Saturday, May 11, 2013

Back to Normal Programming

I have attended lots of quilty things over the past month and will try to share lots of photos with you.  First up was Castlemaine Applique Group and Di Ford's Book Launch.

 Here's Di with Corliss from Threadbear.

This is the cover of the book, it is absolutely stunning and I can't stop looking at it.

The following are photos from CAG Show & Tell.  I have already forgotten who owns most of the quilts so apologies in advance.

This is Deb's gorgeous Phebe, all finished (I'm so jealous!)

I don't know who owns this quilt but it is a Di Ford pattern called "Poppies" - another one on my wish list to make.

This is "Ryland Manor", a design by Megan Carroll and made by me.

The following week, we attended the AQC.  

Here are the girls having lunch on the lawn in front of the fountain.

Once again, not sure who owns these quilts but they were all in the exhibition and are just some of the quilts that caught my eye.


These are my purchases from Luccello.  I was doing pretty good, not spending too much until I weakened at the end of the day and bought a kit.

There will be a bit of machine sewing to keep me busy for a while.

Hope you enjoyed the Show & Tell.

Sue-Anne xxx

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Very Special Book Launch

The Friday Girls attended a very special book launch last week at Avonleigh Country Quilting.  Our very own Marg Low has released her first book called Things I Love to Make.

L to R: Michelle, Marg, Jan, Sue-Anne, Helen.

Marg gave us all our own specially signed copy.

I'm extra excited because my quilt is in the book.

Over the Christmas period I did a little bit of Secret Sewing.  Marg had made a beautiful quilt called Magic Circles (pictured in the top photo) in lots of pinks and reds and my challenge was to do one in blues.  All the blue fabrics came from my stash.  There were 99 blocks to make and I am a little embarrassed to admit that I did not repeat one fabric.

I had decided that I was going to make this quilt for a soldier friend who is deployed to the Middle East so I made mine a different size to Marg's.  Once it was completed, I loved it so much I kept it for myself......

The leftover blocks didn't go to waste, they were sewn together and made into a little quilt and then given to my friend's grandson as a christening gift.

If you would like to purchase Marg's book or visit her blog, just click on the highlighted links.  It's a beautiful book and showcases Marg's designs beautifully.  Marg is a very talented lady and we are very blessed to have her as our friend.

Sue-Anne xxx