Friday, September 20, 2013

A little Sojourn

I'm back home after a few days in Sydney visiting family.

I also got my first (hopefully not my last!) visit to Material Obsession. What a treasure trove of fabric! Because I was restricted by luggage allowance and time, I headed straight for the sale section for my fabric purchases. My non quilting companions wandered the shop and even they were impressed by what they saw!
I found 2 lovely French General fabrics and a couple of others.

After a quick scan of the rest of the shop (wish I could have stayed longer!!!), we did some more sight seeing.

On the quilting front the Swoon quilt has been basted....

.....and machine quilting has begun.

Last night I finished the last of the 9 centre blocks of Roseville Album. Photos next post.

A little more stitching has been happening for Jane Pizar too.

Back soon with stitching photos.

Have a great weekend!!


  1. it is always nice finding sale fabric that we want. I have stopped and looked in 4 different shops this trips so far and have found only a one yard piece that I wanted - and it wasn't on sale!

  2. I recently went on a little fabric shopping get-away and it was so therapeutic!! Can't wait to see your swoon quilt when it's finished. I still want to make one, it's just a matter of finding the time.

  3. Isn't Sydney beautiful?! I love it, and would live there in a heartbeat if it was affordable. And I've been to Material Obsessions too. I didn't buy a single thing. Unfortunately, fabric in Oz is more expensive than in the US. So I simply admired a lot, and then went back to the US to make my purchases!

  4. Fantastic to visit Material Obsession. Can't even imagine. Glad you got to get away for a bit and oh Miriam, those fabrics are lovely!!!

    Look forward to seeing more Swoon.

  5. You picked a great time to visit MO too, when they are having a sale. Love the plaid fabric you bought, looking forward to seeing what you do with it eventually (no pressure)

  6. I too have been to MO and absolutely loved it. I was there the first time when the Pope was in Sydney and had to change buses several times to get there, but it was well worth the visit. Bought enough fabric for a quilt, as the prices are similar to New Zealand, and I didn't have to pay postage. haha! Never mind that my return flight was $600 odd, but I was there anyway! :-)