Friday, April 26, 2013

On The Pond....Block Two and Three...

I spent the afternoon today making Block Two ....

and Block Three.... of Sarah Fielke's Block of the Month Quilt.

Don't forget you can find all the instructions and downloads here.

Can't wait to find out what this quilt will look like when it's finished!

(By the way, sorry about the quality of the photos, 
it was late afternoon by the time I finished, and the light was a little off!!)

Until Next Time,

Keep Stitching,


Monday, April 22, 2013

On The Pond....Block One...

I was very excited to find that Sarah Fielke, of 'The Last Piece' blog, and author of 'Hand Quilted With Love', available through Amazon, had put together a Block Of The Month through the Spotlight stores, in conjunction with her recent release of her fabric line 'On The Pond', which too, is stocked at Spotlight.

I went out the next day and purchased the required amount of fabric, and set to complete the first block.

Don't you just love a mystery?

You can find the free downloads of Sarah's BOM here.

I will post more of the blocks as I make them.

Until next time

Keep Stitching


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Australian Quilt Convention Visited...

Today, on a cold Autumn morning; bright and early, I headed off to the Quilt Show, with my good friend Nancy, to be inspired, and to see what crafters and quilters were doing, what was 'in vogue' 
and to shop, shop, shop!!

Held in the beautiful "Royal Exhibition Building" in the Carlton Gardens; it was the perfect setting for a wonderful display of quilts and a great variety of patchwork shops and stalls.

We spent the first part of the morning wandering around the shops, looking at what was in, and spending some money on fabrics, patterns and notions.

I spent some money on a cute little collection of fabrics from "The Quilter's Barn'

 and picked up some "Liberty Prints' from "Ballarat Patchwork', these I have wanted for ages...

We then went through the 'quilt show' and were thoroughly inspired by the detail of some of the quilts on display, I was amazed by the quality and captured by the story that 
each quilt told.

Here are a few of my 'show' favourites:






(Hand Painted and Quilted)

I just wish some day I could display one of my quilts in a show too. But I'm not a member of a quilt guild, which I think by the look of things you need to be; that is; to be in a show!! Never mind, I enjoy just making quilts for me and mine...

Until next time,

Keep Quilting,


Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Rainbow Quilt...

After seeing this quilt in a book, I decided that I really wanted to make it, as it was so striking in its design and by using just one jelly roll of plain rainbow colours and strips of white homespun. A rainbow quilt was born.

It was a little tricky to get the placement of the rows which are all offset by 4", but having a large lounge room floor definitely helped with this, (I must admit, my knees didn't like me the next day!) I eventually got it all worked out, and began to stitch it together.

I love the final product, and quickly had the complete quilt top at the quilters!! I decided to have it quilted with clouds in white stitching, which I think has turned out great. Edge to Edge Quilting have done a great job, thanks Sandra and Chris!

I really didn't know what to put on the back of the quilt, and I knew I didn't want anything to plain or to colourful as it would take away from the front of the quilt, so when I found this retro sewing ads fabric at my local Spotlight, I knew this was it!! And only $8 a metre!!

Finished result - Excellent and definitely a favourite!!

Until next time

Keep stitching