The last 5 weeks has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. From one end
of the spectrum to the other. And after arranging, planning, cooking and
hosting 5 various events in those 5 weeks, quite frankly, l am exhausted.
So today l am going to play a little catch up and over the next few posts,
share some of the wonderful events that have happened during those 5 weeks.
First up, the raffle quilt.
Here is a photo of the finished quilt. l took myself off into my sewing room
on a Sunday and emerged 8 hours later with the finished quilt. My girlfriend machine
quilted it for me, and now l am ready to start selling raffle tickets.
Can you spot your block?
l want to send a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to post a block.
l just love this quilt, and am sure the winner of the raffle will too.
Then l went to Sydney for the Sydney Quilt show. Even till the last moment, l was having doubts as to whether l should go. l knew l needed some time out, but there was this ash cloud hanging around, and l HAD to be home on the 23rd June. l took the risk, and was met at the airport by Liz, and we spent the day visiting 4 quilt shops. This one, Calico and Ivy was my favorite.
l was on a mission to find fabrics to make a quilt for my great niece, Harper. Her mum
had sent a photo of the motifs in her room, and armed with this,
the shopping was easy. Here is the pile of fabric l collected that day.
l will make a start this weekend, and l want something that's pretty, but will last
much longer than just the baby years. There are a few ideas floating in my head.
The chocolate solid was bought just this week on a trip to the city.
What would you make if you had these fabrics?
Wednesday we headed to the show, and spent a great day shopping, visiting,
and buying a few odds and ends. The quilts were great, and some
wonderful winners, but the rules have changed and l can't show any here.
This is the link you can go to to see the winners. Don't forget to check
out all the categories at the top of the page.
One person l finally had the chance to meet was Rachael.
l had the raffle quilt with me, and here we are with the fussy cut block Rachael sent me.
The ash cloud lifted in time for my return trip. l would like to send a very grateful thanks
to Liz for the care she took of my during my brief visit.
Liz, it was just what the doctor ordered.
l hope l can repay the hospitality some time.
Well, that's all for tonight.
Be back soon with lots more exciting adventures.
Thanks for visiting.