Sunday, May 16, 2010

I've been framed

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,

Kisses, Deb


Anonymous said...

Love you centre medallion and your knitting looks great too.
I have just finished a pair of socks.


Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous pics...Phebe is really blossoming! Knitting...I used to knit a lot, but the "old" hands do ache a bit. That yarn is "sister" knitted me a scarf from it...what are you doing?
Keep warm!

Janet said...

Your medalion looks very beautiful Deb. I love the Noro wool, the colours are beautiful. Lovely photos from AQC, I wish Sue Cody sold the pattern for the tree of life, I love it.

Lori said...

Oh my! Your phebe quilt is amazing and get more amazing every time you show it!!
Stunning quilts from AQC!!

Kim said...

I am so in love with Phebe!! It looks wonderful Deb!!

Michele said...

I can't knit a lick, but that looks like a stunner of a sweater. Foolishly, I didn't know it got that cold in Australia. Phebe is coming along beautifully, and I know you are enjoying creating her. Michele

gerda said...

Phebe is beautiful!!!!! we will start in the store from Petra Prins in the Netherlands a Phebe club..the fifth of june we will start....
have a nice day..
(sorry my english is not so good...;0(..)

Linda C said...

Your Phebe is looking wonderfull. Will it be finished in time for Quilts in the Barn? l will enjoy a clode up visit.
l hope Di is feeling better today.

Linda C said...

Your Phebe is looking wonderfull. Will it be finished in time for Quilts in the Barn? l will enjoy a close up visit.
l hope Di is feeling better today.

Sue-Anne said...

Phebe is looking fantastic Deb! It is well on the way now and once the next applique border is done, it will be no time before it is finished.

I love the wool you have used, the colours are gorgeous. I can relate to the sore hands too unfortunately.

Janet said...

Your Phebe is looking wonderful!! I can't wait to see more. :0)

Karen said...

The addition of the borders around the medallion center of the Phebe quilt makes a more complex design and adds a lot of interest.

Taryn said...

Your Phebe center is gorgeous and the knitting colours are scrumptious! Thanks for sharing them.

Anonymous said...


My hands are over fifty, and I find that if I knit a bit EVERYday, they actually feel better.
I wish I lived close enough to be part of your group! Applique!

Sandra Henderson said...

WOW!~So glad that I found your lovely blog! Your quilt is gorgeous! I'll be back to visit often! :) Sandra on Cumberland Island, GA

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