Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tail Feathers progress

My arm is staring to feel better now, so I got out a machine pieced project.

Yesterday I joined together all the blocks for my Tail Feathers quilt and added the white border.

The next border for this quilt is a series of log cabin blocks, All the fabric came as pre cut strips, so I have been able to sew them all up too.

Last time I tried to make log cabin blocks they were a disaster!!! This time I used LOTS of spray starch!!

24 much better log cabin blocks!

Today I sewed together all the borders and added the 2 side borders to the quilt centre.....

....and started the 4 corner blocks.

I expect it will be several more weeks before my arm is well enough to do any hand sewing, so it will be a while before I add the embroidery to finish the corner blocks.

It did feel good to be sewing again!! :)

(Must say, I can't wait to get back to needle turn applique!!!)

Yellow banksia rose blooming in my garden.

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Start of medallion quilt

Here is my medallion quilt so far:

Just 2 half in borders completed. The background fabric will make another half inch border after I have squared the project up with a row of triangles top and bottom.

I have also finished 3 more Civil War quilt blocks.

Just one more block to make and I will have caught up.

I have found a new fabric line that will be coming out before the end of the year. If you like Margo Krager's chintz centre panels, you will probably like this!  :)

Happy sewing. :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Quilts in the Barn 2011

Yesterday I had a very enjoyable few hours at Quilts in the Barn.

This year the exhibition features quilts from Jo Morton from USA.

Jo was there with her DH. Jo is a very gracious lady who was very generous with her time and knowledge.

Hanging in the barn are dozens of Jo's quilts as well as many quilts made by ladies such as Linda Collins (who organises and holds Quilts in the Barn) and Dorothy Ramage.

All funds raised from the 3 days of the exhibition are donated to breast cancer research. For location and other details go here.

The weather was perfect for a cup of tea and bite to eat outside in the sun. There was a slight breeze that created a drift of apple blossom petals in the air. I saw Elyte, Di Hall (Di Ford of Sarah Morrell quilt and many others fame) and I met several new ladies. The Quilted Crow ladies also had fabric and supplies available for purchase.

All the quilts in this post were made by Jo Morton.

The quilt below was my favourite. It will be featured in a book by Jo to be released later this year.

 A couple more quilts.

It is another wonderful exhibition of quilts with funds going to a very worthy cause.

Happy Fathers Day for tomorrow to all the fathers out there.

Have a great weekend.