needles. Decided on some glorious Noro Kureyon yarn. This took only a few hours,
but I have to say my hands ache after a night of knitting. Phooey to the aging process, I say!
We had an "almost" fabulous day yesterday - SSS day and it was Di's turn to be invaded by the group. It is always so wonderful to go to Di's place in the hills. She has a beautiful property, she's an amazing cook and hostess and of course I don't need to tell you about her sewing. But just after we arrived, poor Di developed a terrible migraine - and went to lie down, leaving her fabulous partner Brian to attend to us - and of course we helped ourselves to the delicious lunch that she had made. We hoped that she would reappear, but alas she didn't. Still it was great to catch up wth her for a few minutes, and the rest of the gang. Meghan looking fabulous after her trip to Europe which I'm sure she will tell you about over at SSS.
The bell is beeping on my oven so I must dash. I'll finish with some more photos from AQC as promised. A couple of traditional quilts, lovely workwomanship
and a couple of contemporary ones
the second one is by Sue Cody who teaches in Sydney - I loved this quilt.
Hope all is well in you world,