Friday, June 24, 2011
|What I bought myself, no not fabric but a beautiful pendant|
|Dr Seuss fabric to make a pillow,|
an owl pattern for the girls wall and
Make it Perfect pattern with fabric
|Lisa Walton's quilt that is part of her exhibition|
|spending time reading, Stitch and 101 projects|
|Kathy Doughty's quilt, love her use of colour|
|Vignette and and postcards from some of the |
stallholder, Make it Perfect, Saffron Craig
The next talks we went to were Reece Scannell and Kathy Doughty talking on Understanding Colour and Using it Effectively, they did this together sew we sat from 12.30 to 1.30 and listened and learnt that we all need to have lights, mediums and darks in our stashes, what a great excuse to go shopping. Kathy also did the 2pm floor walk of the quilts so we followed her around and learnt more from her as she showed us some of the wonderful quilts.
The photos of the two quilt are ones that I would love to make, I just love Lisa Walton and her quilts, she has a special exhibition of them as part of the show, the colours are wonderful and they are all hand dyed fabric by her and her husband Peter.
Kathy's quilt she used part of it in her talk, I will have to go through my stash, the only colours I think I am missing are a range of black and white fabrics.
Towards the end of the day we watched Liz DeLuca’ of Creative Arty Facts make glass beads, Lily was fascinated so she pointed us to her stall, Lily bought a clear glass bead with yellow stripes around it and grandma bought the beautiful pendant ($45 well spent)
As we drove home I checked my emails and got a surprise to find a Hancocks free shipping email, Kate who had only spent $50 of what had to spend so was happy to do an order as was I. Now I know buying local is important, but I bought a Kona fatquarter bundle for $37 and found a lovely print for the reverse of Lily's jacket at $5 a yard and a couple of others including these.
I have one block to finish and I have completed this months projects except my Tis' the Season blocks but I am off to a conference next week and plan to take them to stitch while I listen to the speakers and any free time I get, which means they might all be finished by the end of the month.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
|Christmas block swap from Fiona|
|Bee in Oz block for Munaiba|
|Block swap adventure block from Karyli|
Arbor Window block
|Star block for Sally|
Quilting block swap Australia11
|Christmas block swap|
my block for Fiona
|Mug rug swap side 1|
Next is my Bee in Oz block for Munaiba, the pattern is jeweled geese and was made out of Kaffe Fasset fabrics, my block for June from Karli for the block swap adventure arrive. Karli's block is the one that I have to finish over the weekend and post on Monday.
Sallys block is next she wanted any star block bright with black background, thanks to Jessica I had practice in March for her bee in oz block. It should be at her place by now.
Lastly there is the mug rug which is heading to USA, it is finished and ready to send just wanted to make one trip to the post office so will post it Monday with Karyli's block.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Thursday night trip to airport to pick up DD2 who has come up for the weekend for Lily's party and see the rest of the family and friends. Hope she gets home to Melbourne, with all the problems with Volcanic ash affecting airports in Australia at the moment.
|Lily and aunty Beth|
So now it is Tuesday morning and I am home alone, time to put my sewing room back from guest room and do some sewing, this months block is waiting to be done.
MCA where you could throw paint at the building
Sydney Opera House made out of solar lights
it had been overcast so the light weren't working
Sunday, June 5, 2011
|Basket I received from Antonia in Germany|
|The basket that I sent to Colleen in Canada|
This was the second swap I participated in, the first being mug rug swap. This swap was to make a small bag/basket for Colleen and Antonia made mine for me, and someone else made one for Antonia and Colleen made hers for someone else. Lots of swaps all over the world and lots of fun.
OPAM for May included finishing Violets quilt, block swaps, quilted bag swap, jumper for Kate, Bee in Oz block, Tis the Season blocks and a few more hexies