Sunday, April 28, 2013


Image courtesy of the Springwood Quilters blog

It's an unbelievably stunning Sydney autumn day and I'm supposed to be here at the Springwood Quilt Show in Sydney's Blue Mountains.

Instead, I'm at home with a dreadful cold feeling sorry for myself.

It looks like a great show too. More pictures and information on the Springwood Quilters blog and at Creative Dabbling's blog. The shop stalls look fantastic!

Musn't grumble . . .

I had an extended weekend thanks to the ANZAC Day public holiday on Thursday. Around the country and overseas dawn services were held to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the young men and women of Australia and New Zealand. It's a sober reminder of how lucky we are to have a safe country and a good life.

I worked on the charity quilt and although I haven't finished all the blocks needed (April's are done) I wanted to start joining the blocks together using the method by Fiona from bugzrugz. Click here for her tutorial.

It actually works!

The main blocks are 18 inches square. I didn't lose too much of their size after trimming despite using at least three different types of batting.

Four of the blocks have the black star print and five blocks have the cream star. These are joined in rows of three and there are long joining rows to give the quilt some length. Most 13-17 year olds are as tall as beanstalks these days.

I also found some time to work on the Rosette blocks before the cold took hold. Now I'm off to make a hot lemon and honey drink. Then a nap.


  1. Oh you poor thing, I hope you feel better soon! Is it fall there?

  2. I am so sorry that you are sick. Even more so because you are missing the show. Looks like a good one.
    I hope you feel better soon.

  3. Sorry to hear you weren't able to see this show. It was my first time to go this year and I was very impressed. Great to see your quilt-as-you-go progress there - looks very neat! I am researching this method to quilt a large Baltimore that will be a challenge under the domestic sewing machine...
    Hope you feel better very soon.

  4. Oh what a shame you are sick amd missed the show, I hope you feel better soon.
    Your project looks fantastic, I can't wait to see more.

  5. What a disappointment that you got sick and couldn't go! I know what that feels like. However, we must look on the bright side and your donation blocks look great!

  6. Awwww poor Ann, I hope you are feeling much better soon!!


  7. What a bad weekend to catch a cold! I hope you feel better soon. The blocks are looking great.

  8. sorry you missed the show ann it was wonderful.
    I will add some piks soon

  9. So sorry you have a cold and missed the quilt show. I always feel so inspired after attending a show! Course love the vender booths as well! Look forward to seeing your project sew up!

  10. How do those little cold bugs know just when to pounce to inconvenience us the most? I hope you feel better soon. Your charity quilt is coming together nicely. I've seen that tutorial but have never tried the method. Is it fairly straightforward once you get started?


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