Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Completed Item

I don't know why I'm such a 'Last-minute Lil', but I find it very difficult to commit to a project until the deadline is looming. Well, once more I have just made it, and finished my Spring quilt for the 4 Seasons swap.
I'm really pleased with this one, in fact I might make another. I got the design from a new book called Bits And Pieces by Karen Costello Soltys .
I cant post a photo tonight, but when I get onto the desktop tomorrow I will be sure too.
I hope the recipient will like it.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Some photos from the AGM

Now that Blogger has decided to let me upload photos again, here are some from last weekend.

Bronwen with her Young Quilters challenge project. The theme was 'Fabulous Food', so she decided on a 'Foodoko' floor cushion, using a sudoku puzzle she had solved as the pattern.

These are the other YQ entries - aren't they fabulous? We particularly liked the bowl of spaghetti which won the 11 and under prize!

We did manage a bit of shopping at the traders stands. As well as a book each, and some cat fabrics for Bron we came home with lovely hand dyed threads...

.. space dyed velvet and scrim...

.. and a couple of scrap bags.

All in all, I think we had a pretty good weekend! Cant wait for next year now.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

AGM Report

Well Bronnie and I had a fabulous time at the Quilter's Guild AGM in Cambridge, I cant believe we haven't been before. We'll certainly be there in the future!
We went to several lectures by Ineke Berlyn, Charlotte Yde ( Lovely Art quilts ), Shirley Bloomfield ( Baltimore applique ) and Helen Deighan ( dyeing and coiled pots ) and enjoyed some lovely exhibits as well.
Bronnie took the Young Quilters classes, making a funky mask, quilted bag and pussy cat doorstops. She really enjoyed herself. She was also very impressed with the college, and decided that she would like to attend there when she leaves school.
I have got photos of Bronnie's YQ challenge project, along with the other YQ entries, but sadly blogger isn't playing at the moment and wont let me upload. I shall try again tomorrow.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Getting ready to go away for a few days

DD, Bronnie, and I are preparing to go to the Quilters Guild AGM in a nice college in Cambridge. We booked this weekend away together months and months ago, and I cant quite believe that it's almost here.
There are classes etc to book on, but as I haven't been before I didn't bother for myself ( I think there will be more than enough going on to keep me out of trouble!). Bronnie will be doing the all of the Young Quilters activities that are available.
As a result of our impending trip, and supervising Bronnie with her challenge project, I haven't achieved much in the stitching way.So I thought I'd show some of the quilts I have done before.
This was one of the early quilts I made from a class with Sonia Fox. I went through a phase of collecting Japanese fabrics and this wall hanging is one of my favourite pieces, it lives in my sitting room.

Detail of one of the kimono

I still have lots more Japanese fabrics, and still love them. I must find something to do with the rest!

Hopefully I will be able to show off Bronnie's project tommorow before we go away on Thursday!

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Spring Quilt!

I had a lovely surprise in the post today. My Spring swap quilt arrived from Colene. I really love this quilt, it really says 'Spring' to me

I love these little Grandmother's Flower Garden flowers - they're so pretty.

Thank you very much Colene!