Friday, April 29, 2011

A lovely surprise

I had a lovely surprise, yesterday, when I went to the Craft Fair. My Dragonfly Ninepatch won 2nd prize in the Non-Traditional Quilts section of the Quilt show. It was beautifully quilted by Leanne. The fair is on again today and tomorrow, so if you want to see some wonderful quilting go along. The quilts are amazing, can't show you here, but I will direct you to a site soon.
Best of Show is a stunning quilt of applique, trapunto and machine quilting. Just beautiful and a great story as well. I am going back for another look tomorrow, and to help out with the white gloves on, and to spend my gift vouchers. Oh, and I did buy a little bit of fabric- :) .

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Christmas blocks and Easter

Hope you had a great Easter. It has been wonderful not to have to go anywhere or do anything.
I have caught up on a lot of things. I can't remember when I have had this long a break at home.
The garden is starting to look a bit more respectable, lot's of weeds pulled, plants cut back and woodchip layed.
On the patchwork front we have been very busy. Kim has finished two blocks from Christmas Fun.

I have made a top using Kate Conklin's pattern that was in Homespun magazine a couple of months ago.

And Leanne quilted my Kitchen Capers quilt. It has been entered in the Island Threads exhibition next week along with two other quilts. Hope you had a great Easter break.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

More cushions, bags and quilts

Once again a lovely weekend. Especially so on Saturday when we had a family get together at Punchbowl. The day was just lovely, with the expected rain holding off til late afternoon. I achieved a lot this weekend. New displays put up at the shop on Sunday morning. So much more can be done with the doors shut. I finished off the set of bags shown above. They used part of a honey bun (1 1/2" strips), I think I still have half left. I put the binding on two quilts and finished the embroidery on Rebecca's round robin. I also put this quilt top together. It uses a panel of A is for Annabelle and some 8" squares. Now I need to put borders on it. Trying to work out what sort of border, if any, to put on this little quilt, designed by McKenna Ryan, and then how to quilt it.

A cushion finished last week using Clare's owl pattern from her new quilt "Best Friends".

It's hanging in the shop. Couldn't get a proper photo of it, but here are some closeups.

And last, but not least, my dresden plate cushion, using a Lilac Hill candy bar.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Embroidered Cushions

I have been finishing off a few pieces of work lately. Above is a cushion I made from Helen Stubbing's friendship round robin from last year. I can only claim to have worked the centre embroidery and the finishing off. The second border was worked by Rebecca, the third by Leanne and the fourth by Kate. Thanks girls, In love it. I will put up links soon. Too pushed for time at the moment.

This cushion features the emu on my website from Helen Stubbing's Gidday Quilters Shop Hop.

And I am working on this piece of Rebecca's. I don't know if she will make it into a cushion cos we differed on our opinnions of cushions. I'm nearly finished Rebecca, sorry it has taken so long.


Congratulations Kate, you have won my 50th post giveaway. Thank you to all who entered and for your helpful information. I am starting to put it into practise.