31 July 2009
29 July 2009
27 July 2009
26 July 2009
25 July 2009
22 July 2009
Sadly, rotary cutters do not cut through metal pins. Funny, that. My cutter acquired a tiny, tiny nick (I need to put on my specs to see it), which necessitated a trip to the shop for a new blade. Now I'm cutting like a wild woman again.
21 July 2009
Remember this postcard-sized quilt I made last year? If you've been collecting selvedges and would like to start sewing them on a small project, check out my tutorial on SEWN.
Don't forget to send photos of your selvedge projects to Sarah at SEWN - we'd all love to see them. Beware, though - you might become addicted to using selvedges in all your projects!
19 July 2009
17 July 2009
My quilt is called Sunshine on Roses and it is really simple to machine piece. I made it with yellow and pink fabrics that I've been collecting for years, but I think it would also look fabulous in my current colour obsession - lime green and blue. Mmmm...there's an idea!
I'm sure you'll be able to buy this in the shops very soon. Alternatively, you can sign up for a free digital subscription here.
Now I am working on my next quilt and, yes, it's lime green and blue!
16 July 2009
The space was full of the most gorgeous fabrics and beads. Honestly, you haven't seen beads until you've seen Lisa's collection - it is container after container full of the most beautiful colours.!)
She and Peter were busy packing for the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Show next week, but the two of us escaped to a local Vietnamese restaurant for a yummy lunch after we folded a pile of hand-dyed fat quarters. Tough life, isn't it?
It started us thinking though - wouldn't it be fantastic to have Lisa teach workshops in her studio? Wouldn't you like to drool here too? Let Lisa know if you are interested in this because I know she'd love to show off her new space and share her skills at the same time! (and tell her I sent you - I might get allowed to fold fat quarters again!
14 July 2009
13 July 2009
12 July 2009
Barry was a fantastic player for our team over the past seven years. Thanks for the memories Barry and good wishes for your future.
To make the day even sadder, we lost the game against Essendon. That probably means we won't play in the finals this year.
And it was seriously cold in the stands. Not a good day, really.
11 July 2009
Imagine how thrilled I was to read an exclusive interview with Annette in the July issue of Down Under Quilts magazine. The interview is three pages, plus three of the quilts from the book (and their stories) are featured on following pages. Fascinating reading and highly recommended.
10 July 2009
08 July 2009
Not that we need any encouragement to get excited, but Deborah had purchased some fun accessories for us to take along.
The gorgeous plastic voodoo shape is actually a baggage label from Smiggle - name and address details are on the back of the label. How cute is this? Mine, of course, has blue features while Deborah opted for pink ones.
My bag tag lolls on the cover of an Amy Butler journal. Not only is the cover made with laminated Amy Butler fabric, but each page has motifs from Amy's fabrics as well. Absolutely perfect for jotting down - well, absolutely anything! Writing on the first page of any new journal is the difficult part, so I will start using this book soon.
On the way home I dropped into Material Obsession to buy more of the lavender/green spotted fabric for my current quilt. It was difficult to stay focused and not to swoon over all the new fabrics while I talked to Kathy and Bundle but I managed (just).
A perfect day, as I dodged the heavy showers.
07 July 2009
06 July 2009
02 July 2009
01 July 2009
Dyad is at Contemporary Artspace, 255 Keira St Woollongong until 12 July.
PS: I like to change my blog header occasionally. This one has a soothing winter feel, I think.