Sunday, 9 November 2014

Middle of November already!

We've even had a couple of nearly 40degree days here, although with the air con it's not too bad.  It did however take a toll on the flowers and shrubs in the garden but that's what happens!

I've started another quilt - this one's been on the back burner for the past couple of years.  Turkish Crush from "Making Quilts ... the promise of Joy" by Kathy Doughty.  I was fortunate to attend Kathy's shop - Material Obsession a couple of years ago when this quilt was on display and I immediately liked it.  This quilt was made for me - I already had Anna Maria Horner fabrics left over from a previous quilt that I could use for the large sections along with a fair stash of shot cottons left over from another quilt project (that I'm still working away at).  I feel very virtuous using up my left overs - I only had to purchase the white, cream and grey quilters muslin for sashings and flying geese.

 Here it is on the design wall - still a way to go. It's quite challenging after many years of aiming for precise points and corners on flying geese to make them 'wonky'.

Meanwhile, my friends Sylvia and Sally took a roadtrip 3 hours west of here with me a couple of Fridays ago to visit Sandy Gray's  The Silver Thimble in Barcaldine.  Sandy's welcome, combined with the gorgeous fabrics made the trip well worth our while!  We had a wonderful day and all came away with many treasures and plans for new projects.  Among my purchases were these two backing fabrics - the one on the left will be put to use in the next week or so on my Dotty Frames quilt, and I'd love to have it finished by Christmas.  It may just become my summer quilt. 

We promised ourselves that we'll go back again next year, but next time we'll make a real trip of it and stay overnight!  Might even invite a few more friends to join us - want to come?


1 comment:

  1. Oh I would love to go visit Sandy's's a hell of a lot more then 3 hrs away unfortunatly............