Here in the Yarra Valley we are having such a beautiful winter season. A bit of sun, even some mild days , and every now and then some rain. My chooks are getting fluffier (is it a word ?) and the vegie patch is looking bare and resting.
I stay in the sewing room and at the moment I am quilting something that I did last year, never too late. I need to finish some projects , and this border is part of one quilt that I have to finish.
Here is my nearly finished quilt which has been entered in the Vic Quilters Show this year in the category miniature. I thought that before I tackle a big New York Beauty quilt I better see if I like it. And as every year in my quilting group the Chris Kringle is a miniature I jumped on the opportunity. But after spending so much time on each circles I kept it ….. and I had to make another miniature quilt.
This one is 12,5 x 12,5 inches finished.
And I will make a big New York beauty.
The winter seem to have settled. The streets glitters under the light with all that rain, the air is filled with the nice scent of wood fire and for me, coming from Switzerland, it feels like if Christmas is just around the corner
So for once I indulged and made a whimsy Christmas project for all the Christmas in July .
Nancy Halvorsen’s gorgeous range “Let it snow” was too tempting and the colours just what the doctor ordered.
Have fun and e-mail me some pictures of your version.
One of my student gave me this list , very useful.
One fat quarter will give you
90 x 2″ squares
56 x 2 1/2″ squares
36 x 3″ squares
25 x 3 1/2″ squares
20 x 4″ squares
16 x 4 1/2″ squares
12 x 5″ squares
9 x 5 1/2″ squares
9 x 6″ squares
6 x 6 1/2″ squares
4 x 7 1/2″ or 8″ or 9″ squares.
If you have any tips you would like to share with other quilters feel free to send me an email.
Where did the autumn go ? Winter has come early and with it all the nice soups and stews. I have excuses not to go into the garden, too wet and too cold and stay inside and work on more projects. For us down under something for Christmas in July or just to be on time for Christmas. Also a nice little quilt (so far) in which we can use all those bits and pieces …. and it has been approved (the name of the expert is Olivia)
The AQC show is over but what a success. It was wonderful to be there and hear all the nice comments about Charlotte. There were even few jaws dropping … for us designers it is a great incentive. Thanks to all of you.
The pattern is currently available from Needles and Pins in Warrandyte (see stockists) but I am looking for more retailers.It is back to the drawing board for me ( and the sewing machine) , I will keep you posted
P.S. you can go and have a look at the quilt in the shop Needles and Pins in Warrandyte.
It has been a long time since the last news. But here it is, my latest pattern is on its way. The quilt is being quilted, I am writing the instructions and it will be released at the AQC Show in Melbourne on the 18th of April. I will be there too and hope to see some of you.
I will post a picture as soon as I have it back, but I can tell you now it was inspired by the King George coverlet , lots of circles, and a boutis from a wedding quilt of the same period. It is 2mt x 2mt ( I had to stop otherwise you would have a very large quilt), with a centre medallion and 24 circles. I am quite happy about it. I am looking forward to the comments.
Hello all, I need to make a correction on my pattern “Pecking order” . To make the pinwheel block you need to cut 12 x 3″ square ( not 4 1/2″) then trace a line on the diagonal. Do the same with the small floral fabric.You also need to cut an extra 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4 ” strip which is for the bottom right of the last band where the chooks are pulling at the worm.
Spain was beautiful, full of life and colours and I have enough inspiration to make dozens of quilts(just need the time …. My garden was on the wild side when I came back so I have spent some time weeding and planting. I also made few miniature quilts and Christmas ornaments, lots of fun.
And here is a little treat for you for Christmas ( not fattening !!).
Enjoy it and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
The pattern can be found there : Fleurs Pattern
Spain here I come …. I will be off for a couple of weeks visiting Barcelona and Granada and getting a lot of inspirations for more projects. I also will meet my Mum there and on getting back home I will post a new project (free to download) to stitch, in time for Christmas.