I’ve been home from AQC (Australasian Quilt Convention) a week but my head still feels a bit like this
Following classes I took with Mary Transom, Suzanne Gummow and Julie Haddrick, I now have 3 little quilts on my wall waiting to be finished - pansies, as yet unnamed but it will be a tropical flower and feathers.
As usual, what seemed at first to be a lot of free time to look at the quilt exhibitions and do some shopping (!) turned out to be not nearly enough – day 4 and I hadn’t seen all the quilts, and the shopping I wanted to do, well of course it was sold out wasn’t it.
I have been looking for pretty fairies for a little girl’s quilt, and as I couldn’t find any locally, went searching at AQC – no little girly fairies there either, but a lovely fishy panel caught my eye, and here it is with the first two borders added -
It’s now finished and bound, ready for the label.
It seems an age since I last did some creating for myself. But in the last week or so I have been working on 2 of my UFOs.
This one is now ready for the sewing machine -
And this one is ready for the bed - the top was given to me several years ago to ‘do something with it’, and finally I finished quilting it and attached the binding.
I’ll leave you with a few of the photos I have taken lately
Wednesday, I’m off to Melbourne for the annual Australasian Quilt Convention, I’ll tell you all about it next time.
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Yesterday was the first of April, and not being at home to see any children, the day of joke making was completely forgotten. That is, until emails were checked last night ….
First there was this one from The Quilt Show - such a wonderful invention, why had I not heard of it before this? Ha! I’d been got.
Then this morning, the monthly news from Dharma Trading arrived … I checked the date before I clicked … no, not got on this one, but I thought it worth sharing. Unfortunately, I can’t give you a link, but this bit of blurb sets the scene for you doesn’t it?
” We’re moving into and beyond the 21st century with an entirely computerized customer interface, from order taking, to answering your fiber arts questions. No more pesky humans on the phone, just a few beep-boop-beeps and you are on your way. This way there’s never a chance for error in your Dharma experience. All buttons, no humans! “
And lots more.
But I know you’ll enjoy The Quilt Show anyway.
Well, we’re nearly there, 22 quilts later. 18 quilts are finished ready to go to their new owners, and 4 still are awaiting quilting.
To see more of them, go to the page here labelled Quilts for Dunalley. Those not finished are not in the pile of course.
While all this has been going on summer has changed to autumn and we are having more of our lovely sunrises -
Tomorrow Wednesday 6 March, I’ll be out of the studio for most of the day.
You can contact me on my mobile phone.
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It’s that time of the year again when most days starts like this
heralding lovely sunny days, and the hint of chill in the air by evening.
We have had a very dry summer, and have had to keep up the water to the garden for it to survive.
Then there is this new one, is it a tiger apple tree or a crab lily?
The tiger lily has hardly ever flowered or grown particularly well, until this summer. Now, almost 2 metres tall, the flowers have become entangled with the lower branches of the old crab apple tree, and for a couple of weeks looked spectacular.
And here’s today’s fun picture -
Why is it there?