Applique, Chat, Needle turn


October is shaping up as a very quilty month.  This coming Saturday I’m going to try to get to the new Craft Expo at the Exhibition Buildings in Carlton, then the weekend after next, there’s the Quilts in the Barn exhibition, with the (Secret Sewing Sisterhood) then there’s the Goldfield Quilters Exhibition on the weekend of the 23-24th of this month.

I’ve still got to get one of my quilts to Quiltstation to actually get quilted for Goldfields and I’m getting distracted  designing a block based on the waratah, in the style of a traditional appliqué block.  I’ve never liked any Australian native flower blocks/quilts that I’ve seen so whether this will actually become something or not is up in the air.

Anyway here is a quick mockup of my design, still a long way to go.  And the inspiration was a wallpaper I saw an image of somewhere.

My Waratah design or the start of anyway

It’s nearly an hour after my bedtime and I’ve got to get up at 5.00am to go to work and teach all day.



2 thoughts on “Quiltober

  1. looks like a beautiful block, wow!!!!
    love the center, I love secondary designs.
    oh how I wanted to come to the quilts in the barn this year lucky you!
    Have fun and make sure you tell us all about it!

    1. I could have easily spent a couple of hours playing with that block Kathie, and doubtless will soon. The design is very rough at the moment, but I spotted a background fabric I like which inspired me to play yesterday. But I’ve got so much hand-sewing to get done in the next two weeks that it will probably be the Melbourne Cup weekend before I get back to it. I’ve got the perfect fabrics for the flower head too. I’m looking forward to Quilts in the Barn, pity it’s on the other side of the city. Oh well its near a favourite antique shop so that should be fun as well. Time to get back to work!

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