It was a valuable and fun collaborative effort, and it won't be our last. Congratulations, and thank you to everyone, and to Lynette for keeping us on track in 2008 - 2009!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Email this post to the member of your family most likely to follow up ....
Of course if you are as organised as Jo from Tuesday Nights, you'll have to think of something else!
The interview with Annette Gero from the current issue of Down Under Quilts is available online here.
At the moment (starting 16th July) they are running a "Sew Along" to make Cherri's Little Bouquet wall hanging (finished quilt photo here ) - you don't have to do it now - just book mark it for when you have time. The improvised "Roses" wonky log cabin blocks look like fun. Cherri is aiming for publishing 2 sets of instructions a week, with a Flickr group to share progress if you feel inclined.
The most recent were published yesterday (26th July) but if you are reading this later, just click on the "Little Bouquet Quilt Along" link under categories, or on the Little Bouquet Quilt Along image in the right hand column.
..... and those rich red blocks are more complex than they look at first glance, They are double four patches, cleverly cut from one fabric ....
This is left over from a couple of weeks ago. Jill's flannel couch quilt, backed with polar fleece, no batting .....
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Last Tuesday night's show and tell will be posted just as soon as the camera cable emerges from the somewhat cluttered desktop where it is thought to be hiding .....
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Emma is a prolific quilter and she's a ferocious fabric shopper. This entry marks the arrival of her stash at 1 km of fabric - i.e. one thousand metres in the stash now, not counting all the fabric that has been pieced, appliqued and quilted!
She designs her own quilts, quilts them herself and takes the time to record them. She also shares regular photos of her children. Leaves you breathless, but the future of quilting would appear to be in good hands.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Pudding Night! Gorgeous hot , tangy lemon delicious pudding and vanilla icecream from Janet's kitchen, and a luscious chocolate apple cake with a thin crisp "crust' and raspberries from Louise's ...... well it has been cold and wintery .....
And Janet has been knitting merino yarn that she spun herself, into a lacy shawl and a poncho:
Georgie has been a stalwart of our community quilt drive this year - she has worked on many group quilts (including the quilting of several), participated in all the Thursday Sew-Ins, and has donated more that she has made completely on her own from her stash, including these two recently finished. The happy plaids are set off very nicely by the splashes of yellow against that smart navy background and scrappy sashing.
In this restful pink and pastel design, the simple rail fence blocks are enhanced by their offset setting around the central square, by the contrasting quilted circles, and by those gorgeous hot pink setting triangles.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Noelle thinks that she bought it about 2 years ago at Craft Depot, but their current stock has a slightly different background. She needs a minimum of half a metre, preferably a little more than that. If you have some languishing in your stash that you would be willing to part with (you can negotiate an exchange with Noelle), we can pass an email message on for you (email us at email@example.com), or you can contact her directly from your Fairholme contact list if you a member.
Detail of Dawn's fabrics - the rust highlight is a wonderful choice:
Jo's bright flannels with a polar fleece backing will keep their elderly recipient warm, and she has road tested it for industrial strength washing durability:
WRAP (wagga - research - adapt - produce) is described as "a journey into the living history of wagga quilts". The WRAP Unwrapped exhibition is travelling around the state, with a Sydney show throughout July:
Parliament House Sydney
7 July - 30 July 2009
Monday - Friday only, 9.30 am - 4.00 pm
There will be a free illustrated talk on July 17 and July 24 at 11am in the Parliamentary Theatrette.This will encompass the history of the wagga and the background of the exhibition.
Further information about WRAP is available here.