Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Navy and White

Not much stitching happening around here! We've just had our annual Quilt Camp with about 150 women in attendance. I'm on the committee, so lots of preparation and a very busy week while it's on. However, lots of laughter, good food, great classes and wonderful company.
I have finished my little quilt for our current challenge - Navy and White. I was thinking of doing a sailor - who doesn't like a man in uniform?? but decided instead to do a stack of teacups using some of my Japanese fabrics. I jazzed it up a bit with some red quilting stitches. To see more challenge quilts go here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Here in Australia we can watch a lovely program on TV called The Zoo which is all about the daily activities at the Auckland Zoo in New Zealand. Recently they showed a sequence on the kiwi - hatching from an egg and then being released into the wild. At the same time I've been stitching some squares of fabric onto a piece of white damask. One of the bits of fabric I bought in NZ many years ago and it has a kiwi on it! The squares are 1.5 inches and I was inspired after seeing pictures on the internet of small quilts using a lot of white, not something I would normally use. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet but it's fun!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sunny yellow!

After weeks of wet, windy, and grey weather I found some touches of yellow today to cheer me up!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Port Vincent II

I've finished my small quilt that I started at Geelong Fibre Forum last year. It's based on two photographs from one of our holidays in Port Vincent. (The photo of the canoe is not the right one, but close enough! I can't find the original.) The fabrics I've chosen are meant to represent the sea, the sand, and the old fashioned flower gardens a lot of the stone houses have in the town. This is the second quilt I've made using inspiration from one of our favorite holiday spots!