Friday, February 25, 2011

Lots of hexies

This beauty belongs to Joy and was made with all different liberty fabrics. I really enjoyed looking through all the fabric designs and recognising some (not very many though), and I saw some that are just gorgeous!

Anyway, it is quilted with feathers and curls in the white paths, and the little gardens themselves stand out a little with no stitching on them.

I have been plugging away at several of my UFO's, and have some pics, but I think they're still on the camera, including my first block from the Kim McLean class, so will get them off and post them in the next day or so.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kim McLean Class the other day

The other day I went to Harbord to the Kaffe Fasset and Kim McLean classes. I decided to do the Kim class as I have loved her designs ever since quilting her Turkish Tiles for a lady about 6 or so years ago (I think it was that far back). Anyway she has been retired from teaching but has been publishing some patterns through the Glorious Colour website and doing some things with Kaffe - and came out of retirement to do these classes.

This was the view along the tables - check out all the fabrics and stuff. The black and white with bits of colour on it in the foreground was the block I was working on at the time.

This was the mess known as my work area. I should let you know that the class went from 10 - 4. All of that stuff came with me because I couldn't decide what to take and what to leave behind!

These were the views out of our classroom - how fabulous is that. I would think this particular RSL would have almost the best views in the city.
Then I drove home and it only took 4 1/2 hours!
By the way, the design Kim is standing in front of is called Flower Garden.
I had a great day and I'm glad I made the effort to get there, now to finish yet another quilt started!! I have nearly finished the first block so will post a pic when it is done.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Diana Quilt

My 2 furbabies - the little one, Indiana has had a scratch on her eye, so she is now known as the Golden One, as that's how much she has we have contributed to the running of the vet clinic!! But, she is good now and back to her normal bright eyed self.

Anyway, moving onto quilting...

This beauty was made by Rhonda from Nyngan and is called the "Diana Quilt" by Annette Schultz. There is a mix of freehand and statler work in this quilt. The centre vase has a trim background by Anita Shakleford behind it and freehand feathers in the corners.

The stars have diagonal lines in a blending thread, and their background is a continuous curve with the odd loop thrown in. The dark blue borders have a pattern called Lacis small by Keryn Emmerson (in different sizes). The outside border has a freehand viney loopy design which has also ditched the applique down.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Guess where we are?

Nope, not at one of our local quilt shops...

We were in airconditioned comfort with all the necessities like food, drinks and a toilet nearby...

We were invited to a corporate box at the Armor All Bathurst 12 hour race to see the warm up races and qualifying laps at Mt Panorama in Bathurst. So, we ditched the kid with a friend with instructions on all the music stuff he had to go to, got a little dressed up, forgot our hats, and headed off to the car races.

I am a bit of a petrol head, so it was music to my ears - every time a race started I had to rush outside to the balcony to listen to the roar of the engines and breath in all the fumes....and then it got too hot so I would retire to the airconditioning to watch the rest of the race on the big screen and out the huge windows.
We did a bit of looking, and I found the car for me...pity it won't get up the driveway as it sits about 1cm off the ground.

No quilting done today!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Judy's quilt and other stuff

This is another one of Judy's, she is a newish quilter but very prolific and I enjoy seeing which designs she is going to do next. Isn't this simple rail fence effective? I like the browns and black in it, and the design is lovely too.

Anyway, it is for a male, so I have quilted it with one of Kerryn Emmerson's designs, called "Darra" with about a 16 pattern height and isn't it fabulous!

These last two pics are the flowering Agapanthus which were in full flower when we came home from LA. I got a little carried away with the camera seeing how close I could get!

We're waking up this morning seeing pictures of the devastation from Tropical Cyclone Yasi in Far North Qld, a Category 5 Tropical Cyclone which crossed the coast at Mission Beach and Tully at about midnight last night - Queensland has had a very rough beginning to 2011. Many many years ago I went to James Cook Uni in Townsville, and luckily nothing like this happened way back then, so I am watching the TV and hoping that it will be OK for them.