22 September 2015

grandmother's flower garden

it's an oldie but a goodie isn't it
at some point most quilters want to be able to make one of these

i started mine in March this year
on a holiday at the beach in Adelaide

i did post a little about this before
and my pics have been on instagram, if you follow me there

i'm using mostly 1930's reproductions in muted tones of green, blue, pink and purple

i love the yellow one, but it's been given the flick

it will be a long term project that i'll pick up when i've got time
i'm in no hurry

only 10 flowers done so far 

i like this layout
not a true garden path, just stepping stones

date started:  28 March 2015
hexie size:  1"

17 September 2015

a quilt, a doll and a dame

i've entered a quilt into a competition - the royal melbourne show

it's the first quilt competition i've ever entered 
 i'm not sure if i'm ready
i'm excited and a bit scared about what they are going to say
it's far from perfect

i'm really happy with my piecing, but my quilting leaves a lot to be desired, 
quilting is the least liked parts of making quilts for me

i think i need to make friends with a local longarm quilter
why doesn't trudi wood live in melbourne?
she's my favourite longarmer in the whole world

i've only been quilting for 2 1/2 years so i know i still have a lifetime of stuff to learn
but competitions are fun and having a deadline is helpful 

it's a giant dresden plate
the pattern is by lynne goldsworthy of lilysquilts

i've also made an entry for the handmade doll section
this one will be donated to the children's hospital after the competition
this isn't a first, i do this each year

she's so cute
i hope she is loved by her new owner

and that panda brooch ... i need to make another one of those

 i'm also entering the dame edna doll i made for the reginald competition
just because she's a bit of a show off ...
and she's so sparkly!

i was going to enter her last year, but i was away in new york (how awful)
so she stayed at home, in her little house in moonee ponds

i hope she makes the judges laugh