Image courtesy of Sister's Choice Quilts
Sunday, June 20, 2010
The Show was fantastic! Lots of lovely quilts and plenty of shop stands. Busy Thimbles had a fantastic display and lots of new release fabrics. Their BOMs are incredibly popular - 4 of the ladies I went to the show with are doing at least one!
I rather fancy Park Avenue and Luna Notte - both ranges by 3 Sisters for Moda.
Busy Thimbles are once again involved in Quit Aid for 2010 and their block and finished quilt design are delightful. This year's design is pretty and girly.
Unfortunately, I couldn't take any pictures because my camera is on a fishing holiday in Queensland but there are plenty of images on the NSW Quilt Guild's website.
The prize winning quilts were amazing! One of my favourites was an amateur entry - a large quilt beautifully machine quilted on a domestic sewing machine.
A Caterpillar's Dream by Rose Lewis
Not only was the detailed applique stunning but Rose had intricately quilted the piece, including trapunto butterflies, birds and insects.
Well deserving of a prize. There were quite a few antique quilt tops that had been quilted in modern times on show. I really liked these.
The crowds were incredible - so many people! Trying to get to the stalls was a feat in itself. Of course, there were so many things to look at that I found it quite overwhelming.
I predict that the felt Santa decorations on the Homespun stand will be very popular this year. The pattern is in the 7 August issue.
Other really good stands were Hatched and Patched, Catharina's Country Collection and Giggle Buttons. I did manage to pick up a pincushion pattern for my Pincushion Pass swap partner.
After all that eye candy I'm inspired to start my next quilt!
Happy Stitching....Ann !
Thursday, June 17, 2010
If you haven't backed up your files lately or updated virus definitions then I recommend that you do.
I'd been talking about buying an external hard drive but hadn't got around to it. Then it happened - a catastrophic failure of the pc hardware. Luckily, I managed to retrieve all my files - this time.
I may not be so lucky next time. So I have a new pc, modem, virus protection and external hard drive.
Now I have some catching up to do. I imagine there has been a lot going on while I have been out of action.
I'm off to the Sydney Quilt Show this weekend but won't have much in the way of spending money after having to buy the new pc.
Probably a good thing really.....
Friday, June 4, 2010
I have my partner for the Pincushion Pass and I really want to make something nice for her.
After mooching about Flickr I have discovered that if you can think of it - someone has made it into a pincushion. If you doubt my claim then just type Pincushion into the search button - there are 6897 images of them.
Go on, I dare you to look through them all! I wimped out after page 180.
Perhaps I should wait until the Sydney Quilt Show in a couple of weeks in case I see kit or pattern.