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