Monday, August 29, 2011

Six out of nine ain't bad!

Well finally some progress to show you on Sallie Ann.

I have finally finished 6 of the 9 panels and joined them together. Because the applique design is continuous, some of the pieces are applied after joining. This takes longer than you would think, since there is quite a bit of bulk to hold whilst stitching. Anyway, here she is.


I'm really happy with the way it's going, but have decided to put it, not quite on the backburner, but slightly off the boil.

So what will I be working on? Well chipping away at a few things. Thing One will be the Sue Spargo BOM. Block 7 arrived a couple of weeks ago.

It is really fun to work on. Of course I'm still only up to Block 2 so I would like to catch up a bit.

Kate over at Empty Field inspired my choice of Thing Two. Kate calls this Mad Little Birds

but it's actual name is Come Fly With Me. I think I'm going to call it Funky Feathered Friends. It is a BOM available through Material Obsession. It is gorgeous and bright - just right for chasing the last of Melbourne's gloomy winter away.

Hope to have some more progress to show you shortly. Hope all is well where you are.

Oh, and if you are in Melbourne or somewhere reasonably close, Quilts in the Barn 2011 is upon us. Details can be found here. I hope to be there sometime Saturday afternoon.

Cheers,

Deb

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Quilt show part 2

When we visited Linda's event to meet Mary, there was also some show and tell!

A few of my favourite quilts here from some very talented quiltmakers. Sorry I don't know the names of the makers. If you see your quilt let me know and I will put your name up (or remove the photo is you would prefer).

I think this is Bev's version of Mary Mannakee - isn't it gorgeous?

I love this one for its very unusual setting.



I love these quilts. The quilt hangers are Joe Koval on the left and Brian Hall (new husband of Di) on the right. Thanks guys - great job.


I also have some more quilts to show you from our quilt show.

Isn't this brilliant?

This one has clever use of border fabric.
This one by Esther Aliu - a pattern is available through her website. The photo doesn't do it justice - quite gorgeous.

So what am I doing? Well still chipping away - buying a little fabric for some future projects.

And the next Sue Spargo block arrived



I hope to have some progress to show you shortly, but until then,

Happy quilting,

Deb