Applique, Exhibiting Quilts, Machine pieced, Stash

Nearing the end of Quiltober

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 my LQS, Threadbear, in Castlemaine.

Rachel, who makes the most divine cakes and desserts for our group, won the ‘First time exhibitor’ award for her star quilt.  Once again I had no camera, but I’m sure she’ll put up a photo of her quilt.  Her quilt is just eye-catching, a simple and elegant star quilt.  And Margaret, did a beautiful job quilting it.

In getting ready for the exhibition I needed to frequently go to quilt shops and my purse is starting to look lean because of it.  Perhaps I should rename this month ‘The month of buying too much fabric’.

I’ve picked up some more Smithsonian fabric to fill some gaps in my collection, and I’ll eventually blog about those fabrics.  Some repros of the Smithsonian’s that I’ve mentioned previously.

While looking for the printable fabric for my labels I ended up buying fabric I didn’t need but absolutely had to have.  I console myself with the fact that some of it was half-price.

I just had to have these

The second and third fabrics are my favourite.  The second fabric with its touches of indigo and mustard is just divine and the third fabric is inciting me to go online to see if it came in any other colour-ways.  I confess to being a fabricaholic.  If you can identify any of the fabrics that I’ve marked ‘Unidentified’ please leave a comment

At the same time I picked up this next fabric, a stripey serpentine print, in a crimson, blue and winey brown colour.  I have no plans for it yet but just had to have it.

Collections for a Cause - Alliance

It’s been such a busy month that Margaret and I haven’t found any time to attend to our new collaboration, What fabric is that, but we’re hoping next weekend we can get back to it.  It’s a bit like a new child we’ve abandoned, but not for too much longer!

Lastly, remember to visit Quilts in the Barn to check out the photos of last weeks exhibition as Linda is updating regularly and take a copy of the ‘Quilters around the world Supporting Breast Cancer’ button to put on your blog.

Quilters around the world Supporting Breast Cancer



5 thoughts on “Nearing the end of Quiltober

  1. Hiya, Maggie to the rescue…The brown one is a Windham, Presidents Collection by Nancy Gere c.1830 pattern #28314.
    That was the easy bit, I had some (with selvage) in my stash.
    The red one I recognised straight away as a Coccinelle fabric, they have had copious ranges over the years and Corliss has pretty much had the lot over time. No fabric number I’m afraid but a search could unearth that.
    And the lovely blue (the first one) is a little harder, I have some in my stash in pink. I love it and have used it in several quilts, so only a skerrick and no selvage left but I do remember it as a Windham and probably about 3-4yrs old. Possibly a Nancy Gere too. The two delicate looking fabrics I blogged about the other day in the Welsh Quilt…I’m pretty sure these three were the same designer and the same time (if not the same range)
    Nice party last night, good to see you there.
    Caio M

  2. Hey and just a quick couple of questions, how do I pixelate faces for the GQ blog and how do I put that Quilts in the Barn button on my QS blog, ta muchly.
    Quick questions but long answers I suspect…

  3. OK you can stop panicing…Your pretty blue fabric is from Windham, Plantation III by Nancy Gere #27786-4. It also came in another two colourways in Plantation III, neither of which is my pink version. The pink was released in Plantation I #18031 along with the two aforementioned fabrics from my Welsh Quilt #18033, the smaller print and #18024 the larger print. Catch you soon.

  4. its amazing you can still buy some of those fabrics!
    I love that brown fabric and bought some of it too but in a different colorway I think mine is red I will look for it this morning and let you know!
    now that collection for a cause fabric is amazing I have to track some of that down!
    I totally missed that one!
    I just looked at your other blog and wow!!!!!!
    that quilt is beautiful, it is wonderful you have someone to work with reproducing this quilt. Its going to be a treasure.

    1. I think when that brown fabric first came out I didn’t appreciate it, but saw it in a new light last week. I find that sometimes, a fabric didn’t catch my attention until I find a small piece somewhere else and then I just have to have it. The red would be gorgeous. Alliance is a Moda fabric.
      Its time to get back to my Basket of Flowers blocks as I haven’t touched them in a couple of weeks.

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