Thursday, 15 May 2008

Gone to Sunnier Climes!

This is my bike - a Harley Davidson Dyna Superglide Custom - this is what I will be sitting on for the next four weeks (hopefully not all day)
So....needless to say I won't be posting for awhile ... but should have some lovely photos of sunny Far North Queensland when I return. I will be taking some hexagons and some Dear Jane blocks with me - 'cause you can't go anywhere without some quilting to do.
Happy Quilting everyone.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Non Quilting Spoils

I haven't had a new pair of jeans for so long - about 5 years ... and now I do, and a new hair straightener ... some mini purfumes (handbag size) .... oh and two pairs of hair clips because my hair has gone from past my shoulders to just under my ears on the weekend. It has been a long time since I had short hair...feels like a makeover - but the face is the same - lol!

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

ATC's - Scquilters Cheer Me Up Swap - April 08

This year's SCQUILTERS retreat is in Perth - WA and for those ladies not going there was an ATC "Cheer Me Up Swap" organised. I swapped three sets and have received these in todays post....and they are wonderful...check them out.

Del Rickard "Bright Blooms & Bees" - embroidered flower stems with button flowers and bee - wow!

Eleanor Fairbairn-Wilson - "Grand Design" White house with blue roof and red door - I love it!

Jane Rundle - Red background - multiple coloured stitching - again beautiful quilting.

Annemarie Smithers - Multicoloured fabric with purple stitching and a yellow smilie face - how could you not smile back!

Joy Vale - Happy Days - Gold background with Bear and Smile

Jennie Strachan - "Licorice Allsorts" -Black and White swirl with pinked batik and couched cord

Jane Rundle - peacock feathers - beautiful quilting

Joy Henderson - "Follow Me" - Red, Yellow Purple, Black with couched gold, purple, pink irridescent ribbon

Janet Welch - "Star" - Purple and gold Japanese Meshwork - wonderful!

Lindi Jarman - Green sheer fabric with beads, diamonties, silver paint and silver butterfly

Linda Robertus - "Summer Night" - purple/yellow with stitching and gold star

Shirley Mason - "I want to know ave you ever seen the rain" Garden landscape with raindrips and bead centres for flowers.

A huge thankyou to all you creative ladies - Wow Wow Wow - I am impressed. I only hope you enjoy mine in exchange!
Cheers :}

Sunday, 4 May 2008

George Town Quilt Group - The Wilted Quilters - Friendship Day

On Saturday I went to the George Town Friendship Day run by the Wilted Quilters - what a huge turn out! I was amazed at the amount of people there - about 120? There was "Show & Tell", lucky door prizes, rolling raffle with heaps of prizes and all in all a good day. The lady who won my $50 voucher for quilting was thrilled and said she is starting a new quilt soon ....

The lovely ladies from The Quilted Crow (from Hobart) were there selling their wares - wow - some really nice fabrics - they specialise in reproduction fabrics - 1930's, Civil War etc. I purchased a lovely cushion kit and can't wait to make it up.

The George Town quilt group have been busy making three lovely quilts that depict their area - I especially liked the Low Head quilt - recognizable instantly (if you have been there - lol!)

It was nice to catch up with the ladies from Tatana group who meet on Mondays at Tresca - I have been to a couple of their quilt days and they are a great friendly group.

A very enjoyable day was had by all I believe....and I rememberd to vote for the local legislative council seat in my area.

Pity I didn't take any photographs.

Triangle of the Week - done!

I have finished the TOW for this week - R1 Tennessee Valley - paper pieced this one. Paper piecing took me awhile to get my head around ... but it goes quickly and relatively accurately once you get it!
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