I have made 8 Klosjes this week, bringing my total to 13. Not many, I know, but I am getting a little quicker each time so hopefully I will be zooming along soon. I think it will take quite a while to make enough for a quilt but I am really enjoying the process of making each little spool.
I have also started a new project. The quilt is called Swan Lake by Susan Smith and I am taking the class at Patchwork on Stonleigh. The quilt is an adaption of the Dancing Dollies quilt from South Australia. I'm not quite sure when it was made but it is very old. This is a beautiful quilt and you can see more of it here.
The quilt requires many of these hexagons flowers and given my track record with hexagons, I think I will have my work cut out. This is going to be a long term project, but I think you will all agree, well worth the effort, and an opportunity that I couldn't pass on.
And of course, I couldn't leave Stonleigh without at least one new piece of fabric. The photo doesn't do it justice - it is the most beautiful shade of blue and will be used in both Swan Lake and Phebe.
Just had to show you this jar. It is a Mason's jar that I purchased at the market in Violet Town today. Jan, Helen and myself went on a road trip to see the first annual "Airing of the Quilts". They had over 300 quilts on display all around the town. The organisers did a great job and the main street looked fantastic. There were people everywhere. They had a huge market with lots of different stalls and Jan spotted this jar for me. It's quite large and is going to sit on my little red and white quilt that Jan made me for my birthday last year. I love the white shell buttons and every time I go to a store with buttons, I buy some to add to the collection.