Things that make me smile...

Things that make me smile...

An exciting thing happened this week that really had me smiling!!  The wonderful Pat Sloan came across a picture of my Sunny Day in Swoon Town House block and posted it on her Face Book.  Oh My Golly!!  I've had so many fabulous comments and emails from people asking for a tutorial or pattern. The block is from  Camille Roskelly's fabulous Swoon Quilt . I did change it just a little bit to make the houses work and Camille has given me permission to show how I made the little houses. I'll work on it this weekend so stay tuned... *** Gbf showed me this photo because he thought I'd like the carpet. He was so right! In fact I love everything about in this photo... except... I wish it was in colour!!!  *** Whilst floating around on the internet I came across this photo of this 70's Marimekko fabric. This is the fabric that hung in the loungeroom as I was growing up!! I loved those curtains!!  Hmmm I wonder if they had an influence on m

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The Sydney Quilt Show 2013

The Sydney Quilt Show 2013

Sunday was my 5th Anniversary of quilting!!  It seems like yesterday that Gbf and I thought it would be fun to have a look at the big quilt show round the corner from where we lived at the time.  We were overwhelmed and amazed by all the beautiful quilts and fabrics that decked the halls. Coming away from the show with a rotary cutter, cutting board and ruler was the best thing I've probably ever done.  Five years later and I'm strolling through the aisles, once again amazed by all the beautiful quilts of all styles, shapes and sizes, but now I have the added bonus of recognising names of friends, blogging friends and favourite quilters. Here are a few of these quilts.  First up is Homage by the Springwood Quilt Show Committee. Homage won 1st prize in the Group/Collaborative Category. I helped make a few of those hexagons so I feel like a mini winner. This is the 4th time of of 6 entries that The Springwood Quilt Show's quilts have won first prize, n

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Octopus's Garden

Octopus's Garden

Hello!!  I know I've been pretty quiet over the last few weeks... I wish I could say I've been sailing to faraway places surrounded by a flock of flying geese... Or on adventures looking for sea savvy seagulls. I haven't gotten lost whilst wandering through the rain looking for flowers, feathers... ...shells and starfishes. You may be thinking it, but no, a giant octopus didn't come out of his underwater house to kidnap me.... If only I'd been off chasing butterflies... ...under rays of sunshine.  Birds in the bushes have been chirping and frogs croaking their songs but... ...try as I might , I'm sorry to say I really don't have any good excuses to give you about my absence.  But ... I do have a new quilt top to show you!!! A combination of my precious stash of Tula Pink fabrics, snippets of 8 different collections,  and Chris Jurd's fabulous  Emperors Wheel Pattern .

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