Thursday, 25 October 2012

A large amount of small pieces

I must say I was very happy to have this quilt finished, it is a massive king size and weighs a ton, but my Civil War Chronicles quilt is finally complete!  Here it is pictured at the Temora Rural Museum, along with other quilts that were part of Patches of Heaven exhibition earlier this month.  They will be there till the end of the month (only another week - where has the year gone), so if you are passing through, call in for a coffee and a browse.
A close-up view
Now, for some other news, early next month, the next edition of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6 will be released, and I am thrilled to say I will have a block in it again.  There will be a blog tour from Nov 5 - 9 which I am fortunate to be part of with giveaways and prizes -  more info when the day gets closer. 

Just want to show you another version of Mulberries of Amaroo, Sharon who comes to my class at Patchwork on Parker, has used the Lynette Anderson range of fabric, this is her second quilt in this design - it is very nice!

I will be back shortly with all that is happening in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned, 

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Boree Creek quilt show

If you happen to be travelling around this weekend and you find yourself between Wagga and Albury there is a little town called Boree Creek, hosting a quilt show that you should go and see.  This is a biannual exhibition of locally made quilts and items, as you can see from the photos, they have put alot of work into it and they look beautiful.

This is their raffle quilt, a fantastic version of my design, the Whirlygig.  You can still buy tickets to win this great quilt made by the Boree Creek ladies.

Because it is a quilt as you go pattern, it is reversible - this is the back!
A little taste of more of what is on show...
But if you want to see all of it, and the best way to see quilts is face to face, then get to Boree Creek this weekend, times are 9.30 to 5 pm at the Memorial Hall, and refreshments including lunch will be available.
Till next time,
Janelle xx

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Spring is here

Firstly, just wanted to share with you some more Lucy Boston blocks that I made over the last couple of weeks, to prove that I have been doing some sewing since my last post, blending a couple of old fabrics with some new ones.


This is some of the spring blooms in my garden, the gorgeous wisteria that sits at the side of the house and makes a magnificent display every year

Then there are the bearded iris, a favourite of mine and have them in all parts of the garden, these are just a couple of the early ones that are out. 

And my little pot of violets by the back door.

Hope you are enjoying Spring were you are, and will have some updates and news for you soon, till next time