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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Where to Start ....

Michelle, Helen and I took ourselves to the Sydney Quilt Show.  This was a first for me and I had so much fun, I can't wait to go again next year.   The quilt display was fantastic and here is just a snippet of what was on display.







  
I am in love with the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses quilt.  It is amazing how different each block looks with the use of fussy cutting and colour.



I could not come home without a few purchases.  It was so hard to choose which book to buy from the Quiltmania stand - I wanted all of them but settled on these.   I also found this beautiful piece of antique linen which will be perfect for the centre of the Hertfordshire Quilt by Megan Carroll.


Of course, no Show is complete without meeting fellow bloggers and look who I found on the way out at the end of the day!  Alison, Dzintra, Maree, Joy, Donna - it was great finally meeting face to face.



Buddy has celebrated his 6th birthday and has been very busy supporting my football team (Go Tigers!)





 I have been doing some sewing but not a lot to show as it is all fairly slow going.  I am in the middle of adding a blue row to my honeycomb quilt and I am still working on Phebe's applique borders.

Yesterday was the bi-monthly meeting of the Castlemaine Applique Group.   It was a wonderful day spent sewing, laughing and looking at the most amazing Show & Tell.  Here are a couple of photos from the day.  I apologise for not having information on who made them or what each one is called but as you can imagine, the quilts were coming out thick and fast and there was just too much oohing and aarhing.  Also, my photography skills were really really bad yesterday so there isn't a lot to show.

This quilt is called "Stevie's Garden".  Don't you just love that French General red on the border!

I don't know who made this quilt but there is a beautiful story that goes with it.  Each bird reminds the maker of a special friend from her quilt group.

This quilt is called Floral Beauty and is designed by Irene Blanck.  I did not catch the name of the lady that made it because I was too busy admiring it.  I bought this pattern a couple of years ago and now I really really have to make it.  The quilt was stunning and the photo does not do justice to the colours.

 Annette Blake from Fragrant Cottage was the guest speaker and shared her wonderful collection of quilts with us.  The above quilt celebrates and reflects on 25 years in Fragrant Cottage.


This quilt is an antique and I just had to show this to whet your appetites for Quilts in the Barn exhibition of red and white quilts in October, can't wait for that one!

Just imagine all the Show & Tell from the Castlemaine Applique Group in the one hall on display for everyone to see - wouldn't that be something!  Keep your eyes and ears open, something may be in the wind for next year....... that's all I am saying for now.

Sue-Anne xxx

32 comments:

Susan said...

The craft show was great, wasn't it! Love the show and tell quilts - you must have felt very inspired after seeing them. Happy Birthday Buddy - very cute.

quilting Jeannet said...

What a very nice post Sue Ann, so much inspiration! The Crosses quilt is beautiful.

Shirley said...

I knew the second I saw the Patchwork of the crosses quilt that you would be wanting to make it. Glad you have found the perfect centre for Hertfordshire and I love the fussy cutting flowers on your applique. Great show and tell. Happy birthday to Buddy, he looks so cute. Also love that quilt on the front of the Quiltmania book.

Quiltendewilma said...

What a very nice post Sue Ann, so much inspiration!!
Happy birthday to Buddy, he looks so cute,..

Greetings from Holland,..

katrien said...

What a lovely pictures of all this beautys.Thanks for sharing.

Chookyblue...... said...

loved the top quilt too........and I got the scrap quilt........wonderful to meet up even if it was very quick........thanks Joy from Joy Patch in between Maree and me...........
the other quilts further on in your post are beautiful.......

Cardygirl said...

Great pics! Loved meeting you SO much!

Heather said...

Thanks so much for sharing. So many beautiful things. I love the fussy cut flowers on your Phebe border.

Karen said...

The cross quilt caught my eye. I have the quilt book with the pattern but have never done anything with it.

Deb said...

I love all the pictures of everything. It looks like you had a fantastic time. It's always fun to see not only beautiful quilts, but to meet blogging friends too.

Elyte said...

What a fabulous assortment of quilts, just a little speechless here.
Happy birthday to Buddy.
Hope you made him a pavlova for his birthday.
Sounds like the Sydney show was a great success.

Brandie said...

It's always nice to hear from you! You always show us the most inspiring quilts. And cute little Buddy!
Thank you for whetting our appetites.

Ann-Mari said...

Lots and lots of lovely inspiration.

Béa said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous quilts ! kiss

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Sue-Anne it was lovely to meet you. After I saw you with that bag from Quilt Mania I had to have one too LOL! Beautiful quilts from the show you have shown us...and your Show and Tell is stunning!!!!!! Buddy is sooooo cute!

Julia said...

Lovely to see all you girls together...to see lovely faces to the blog names we love to visit..
Who knows, maybe next year I might get to meet you all.
Gorgeous quilts. Love the Floral Beauty quilt..
Julia ♥

Lisa said...

Oh my, how wonderful! I had to dry the keyboard off because I was drooling by the end of your post. This inspires me to get to work and get something done.

May Britt said...

Thanks for showing all these wonderful quilts. It is so inspiring

pandchintz said...

What a lovely post! Thanks for sharing all those quilts Sue-Anne. Just delicious!

Robin said...

Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing. I am intrigued by that first one, thanks for the close-up picture of the individual block.

Mayleen said...

Quilt inspiration overload! Lovely quilts and so many I admire and would like to make. I'm afraid if I were let loose in the Quiltmania book booth, I would want them all too.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

The quilts are so lovely! :)
http://quiltworld2.blogspot.fi/
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Annemieke said...

Lovely post to read. And thanks for the beautiful POTC quilt picture!! So nice to see another POTC. Maybe I will see one on your blog too;)
love the pictures of your dog too.
Groetjes
Annemiek

Megan Carroll said...

that's a gorgeous vintage fabric you found for the centre of Hertfordshire. The colours are brilliant. What a great find. And your Phebe is looking stunning. Hugs, Megan

Marjan said...

Thank you for sharing with us all those beautiful quilts... so inspiring! I love your honeycomb quilt and Buddy is so sweet!

Terry said...

The quilt show was lots of fun. Glad you enjoyed it.
Love the linen looking forward to your quilt.
Red and White did you say?
All the applique is so inspiring hum? where is all my hand stitching? Still in a box somewhere.

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