Monday, June 23, 2014

Busy, Busy!

l managed to spend some hours in my sewing room over the weekend,
tidying and hanging a few new gifted quilts on my Great  Wall of Quilts.
 l love looking at my wall. There are so many wonderful memories tied up with these quilts.
 Quilts made by friends and  gifted to me, quilts made together with friends.
Quilts from patterns that were gifts.
 All the quilts have a special meaning to me in one way or another.
And its a huge inspiration when l walk in the room.
During my tidy spree l came across parts and elements
from a quilt l had published late last year.
l always make sample blocks and bits that they photograph.
 This particular one was based on an antique quilt in my collection.
So l finished sewing all the elements together, and this is what l have.
 It will be a small version of the original quilt.
And another great quilt to put on the wall.
Not sure that my fascination with red and white quilts has dissipated.
l have enough quilts, both antique and those made by me to fill 2 books! LOL
Here is an update on my hexi's.
Current count is 68 complete, and 8 centres.
Almost half way!!! Woo Hoo!
I am still on target for 1 per day since l started.
Its now become a multi container quilt.
To keep on track and see what needs doing and where l am going,
 l keep my reds and creams  in 1 tin. The second tin is now holding the pathway,
 which l will continue to cover. I will start adding them to the centres soon.
 l have also been busy cutting new fabrics to add.
And if you look closely you can see l am adding a few browns.
There are some brown flowers in the original quilt.
l will make them and decide at a later date if they make the cut.
Some of you will have seen the article about
Quilts In The Barn in the 100th edition of Quiltmania.
Its always exciting to see my photos in print.
In the article we mentioned  this years exhibit.

l am getting almost daily email enquiry's about our dates and other info.
Our flyer is being worked on as we speak ( have just seen a sneak peak! )
 l expect to have it here on the blog in the next few days.
We are  super excited about our guests this year,
 and for the first time we will also be holding lectures and workshops with them.
Its going to be soooo much fun!!! 
Are you going to the Melbourne Craft and Quilt fair?
Come see me on the Quiltmania stand. Booth E25
l will be there everyday and plan to have our flyers available.
Thanks for visiting.



  1. I love red and white quilts (and blue and white for that matter), you can never have enough ;-) !

  2. Congrats on the added publicity! It is well deserved.
    Love your red and white quilts- big and small!

  3. Wow! Your wall of mini's are just amazing!! I'm building up my own collection to do the same too, I love your version. Your re and white quilts are perfection too, great work!

  4. Red and white (amend blue and white) quilts are timelessly classic and stunningly simple ... What's not to love? ;-)

    I love all your minis, too!

  5. I am very impressed that you still are on schedule! And I love the addition of some brown.

  6. I love your quilt wall! what inspiration when a person walks into the room. I wish I lived closer to attend your Quilt Barn - would be so much fun to see it

  7. love your little quilt wall, its so nice to see all these little quilts together.
    how I love that red and white quilt , I will never tire of them. With all the inspiration at the R and W exhibit in NYC how could one ever tire of them?

  8. Your mini display is growing beautifully. They are a joy to make, aren't they?!
    Loving both of your hexie projects, too.

  9. Congrats on being published in Quiltmania's 100th issue. Can't wait for the next QITB!


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