Sunday, September 29, 2013

Quilts in the Barn

The Annual Quilts in the Barn exhibition was on this weekend. This is the first time I have made the trip to visit this show and after a long drive to the outskirts of Melbourne I arrived.
This year's theme was chintz.
Not my usual fare, however, this was something special.

Gorgeous fabrics, intricate stitching and lots of medallion quilts.
The photos really don't do justice to the richness and skills of the quilts on show.
I will be making this an annual event in my calendar from now on.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Knitting and Stitching

I have been very lucky to be part of a knitting group that meets every month. They have inspired me to take up my knitting after years of neglect. I have loved the company of these diverse and creative women and also the feeling of having wool, once again, wound around my fingers.
This week I finished making a jumper out of Amy Butler cotton, blended with wool.

 I love the lacy waistband. 

After lying around for months, I finally pinned and quilted this triangle quilt.
It is the first, but I think not the last, attempt I will make with triangles.
It was surprisingly easy to make.

I added a few more strips to the backing for my husband's recycled shirt quilt.
And I gave away this little Apples quilt to my colleague's baby, Ruby Rose.
It used to be so hard to part with any of my quilts but now I find I can let go so much more easily.
I guess, after making at least 50 plus quilts, you learn to let go.
The smile on the recipient is worth it.