Both Margaret and Irene are at different quilt guild retreats this weekend, but I have virtuously stayed home to work. Just as well Irene’s retreat was up here at Castlemaine, giving us the chance to meet up for lunch and a chat before she went back to sew and I went back to work. Well… Read More A retreat of my own
I briefly returned from blogging retirement, as Linda called it, and then didn’t find time to do much of anything sewing or blogging wise. After my weekend away at Sorrento, I didn’t sew a stitch, I didn’t even get to thread a needle for about two weeks. My own fault really, as while down at… Read More Paper piecing stars
Up until this afternoon I’ve never had a design wall. So for me it was laying everything down on the ground, getting my little step stool, isn’t Ikea great? and taking a photo to get some perspective on what I’m doing. What I wanted in a design wall was something I could easily organise myself,… Read More Finally a design wall
and I’m looking at the Husqvarna 835, which has the longer arm which would be nice. Does anyone have one? The other machine I’m considering is the Bernina 330, which also has exactly the stitch I want, an adjustable, single, vertical stitch, blanket-stitch, and both machines are around the same price. I’d love to hear… Read More On the hunt for a new sewing machine
to 2012. The unseasonably cool weather we’ve been having in Victoria has enabled me to spend some time in my studio, and so far in the first 2 weeks I’ve sent 4 quilts off to Margaret to be quilted. Now, they’re not exciting quilts, they’re what I call Utility quilts. Quilts to use everyday, that… Read More A busy start . . .
It’s hard to believe in just a few minutes it will be 2012. This year has seen lots of changes for me and has just flown past. I finally started working for myself a little more seriously in web development as well as in the quilt related area. My youngest son left school, went to… Read More What a year!
Awhile ago I started a quilt that I’ve slowly been working on. Its taken awhile because I didn’t choose all my greens and red at the same time so it’s been a bit of a hunt to find greens and reds that work together. About a month ago Margaret and I spent a lovely day… Read More Texas Rose Baskets
the 2011 Australian Quilt Study Symposium hosted by Quilt Study Group Victoria and all I can say is Wow! I travelled down from Castlemaine by train to ‘The Immigration Museum‘ where the two day symposium was held over the weekend. I quickly lined up to sign in with many ladies and a gentleman or two,… Read More Just backing from ‘Unfolding Tradition’
Last year I said that 2011 was the year I’d start to explore modern quilts & fabrics and so I’ve started. Two weeks ago Margaret and I went on a little shopping trip to the city and visited Amitie, a quilt shop in Bentleigh, Melbourne. Amitie have a lovely selection of modern fabrics, glorious Liberty… Read More Maltaville Album Quilt fabric shopping
Last night I attended the opening of our Goldfield Quilters Exhibition which was a lot of fun. I’ve only recently joined so it was a first for me. The standard of quilts was extremely high and all the winners of the categories happened to be in the 4-10 quilting group that I’m part of at… Read More Nearing the end of Quiltober