Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inspiration

in book form. I just love these books, two new ones that came a couple of weeks ago.




History repeated is relatively new and it is THE BEST book of pieced quilts that I have ever seen. Quite a few projects in there that I will make. If you haven't got it, trust me , you need it.

What have I been doing? Well working on block 2 of Imperial Blooms





applique done ready for embellishment.

Doing the motherly thing - a warm woolly for NOS who spends too much time out in the cold elements.

Although he is skinny as a rake he is very tall - so knitting a jumper takes a lot longer than it use to due to the length!

And finally, some more photos from the recent Quilts in the Barn.

Linda and Bev both made versions of this quilt. I just love it.

A wall of little quilts - I'm sure Kathie would have swooned!

A real beauty made by our Meghan.

Gorgeous use of border fabrics.




I understand this will be in Jo's new book. It was a lovely exhibition, all the quilts were made predominantly from Jo Morton fabrics and they were just stunning. Thanks to Linda and her team of tireless quilt enthusiasts for arranging such an INSPIRATIONAL show.

PS. On a previous post I showed some photos from a show, and wasn't sure of the makers. I was contacted by one who said this about her quilt:

It is completely hand quilted at 19stitches to the inch. It took year of work and I was absolutely thrilled to win the three ribbons. It was also a thrill to come onto your website and see you had shown it! Thank you! The red border was reverse appliqued and took F O R E V E R !
Regards,
Meredith Nye

Thanks for contacting me Meredith. Your quilt is lovely and worthy of another look!




Monday, September 5, 2011

Two Quilt Events in One Day

Saturday - what a great day. Glorious early spring weather and two quilt events to go to. Can't ask for more than that!

First up let me show you my early progress on the Funky birds.


Lots of bright colours and interesting shapes. I plan to change a few things, but let's see how it goes.

I also got the next Sue Spargo BOM in the mail.


Can't believe we are already up to block 8 - and you know when I say "we" I actually don't mean me! Looks like another fun block to do.

Now - first quilt event was Essendon Quilters Quilt-in. One of our Sisters, Kerry, is past president of the Essendon group so I went along for the day. I have to say it was a wonderful day. Everyone was very friendly and made me feel very welcome. A lovely morning tea spread too! Guest speaker was Susan Smith of Patchwork on Stoneleigh, now sadly closed. She had so many beautiful quilts to show. I took some photos but was on an angle so you don't get the full frontal.
The Nurses Quilt

Civil War III
Civil War II (I think)


Dorothy Dumpling (Great name huh?)



Stevie's Garden



Not sure


Little Sparrow


St. Neot Band Sampler


It sure was a nice visit.

After lunch I headed off to Quilts in the Barn, to meet the lovely Jo Morton. The Barn looked splendid as always, with many of Jo's quilts on display. These were supplemented by quilts made by Linda and her friend Bev. Gorgeous use of fabrics - a real treat.

The colours Jo uses are beautiful and rich, the designs very geometric.

Lots of little quilts - and who is that gorgeous woman lurking on the left?


Don't these little quilts look great?


This one will be from Jo's new book.

I have some few more photos to post, but in the meantime, if anyone has any of the fabric that makes up the bird body I would be happy to buy some from you. I believe it is quilt old from P & B textiles, Pilgrim/Roy collection.


Happy days,

Deb