Thursday, March 29, 2012

new design coming soon


sneaky peek of a new design that is almost finished...
Julz

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

remember these?

finally finished making all 9 plates...


have appliqued 3 down...

and this is a closeup of one...

very happy with how they turned out...
Great colours...
it's called Delighted by Riley Blake Designs,
need to save the pennies to buy some more I think!
Julz

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

bits and pieces...


this little pincushion from Gathering in the Barn finally got finished...

not much else on the sewing front as
this last week and a bit has been a huge one for me and my ED....
lots of doctors appointments,
scans, ultra sounds, more appointments...
and finally surgery (for her)
she is home and recovering well...
still more doctors appointments to come,

but we will get there and be healthy in the end....

take care
Julz

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Monbulk Quilt Show was held March 17th...
this is my stall...
right near the front door!

had a lovely day, chatting, selling, eating, laughing and looking at some stunning quilts!
got lots of ideas for next years stall....
Julz

more on the Gathering...

this is the cute little wool project that most of us were stitching...
(this was another surprise, as we all got a fab gift bag with 4 patterns for gorgeous quilts)


I'm almost finished, just need to finish around the flower and stitch it together....oh and fill it with the crushed walnut shells (our kit contained everything that we needed!)

OK this is the table I was seated at...I was a little late arriving so everyone had already sat down...
anyway, who should be on this table...

Jacqueline, Marion (that's her arm anyway), Robyn (we live about 2 kms from each other and didn't know that the other was going!), Jan and Pam...


and looking from the other end,
Marion, Jacqueline, Trish and Pam again..

this gorgeous quilt had everyone enthralled...
truly beautiful...these crap photos don't do it justice ...
yeah yeah guess who forgot her camera and only had the phone????
and this one appealed too...


I didn't take many photos...because of the lack of the camera,
but there was way too much other stuff going on...

the lovely Linda and her gang of helpers kept us all fed...
scones, jam and cream or savoury ones with tea and coffee,
lunch was gorgeous ribbon sandwiches with THE most delish fillings,
followed by a huge fresh fruit platter and cheese and bikkies!!!
but wait,
afternoon tea saw us all devouring mini merginues filled with something delish and topped with raspberries, or mini quiches, or lumberjack cake!

and in between all the food,
Leonie and Deidre showed all the beautiful things in their upcoming book (no photos allowed as that would spoil the surprise!)...but let me tell you, this book is well and truly on the wish list...the quilts, and other items are just stunning!!!!
not to mention the mini demos the girls did...some of the groups were too big, so they would come to your table and do a smaller demo...

So lastly again a big thank you to the Crow Girls for a wonderful day,
to Linda for a wonderful venue,
to the helpers for all of their efforts (ie yummy food!)
and to the girls on my table, thanks for loads of laughs and a great time!

Next up Monbulk Quilt Show!
Julz

Friday, March 16, 2012

what a way to spend the day....

with these 2 lovely ladies as our tutors,
and hosted at the lovely Lindas house errr barn!

great company, yummy food, excellent projects and amazing things to look and touch and buy!
more next post.
Julz

Sunday, March 11, 2012

a new bug!

take a pile of gorgeous FQs

and a wedge ruler and turn them into these....


2 down and 8 more to go!

hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend
(well here in Victoria anyway!)
Julz