Congratulations to Pamela Brockwell, and all the award winners, and to Quilt NSW for mounting this major event.
There will be many, many images on Instagram and Facebook, and in blogs - enjoy the Show however/wherever you see it.
|Some quilts just materialise from the scraps of others - this |
one is the scraps from at least two others, with the addition of
a lovely raspberry spotty border. Magic, Chris and Lynette!
|Perfect backing fabric for this vibrant top made by Robin,|
quilted and bound by Lynette - and it was picked up in a
snap sale for $4 a meter at Craft Depot.
|Sue C's second quilt from these jelly rolls, generously donated by|
a friend, with a cream background from deep in Sue's own stash
- and a pretty blue backing, of course!
But wait till you see what 'Blue Sue' comes up with next!
|Sue M has been hard at work for community quilts - she has |
finished the one on the left made from small pieces sourced from
the community stash and the border fabric from her own stash,
and quilted and bound Robin's second donated top, on the right.
|Margaret has packed a lot of fun into this beautiful, bright |
patchwork with colourful swirls on the back. A little
kid, or maybe a big one, is going to love it.
|Lyn pieced this beautiful patchwork flower garden as a |
background for an appliqued wrought iron gate that wasn't
quite realised. Lynette has added a complimentary border
and floral backing from another donation.
It will be well loved, with the 'gate' left wide open ...
|Six new community quilts, all in a line ...|
|... and all stacked up. |
There will be photos of the individual quilts,
when we have some brighter days - soon!
|Susan is making a quilt reminiscent of Shoji screens |
- she started the quilting as soon as it was basted on Thursday
|Pat's 'Logs and Ladders' quilt is for the community collection|
- it is already gorgeous, and we look forward to seeing it quilted.
|The first of two quilts, each to be made with twenty of our |
2016-2017 challenge star blocks, was basted on Thursday.
All the blocks are different, so some contemplation and
consultation about the quilting is in order.
These quilts will be donated to NSW Quilts of Valour.
|2017 is Sue H's 'year of finishing things', so when she |
found a perfect-fit print for a final border, her plan for
a pieced border gave way to a finish for the win.
The centre was made in classes with Chris Jurd.
|Louise's table runner is made |
especially to go with the kitchen
decor in her new house.
|Susan has been busy with community quilts. This one, |
reminiscent of shoji screens, has fabrics from the
community stash and some of Susan's own and is a good
showcase for large scale prints.
|Susan has also quilted and bound Robin's top. We need |
to take some close ups of the quilting designs in the blue
counterpanes. Community quilting can be a very
|Just one fat quarter of the cute bee print was the starting |
point for this cot sized community quilt made by Jill
|Quilters flannel front and back, with cotton batting makes |
for a very warm quilt. The blocks are made from the
scraps of two similar quilts Jill made last year for other
family members - this one is for her.
|Linda is teaching a group of novice quilters. Having started a |
year or so ago with basic patchwork, they then requested
appliqué classes. They are now on their third course, learning
several methods of using triangles in quilts. Linda's triangle
class sample is a generous single bed size.
|Julie made her first disappearing four patch quilt, and |
liked it so much that she immediately made another (below)
in the same range of soft, muted greens and cream from
the community stash (below).
|Janice was wearing hexagons on her scarf, while she |
worked on her tiny hexies - they are just 1/4"!
|Elaine B has nearly finished her latest community quilt -|
she made a disappearing nine patch for the first time.
|Elaine also finished a pretty 'Sew Miriam' zip top bag |
for a friend's birthday - what a lovely gift.
|Pretty log cabins, blocks donated by a friend of Sue's, |
put together and quilted by Sue. Complimentary backing
just in view at left.
|And there were some small pieces left from the jelly rolls |
Sue's friend gave her, so now Sue is quilting the sashed four patch
she made with them.
|Lynette's latest blue and white beauty, made from a very large |
stack of squares cut from the community stash. The pink
border is a nice touch.
|Lynette found a large enough piece of the blue/pink floral |
to make a two fabric disappearing four patch.
|Jill also made a pink and blue disappearing four patch |
- this one is scrappy
|Helen also found mostly blue 'leftovers' in her stash, mostly |
florals, and sashed them with more blue scraps ...
|... and Lynette trialled her new quilting template very |
successfully on Helen's quilt
|Sometimes, cutting is just not necessary - two small whole cloths, |
one with fairies, the other with dinosaurs, again made by Lynette.
|And Sue also finished her 'Hello Kitty' Ohio Stars |
- much admired and coveted by Linda, but destined for the
community winter collection.
|A small sample of our disappearing four patch quilts - |
they work well with just two fabrics , a limited palette,
or with scrappy backgrounds and feature fabrics.
Here is a quick pictorial guide to making a disappearing 4 patch block. The starting squares can be any size, and the cuts to the four patch can be any width - this block started with 6 1/2" squares, and the cuts were made 1 3/4" from the centre seams. The wider the cuts, the less distinct the design becomes:
|Lyn has made many wonderful quilts like this one for family |
members. She says it is making her feel very ancient,
as it is for her niece's grandson!
|Marilyn's tiny hexagon centre panel will be complimented |
by many exquisite little clamshells.
|It does often look like Hexagon Central around our |
sewing tables - but aren't they lovely?
|Roslyn's current hand-piecing is 'TheAvenue' designed |
by Louise Papas, available from Amitie Textiles.
|Lynette has recently returned from Japan with lovely memories |
of cherry blossoms, and a little fabric, including this beautiful blue
piece she dyed in a Shibori workshop.
|Elaine W changed her mind about making this quilt for her |
husband - she did make him another one - and generously made
it up for our community quilts collection!
Thursday 1st June 2017 - Friday 30th June 2017
- 30% off all fabrics in store (excludes Liberty)
- Minimum cut 30cm
- 20% off Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes
|Julie rather liked her first outing with hexagons a few months |
ago, so she cut some more from 5 " squares and arranged
them on a stylish background from the community stash.
|Several of these quilts have been made by Lynette and her friend |
Chris in collaboration. There are many lovely Moda fabrics in this
one, pieced by Chris, quilted and bound by Lynette.
|A lovely candy floss pink confection, pieced by Chris, |
quilted and bound by Lynette
|Exotic animals and birds, with the cutest elephant border, |
pieced by Chris, quilted and bound by Lynette
|Hillary found the four 'cheater' cloth panels deep in the community |
stash, and matched them up with a floral sashing for a lap quilt.
|Lynette has been mining the community stash blues for about |
three years - this could be quilt #7 made from a very large pile
of 3" blue squares, complimented by crisp white from
Lynette's own stash.