Monday, July 2, 2012

Lots of bits and pieces

It has been a busy few weeks for the Sisters with lots of things done and visits made.  I am not being chronological so, let's start with our 3rd Saturday of the month in June get together.  

Sue is making great progress on her hexagon quilt...
...and Deb brought along the finished top of Sally Ann - just gorgeous don't you think?
There was also a visit to the Sydney Quilt show for six of us.  It was a very early start and a long day but mostly very enjoyable.  I think there was a unanimous vote for this beauty called Southern Stars by Karen Malone as our favourite quilt in the exhibition.  Foundation pieced, the points were perfection.

There was a little retail therapy.  Clare indulged herself and bought a new Horn Cabinet.  Now safely delivered and set up in her sewing room.  Di and I weren't quite as extravagant, just a small purchase of some lovely vintage French linen.  Just love the bird.

And most recently was a trip to Castlemaine for the  Applique Group meeting.  It was a full house and some great show and tell.  Maybe the presence of Carol and Guy from Quiltmania had something to do with that.

The Sister's contribution to show and tell was this glimpse of the 3/4s finished raffle quilt for this year's Quilts in the Barn exhibition.  This will be a traditional 4 block applique quilt when completed - sorry the photo is a bit so so but there were a lot of heads in the way and I had to crop the image. Each block is 30".  Add to this an inner border of the large red print and a final border of the background.  It will be about 75' when done.

My contribution to show and tell - after 7 years I have finally finished the top of 19th Century Flower Baskets.  It is another of Di's beautiful patterns.  I started this in a class with Di when she had her lovely shop, Primarily Patchwork.

Until next time......



  1. What a fabulous post with so many beautiful things to see! And your basket quilt is gorgeous; congrats on the finish!

  2. The Southern Stars quilt is amazing. Looks like a lot of precision sewing was required.

  3. Love seeing your work, so much inspiration. The French linen is just unbelievable.

  4. Ihr macht wunderschöne Sachen.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  5. Your quilt is so wonderful. I have just recently discovered Di Ford's patterns and they are all beautiful.