Time flies when you're having fun. This month has been quite a fun month around here, starting with the quilt retreat in early October. I will tell you a bit of what I've been up to since then.
Firstly came a decision to start yet another quilt. This time it is all about 'stash busting'. I am now half way through making the top of this quilt, and there are plenty of scraps still to go. For as long as I have been quilting I have cut left over bits of fabric into strips. I love the randomness of this - just picking up any old strips and joining them up where they fit. It is a lot of fun.
Once I have all the top put together I intend to hand stitch the seams. Possibly with herringbone stitch. That should keep me out of mischief!!
Last Thursday a friend and I caught a bus down to Brisbane and went to the Queensland Quilt show. The quilt I showed you here after our exhibition, Silk purses and crazy bags, by Robyn Ginn, won Best of Show. You can see all the winners here on the Qld Quilters web site.http://www.qldquilters.com/
I enjoyed looking at the art quilts, but time was limited and I had to do a very quick whizz around the display.
I loved this quilt by Denise Griffiths called "Waratahs and Wildflowers for Dad".
I thought this quilt by Lorraine Carthew was very spectacular. "Memorable Women".
There were a lot of fantastic quilts on show and it was huge. We spent a lot of time looking at all the merchant stalls and going to a couple of demos.
A lovely day out.