Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eastern Palliative Care Quilt Show

This is one of my favourite quilt shows in Melbourne.  This year it moved to a new venue and it was as fabulous as always.  Again I enjoyed the company of my dear friends Christine and Ann.
The quilts were wonderful.  Here are just a few of my favourites.




Gorgeous Melanie was one of the white glove ladies and she showed us the back of a number of quilts, including this brilliant one.  I am so in love with the backing fabric.


I just can't resist a hexie or two.


I'll share some more tomorrow.




I always really enjoy a trip over to Molly Makes.com and fell in love with this beautiful cosmetic bag designed by Kate Smith of The Makery.  You can find this pattern and a great tutorial HERE at Molly Makes.
Hope you have time for some stitching today
Love

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Wonderful Weekend

Sam, Henry, John and I headed off to Cobden on the weekend.  It was their Spring Festival and a special celebration at the Cobden Miniature Railway.  Sam and John played with trains and Henry and I played in the beautiful grounds which include a pioneer settlement, playground, mini golf, lake and fabulous gardens.  There was delicious food in the clubrooms too.  Huge thanks to all involved for making us feel so welcome.
I was pretty excited to see the trees in the main street of town had been yarn bombed.




There is a really wonderful Wool Applique a Technique Tutorial, over at fabulous  Sew Mama Sew. It is written by guest contributor Alison Glass, you can visit her at Alison Glass Designs.
Hope you have a fun day
Love


Friday, October 17, 2014

Another finish

I finished another Gail Pan design.  The pattern is In a Pear Tree and I will make it up into a little mini quilt just like the sample.  
I was lucky enough to have some of Anni Down's gorgeous Christmas fabric from a year or two ago and I felt it went really well with this lovely stitchery.
So two wonderful Aussie designers combined into one project.
Since it is Friday I have another pic of a good fence.  
This one is at Linda's place and I saw it when I visited Quilts in the Barn last Friday.
If you would like to play along with this piece of fun please visit TexWizGirl at The Run *A* Round Ranch.  It's a great way to find some very interesting blogs.

It may not snow at Christmas time here in Australia but that doesn't mean we have to miss out on a Snowball Fight.
You can find this awesome cushion and a great tutorial HERE at Stitchery Dickory Dock. Enormous thanks to Amy.
Have a wonderful day
Love

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happily sewing

I've been happily sewing away on the projects I received at Stitched in Time a couple of weeks ago. My first finish is a sweet little elf designed by Gail Pan. 

Gail displayed her stitchery on a lovely little cushion, so I plan to do the same.  The pattern is called Christmas Elf Cushion and is available from Gail Pan.





Looking for a lovely sewing theme cross stitch?  If that's the case this may just be perfect for you.

The pattern is HERE.  Many many thanks to Tiny Modernist.  Such a brilliant place to visit.
Happy Stitching
Love

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Teeny tiny treasures at Quilts in the Barn

I particularly loved the gorgeous little vignettes which were scattered around amongst the quilts on display at Quilts in the Barn.
Here's a few.




And the miniature quilts were divine.





Are you feeling inspired by those adorable minis?  Why not make one for yourself?  Go HERE if the idea of a spools mini appeals to you.
Many thanks to Free Quilt Patterns for all they so generously share.
Hope your day is filled with fun.
Love


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

More from Quilts in the Barn.

No visit to Quilts in the Barn would be complete for me without a pic of Christine and me with lovely Linda.(Linda is in the middle)
Linda is a very inspiring woman who puts on this amazing exhibition every year to raise money for breast cancer research.  Enormous thanks to Linda, and her team of helpers, for sharing her love of quilts with us all and for raising money for this very important cause.

The day would not be complete without morning tea either.  And my piece of Lumberjack Cake was delicious.
Again the weather was gorgeous so we could enjoy our cake and a cuppa in the garden.  Here are me, Christine and Ann.  In the background you can catch a glimpse of Sigrid and Christine, two of my lovely friends from the Friday afternoon Sewn and Quilted group.  We also ran into Sue and Liz from Millrose Quilting and Gallery.  Lucky ducks - they both bought antique quilts on the day.

Here are some more of the delights on show.
Dear Jane was one of the themes and we were lucky enough to meet Brenda Papadakis who wrote the Dear Jane book.




I must say I was particularly in love with this quilt of dresden plates with old doilies for the centres - totally charming.

I thought I'd not had a link to a sweet little stitchery pattern for awhile 

so I found this charming snowman HERE at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps.  Enormous thanks to Mary Ellen.
Hope you find time for some stitching today.
Love

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