The Saturday Quilters go to Brisbane.

The Saturday Quilters go to Brisbane.

I've just had a whirlwind weekend away with my sewing buddies. A trip to Brisbane to see an exhibition of Quilts from the V&A Museum in London.  We caught Trains Planes and Automobiles!! Of course we needed to celebrate our arrival in Brisbane with some bubbles. I think all quilters know that as you look around you see quilts everywhere. This building was around the corner of where we were staying. Giant glowing hexagons that slowly changed colours! Big chunky modern stripes. On Saturday morning, we fueled up with coffees and headed off to the exhibition... Noticing some fun things along the way. Don't you just love that feeling of excitement of being about to see an exhibition you've so looked forward to...  The show exceeded my expectations. We don't get to see many antique quilts in Australia so seeing work dating back to the 1700's was really special. It was a beautifully curated exhibition wit

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Wild Child

Wild Child

It's time to show you what I made with the Jane Sassaman Wild Child  fabrics .    A plethora of Pot Holders and Oven Mitts! I used Denyse Schmidt's Holiday Hostess Hot Mitt pattern for this handy glove. The fabrics have such fun names. These are Delirious Dots separated with a band of Sassy Stripes . This square pot holder is based on Oh Franssons Quilted Potholder Tutorial.  That fabulous feature fabric is  Flower Fiesta in red. Jane's fabrics are so ideal for fussy cutting. There are lots of wonderful examples on her Ideas Blog Oven Mitt action shot... This gorgeous fabric called Passionate just had to be a round pot holder.  It's like a bouquet of pretty pink petunias. A bit of Sassy Stripe  for the pockets on the back. The Masquerade fabric was perfect for a long Two Handed Pot Holder.  I couldn't resist using some thistle flowers from Jane Sassaman first range, Prairie Gothic, for the hand

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