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.