Saturday, 29 October 2011

Would You Just Look....!!!

Would you just look at what my garden has been doing despite being glued to the Gammill for FOREVER!!!!
Doing the " Loopy/Heart Stipple" this week.
Happy Quilting

Sunday, 23 October 2011

This Week at the Shed

This week at the shed has been busy and a bit dusty...we are putting up a new back verandah.....only needed doing since we moved in 12 years can't rush these things.
Bob and Ruby are worn out with all the helping.

Lots going on in the shed with a few E-2-E completed and a custom finished.

Love this quilt. I have a thing about reproduction fabrics..just love the colour. I also love the simplicity of this quilt. I have just joined a reproduction fabrics club and am considering what to do with the fabric I have.

This custom quilt has taken a while. Lots of stitch in the ditch and outlining, background fills and flower motifs..hope she likes it.

Lots of work has come in this week...I think I need to have a tidy up in the shed!!
Happy Quilting

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Four Novocastrian Girls in the City

Today 15th Oct 2011, four Novocastrian Quilters got up early and drove to Sydney to present the 2012 Raffle Quilt to the NSW Quilters Guild who held their A.G.M. today.
Here are Debbie (the quilt's creative director), Elizabeth, and they are about to do some collective retail therapy at "Quiltsmith"....four Novocastrian girls can't go to Sydney without some essential, necessary purchases.

Then we were off to Burwood RSL for the NSW Quilters Guild AGM where we had been invited to unveil the 2012 Raffle Quilt and showcase some of our work.
On the way as we took the tourist  route it was amazing where you might find quilting inspiration.

The NSW Quilters Guild AGM

Jan, Ros,Debbie and Elizabeth in front of the 2012 NSW Quilters Guild Raffle Quilt. Designed By Debbie Carraro , pieced and appliqued by around 20 Novocastrian Quilters, and quilted by me.. Jan Foster. We are very proud of what we have created.

Elizabeth, Debbie and Ros talking with Maree Gebhardt.

Debbie presenting the quilt.

We got a chance to present some of our work to the Guild members.

Ros presenting her 2010 Novocastrian challenge quilt winning entry.

Elizabeth's quilt.

Elizabeth's 2011 Novocastrian challenge quilt entry.

Debbie's quilt.

Debbie's 2011 Novocastrian challenge quilt entry.

We were treated to a very impressive showcase of "Men who Quilt"

I just loved this quilt and when I got talking to its creator, Anthony, it turned out that he was from the Central Coast too!!! I just HAVE to make one.

And this is how we ended the day....thanks for driving Debbie!

Happy Quilting

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Semi Custom

 This week I've been working on a lovely "semi-custom" quilt for Noeline. Semi-customs are the custom quilts you have when you're not having a custom quilting job done. You still get the "custom" look but without the price tag as all the slow stitch in the ditch is taken out. A good option for some quilts. Basically a block is repeated over and over...sometimes into the border.

Off to Sydney with the Novo girls this Saturday to present the 2012 NSW Quilt Guild raffle quilt to the Guild which the Novo's created and I quilted....SOOOO excited. Will post photo's when we get back.
Happy Quilting

Monday, 3 October 2011

Debbie's Quilt

I was blessed to be able to work on this gorgeous applique quilt through the week.
It belongs to Debbie from Newcastle.
Her work is amazing. I love her colour choices for the applique pieces and I am hoping that some of her skill and expertise in the applique department will rub of on me when we do a Pam Furniss applique class next year.
Debbie's quilt has been quilted with a one inch "piano key" outer border. All the appliques have been outlined. The quilt features feather particular a beautiful centre feather wreath.I used a traditional stipple background fill.
There wasn't much time for anything are still on school holidays...only one week to go!!
Happy Quilting