Monday, October 4, 2010

September is over... the final parade :)

Aileen's quilt, very special... made for a treasured friend who won't remember
quilting detail... gold coloured thread on golden fabric for a golden friendship 
Quilts that become bags for faraway friends
The process... this one is special 
Quilts in progress... gentle night time stitches 
Little quilts for young 'uns... made by old experienced hands.  My sweet friend Marj - who will be 90 soon.  We love Marj... :) 
Fluffy back sides for added snuggle value 
Val's gorgeous quilt 
Quilts that protect...
...workshop supervisors 
Little quilts that tell a story
about being nice to each other 
and the last one for this gallery... a pretty applique quilt
surrounded by feathers and wriggles 
Seeya next September :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On days 25, 26 and 27...

Just one of Helen's collection of BIG quilts
Always fun to play with these
Lorna makes lots of lovely quilts

Simple yet striking - another of Lorna's quilts
Seeya soon for some more Spring niceness...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

On the 24th day of Spring...

A memories quilt
Made for Mum and Dad many years ago, it now hangs in her bedroom
Mum's mother ~ we never knew her.  We all have her little round face :)
Mum's father ~ once a school teacher and administrator on Poid Island, they were living there when Mum was born 
Dad and his parents ~ living the simple life on a banana farm in Austinville settlement in the Gold Coast hinterland.  It's long gone.... the families moved out and the rainforests moved back in 
It's a little dusty and the quilting is bad ... but it has a special memory for Mum :)
Seeya soon for some more Spring niceness...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

On the 23rd day of Spring...

things that hide under 'Around the World' quilts when the big winds blow outside

He doesn't know his backside is exposed
Seeya soon for some more Spring niceness...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

On the 22nd day of Spring...

Rosalie's quilt... lounging around on the lounge
Pretty :)
Seeya soon for some more Spring niceness...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

On the 19th, 20th & 21st days of Spring...

Country hearts and nine patch
Made waaay back in the early nineties and still one of my faves... maybe because it's so simple and unfussy...
More 'park picnic' quilts...  'Country Farm' ... floating around in the dry creek bed
up close and personal
and don't forget the little guys... my 2009 BOM ~
'Verandah Views'
Seeya soon for some more Spring niceness :)
ps... it's been raining... lots...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

On the 16th, 17th and 18th days of Spring...

Catching up :)
The 16th ~
Recycled denim.... by Marion
with some embroidered panels ~ simply meandered
The 17th ~
By Anne... for her little Grandson in Singapore
The 18th ~
'Seed Packet' quilt catching the light.... by Yvonne
Seeya tomorrow for more Spring niceness :)
ps - it's raining... perfect Spring weather...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

On the fifteenth day of Spring...

Sweet 'n' Sassy ~ sassied up the gravel path
Seeya tomorrow for some more Spring niceness :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

On the fourteenth day of Spring...

... in the park...
hanging around with my 'Butterflies' quilt...
looks like it's grown a couple of feet...
looks like those feet wear rubber thongs...
Getting up close and personal with one of the flowering pear trees
Seeya tomorrow for some more Spring niceness :)
~ and a few more 'park' piccies ~

Monday, September 13, 2010

On the thirteenth day of Spring...

Needle turned 'Parterre'
Just yum
and block 6 remade as a cushion
Seeya tomorrow for some more Spring niceness :)

On the twelfth day of Spring...

Quilts made from scraps... and shared just for fun
Seeya soon for some more Spring niceness :)

On the eleventh day of Spring...

Sometimes - when a planned quilt doesn't go according to plan - it becomes a big pillow
I loved the idea of a big feathered star quilt... but I was over it by the time I'd done one 20" block
Now I love it as a big pillow
Seeya soon for some more Spring niceness :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

On the tenth day of Spring...

these two totally gorgeous little cot quilts were designed and made by Cath at Willow Valley Store
Beautifully made, the 'Sleep Little Baby' stitching is deliciously perfect :)
Cath designed these little lovelies for Fresh Hope
Her blog is always a fun read... loads of vintage stuff to 'ooh' over and the lots of little bunnies... just scroll a bit to find the photos and make sure you check out March 2009 ~ cutest little baby bunnies ever!
Seeya tomorrow for some more Spring niceness...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

On the ninth day of Spring...

In the garden, here's Gen's quilt just lying around...
Cute... 'Birdie'
and showing off her pretty backside
Seeya tomorrow for some more Spring niceness :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

On the eighth day of Spring...

My first sampler quilt... made for Blossie when she was about 12 years old.  The maroon and dark green fabrics have glitter sparkling all over them, imagine that! 
I still love this block :)
There are lots of  'oops' moments in this quilt... and I'm remaking it using gentle and shabby country prints ~ but that's a loooong term project
Seeya tomorrow for more Spring niceness :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

On the seventh day of Spring...

Chriss's quilt decided to hang out with the wisteria ~ gorgeous!

another of those oh so interesting X block quilts...
Seeya tomorrow for some more Spring niceness :)