Wednesday, September 30, 2015

BOM 37 - Fish Kiss

C37 Fish Kiss
I know that no one has ever seen fish kiss but this is what I always envisioned a fish kiss would look like. What do you think?

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Topsy Star - APQ

Several months ago I was asked to make a block for Patchwork and Quilting's birthday celebrations. They had decided that they would ask people to make a block each and combine these into quilts for an aged care home. The blocks were HUGE... 24 1/2in each. Made it easy to make a full quilt as it only needed four blocks with sashing and borders to make a quilt suitable for the establishment.

I had designed this star for Val who you can see sewing it just here. Val wanted to learn foundation piecing and I figured well why not simply blow it up bigger and use that. So both Topsy and I made the circling geese and then I finished it off while she started on a smaller version.

Looks totally different to what I had in my head :-)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Ocean Waves

A few years ago my friend Terri started a class using a wedge ruler. After she finished making all of the wedges the project sat in her 'to be finished' pile long enough for her to buy a new table. This one was long rather than circular and so the planned circular table cover was not going to suit.

 So off she went and played with her finished blocks...... the result was a gorgeous runner which Patchwork and Stitching thought others would like and so published the instructions for it. 

I recently received these photos from Susan of the results of a sewing day she had with a few of her friends. Funny isn't it how Susan has completed the cycle, joining her wedges into a full circle as per the original class.

The circular table centre is by Susan Flynn, while the red and green runner belongs to Judy Smith and the purple one in the same photo is by Linda Allen.  These three women all belong to Clermont Patchwork and Quilters Group. The single runner was made by Sandra Galvin from Walcha who visits the Clermont annually whilst her husband is gold prospecting.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Collection 36 - Where Did That Name Come From?

Collection 36

Doesn't everyone just love raspberry syrup swirled through their vanilla ice cream? 
C36 Raspberry Ripple

Yes I realise that it should have been golden star bursts but apart from the colour it looks perfect. 
C36 Starburst

I made this after a trip around Turkey(?) where I had watched some dancers whose costumes flowed in and out inviting others to join.
C36 The Dish

The Dish is an Australian movie retelling the roll of the men working at the Parkes radio telescope in the first landing on the moon,
C36 Twirl With Me

Surely the title, Blue Diamond, came from the shapes and the image of light radiating from the middle. 
C36 Blue Diamond

The fabric suggests a storm radiating from the middle in Eye of the Storm.
C36 Nine to Five

Yes I did watch the Dolly Parton movie Nine to Five and laughed right through it.
C36 Eye of the Storm