Sunday, May 26, 2013


Not a lot of sewing happening around here but I have been working on the next sections of the charity quilt.

These are long pieced strips which need to be quilted. I am rather impressed with how the QAYG method is working on this quilt.

In the meantime, I'm still searching for a small iron to make work on the Park Avenue Rosette blocks more manageable.

Also proving vexing is how I am going to join my EPP star blocks. I've seen a couple of variations on the net but may put it to a vote here.

Stay tuned...

Sunday, May 12, 2013


It's Mother's Day here in Australia and the US I think.
Wishing mums a very special day.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Just a few hours of piecing here!
I think this was the quilt that took seven years to make.
Simple design and colours but a striking result
Samplers aren't normally my thing but I quite liked this one
A little applique to while away the hours
This quilt was fabulously bright
Another fabulous applique quilt
Not surprisingly, this was a prize winner
French General fabrics and some very small applique pieces

Another beautiful French General quilt
One of my favourite quilts using the Saracen block.
Fantastic for scraps
One of three quilts in this pattern.
Not surprisingly this was a prize winning quilt. The fussy cutting was meticulous and my picture doesn't quite capture the fantastic effect created.
Each of those little feature circles in the blocks is fussy cut. The border blew me away. It looked 3D in real life.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of the quilts!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


More quilts from the Eastwood Quilt Show ~ a lovely paper pieced quilt
Baskets (for Ruth)

Ohio Stars (for K)
A great pattern to make from scraps

More paper pieced quilts

Bright coloured Compass (for canuck quilter)
A charming sampler with centre medallion

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Thank you all so very much for your sympathy and kind words. I'm feeling much better!

One of the reasons I was disappointed at missing out on the Springwood Show was that I wanted to snap up some goodies for my . . .

200th blog post giveaway!

Yes that's right this is my 200th post on blogger but you'll just have to wait until I've been to the Sydney Quilt Show in June. So then it might be my 204th or 205th blog post giveaway.

You'll have to pretend to be excited all over again.

As an extra special treat I went to the Eastwood Quilters Quilt Show at Brush Farm House today. Those Eastwood quilters never disappoint and it was a marvellous show. So many wonderful quilts.

Best of all - no restrictions on photographs! Out of courtesy to other attendees I didn't use the flash (only once when  no one else was around). I don't like disturbing the viewing of others.

As you walked along the footpath to the historic house the fence was hung with little quilt bunting (picture above).

Brush Farm House was built in 1820 and the second floor has magnificent views down over Parramatta River and the plains beyond. It must have been spectacular in its day. The house suffered terribly from neglect but was rescued at the 11th hour and has been beautifully restored. You can read more about the history here.

I really liked the pattern on the tiles on the steps leading to the front door.
This was a pretty quilt hanging just inside the entrance door to the show. Love those scalloped edges.
There were displays of 12 inch quilts - the themes and execution were amazing! This was my favourite.
Girl's gotta have her stash right?

I really like that maple leaf block. Is that an APQ pattern?
No matter how many times I see one of these log cabin quilts I still marvel at just how much work goes into making them.
More quilts in my next post!