Friday, September 27, 2013

Quilts in the Barn 2013

This year the theme for Linda's Quilts in the Barn exhibition is chintz. Displayed in the barn were quilts from the book Promenade in a Dutch Garden by Petra Prins and An Moonen, antique quilts and chintz panels from Mary Koval's collection and chintz fabric from Den Haan and Wagenmakers in Holland, which is available for purchase.
There were many other quilts, both old and new on display too.

Lots of quilt photos below, but just a few of those exhibited!!!

Quilts with trees. The first 2 have a printed panel.

In the quilt below the centre panel is all appliqued!!

A litle closer...

Old quilts.

The papers behind this hexagon piece are from London and are dated from 1793 to 1803!!

A beautiful old, small quilt.

A closer look at the fabrics...

Take a look here...

...exactly the same quilt in a post this week by Barbara Brackman on her Material Culture blog!!
(scroll down to the photo above the photo labelled "Pearl Street today".

Quilts with pinwheel blocks..

Amazing quilting by machine

and by hand. (click on the photo for a closer look)

I got to catch up with several people I have met before and some I met for the first time today

Me, Sharon from The Chester County Criswell Quilt blog and Carole from Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus blog

The raffle quilt this year is another amazing quilt!!!

All funds raised from the 3 days of the exhibition are donated to breast cancer research.

I hope I have whet your appetite with my photos. There are lots more quilts to see, a little shop with The Quilted Crow ladies from Tasmania, delicious refreshments for sale, books and Chintz fabrics to purchase as well as Mary Koval's antiques to see and purchase.
The exhibition continues all weekend.

Quilts in the Barn
23 Hartley Rd
Wonga Park, Vic

Melway Map 24, F9.

I'll be back soon with a couple more photos from today.

Have a great weekend!!!

....and just for those who follow the AFL. Tomorrow is the grand final. Go Hawks!!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Roseville Album centre blocks completed

It has taken quite a while, but I finally have all 9 centre blocks complete!!
They are not stitched together yet, so I may alter the layout.

Can you spot the single repro fabric in amongst all those brights?

My 9th block completed.

The pineapple in this block is from Josephine by Petra Prins. (Thank you Sue J for the inspiration!)

Now on to the 4 corner blocks.

Lovely bright azalea, "Gretel" flowering in my garden this week.

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!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Swooning Southern Belles top finished and more...


Swooning Southern Belles.

I finished the top this morning and this afternoon the rain stoppped long enough for me to get a quick photo. Lots of Liberty and Liberty Lifestyle fabrics in this quilt.
I named the quilt after the blocks I used in the quilt.

Now to baste, quilt and bind it!

On the hand applique front I have a Roseville Album block completed.

All the pieces are prepared for the next block; the last of the nine centre blocks.

No photos of Jane Pizar progress this time, but I have the circle appliqued to the background square now.

This stack of delicious fabric from Green Fairy came in the mail this week.

Josephine by French General.  

Many of these fabrics will be used in Jane Pizar.

Here are some of my favourites:

 Look at the bees!!!!

Today I had a wonderful day with Cathy, Deb, Merran and Wendy (Instagramers) and a quick hello from Emma and Sarah.   We met at Amitie where, after lots of chatting and admiring lots and lots of fabrics, I chose these fabrics to come home with.

 I plan to make a quilt for my son (hence no floral fabrics! Lol) The quilt I will be making is pictured in the header of Cathy's blog.

After working up an appetite over fabrics we had lunch before going home.

We have been blessed with some wonderful weather earlier this week.
Here is another peek of spring time in my garden.

PS.  I am now in Instagram. Look for mjnorindr. Drop by and say hello! :)