Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Jan's Kelmscott

Just a couple of photos of Jan's Kelmscott quilt that i am working on at the moment,
Jan wanted feathers in her border, still to work out what I will do in the small red border around the outside.
And the second photo shows the stitching that Jan has done down the centre of the stems, just adds that bit extra and looks good.
More photos when I have finished, just about finished the SID and then to do all the background, and by then the outer red border might have "spoken to me"! After quilting lots of quilts that have been designed by Michele Hill, have almost decided that I need to make one of my own. Maybe in my spare time!!
Well best get back to the quilt,
Blessings from Jude
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Fiona's Kelmscott quilt

      This is Fiona's Kelmscott quilt, she did not want it heavily quilted, so I did SID on all the applique and just added a few leaves, swirls and the circles to anchor where it was needed. The black background gives this quilt a different look to Michele Hill's original, and I like the colours that Fiona and her friend Jill chose to contrast with the black.

Enjoy your day,
Blessings from Jude

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Time together

Its not often that we are all together at the same time, all living hours from each other, so this was a good
opportunity to have photos taken. I feel a bit overshadowed by my 6footplus son, and am even shorter than the girls now. (Pity the loss in height did not work for the width also!) We celebrated the baptism of my youngest grandson today, followed by a lovely lunch out. Beautiful weather after a few days of rain.
More family time next weekend for my mothers 80th birthday.
Back home to get some quilting done this week, another Kelmscott quilt on the machine, this time for Jan.

Enjoy your week, whatever you are doing,
Blessings from Jude

Thursday, 24 November 2011

More Family

Just a quick note tonight, this is a photo of my 3 beautiful daughters, taken this week, not often they all get together, just one son missing, maybe will take a photo on Sunday when we will all be together for a family event. Will be away for 3 days, so catch ya'll when I return and post some more quilting photos of what I have done this week.
Have a good weekend whatever you are doing,

Blessings from Jude
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Friday, 18 November 2011

Recent quilting

This is Sylvias quilt, i was pleased with how this turned out. She wanted a custom job and
not edge to edge.

This is Jennifer's first quilt and she did a great job with the stitchery blocks.
I look forward to seeing her next quilt.

2 of Jennys quilts, one edge t0 edge quilting and the other a small
custom job.

I have a Kelsmcott quilt on the machine at the moment, done on a black background which looks really great, just a bit different to
the cream used in Michele Hill's quilt published in her first book. I have 2 more Kelmscott quilts waiting to be done, so that will keep
me busy for quite awhile.

It seems like summer has arrived today, rather a hot one, thankfully cars are airconditioned now, as I travelled 3 hours up and 3 hours back to attend my aunties funeral. Saw lots of cousins and was a day to look back and remember childhood times. My mother is one of 10 children and we had lots of good times with all our cousins. It was a sad time, but a day of thanks for a life well lived with lots of great memories.

So I think an early night is called for, tomorrow is another day.

Blessings from Jude
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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Quilt show news

At the recent Adelaide Festival of Quilts a customer quilt won a prize, she was very excited and I was pleased for her. To see this quilt, and more of Dianne's work go to
 Dianne's patterns are being featured in Creating Country THreads magazines and are for sale on her website. Read about the Gladys Muriel quilt. This had the most amazing embroidery around the lace in some of the blocks.
Will post some more quilt photos on the weekend of work I have been doing lately.
Time for bed, i have a day away tomorrow.
From Jude

Monday, 14 November 2011


Thought I would share this lovely photo of my 2 youngest grandsons. They could be brothers,
but they are cousins. Aren't they gorgeous?

Blessings from Jude
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More of the weekend

A few more photos from the weekend as promised.

A few of the girls hard at work

One of Val's quilts, she has now made 4.

Pauline and Jude, who were the cooks for the weekend, and Lois, no, we are not about to eat the pie!!

Rosemarie, with her quilt, which we named "Licorice Allsorts" for her

And this is Linda's first quilt, she learnt a lot and was pleased with the result.

Some of the girls, Sandy, Susanne, Rosemarie, Linda, Lyn and Helen, on the front verandah, with the teacher Lois on the right.

After a day of sewing, good food and a nice glass of ??? and time to relax.

Thats all folks, Enjoy your day,
From Jude
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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Mystery Quilt Weekend at THe Sanctuary

My apologies to those who have faithfully checked in on my blog this week. Its been pretty busy since I came home from Adelaide Quilt Show and having some family time. Between doing some quilting last week and getting organised for a retreat at THe Sanctuary, the days have slipped by. It was the first "official" weekend for quilters, and it went off well. Lois taught 2 different mystery quilts, one was more advanced and one more suitable for beginner quilters. Once the different components were made, their was choices as to how best to put them together, which made the quilts all look different.
This is Lyn and Susanne having a cuppa and looking at the options for putting Lyns quilt together, and which way looked the best.

As it is getting late, I shall post another couple of photos in the next few days, thanks for checking in.

Blessings from

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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Early start

It is just after 6am and I am about to leave for Adelaide to see The Festival of Quilts.
Cant wait to catch up with people, and see Michele Hill's Best of Show winner.
A customer quilt won 1st in the Traditional 2 person section, so looking forward to seeing that hanging too.
Then i shall be spending some family time tomorrow and heading home on Monday.
Catch ya when I get back with some photos to share.

Blessings from Jude

Thursday, 3 November 2011

More Gumtree Quilters Exhibition Photos

This is a photo of Sandys quilt, Vintage Pearls, which I had blogged about before, her first ever quilt, hanging in the exhibition and this quilt won the Viewers Choice, 1st and Gentlemen's Choice, 3rd prizes. On the quilt label, Sandy comments that if she can do this, anyone can. Well done Sandy.

Since our last exhibition 2 years ago, we have had 3 of our members pass away, so we had a Memory Corner, with photos and a quilt they had made displayed. This is a photo of that corner. It looked lovely, thanks to Joan who arranged it.

This is Helens Bright and Wild quilt that I had blogged about
before, this time a photo with the flower centres in place. This also won an award.

This is Kaths quilt, looks stunning hanging up, also an award winner.

And this is Jo's One Block Wonder quilt, which I quilted a few months ago, and I forgot to take a photo before it left my house, so took advantage while it was hanging at the show. Bit hard to see the quilting, as the light was right on the quilt.
Hope you have enjoyed a few more photos. I am heading to Adelaide on Saturday to have a look at The Festival Of Quilts show.
It starts today and goes until Sunday.

Time to get to work, have another quilt on the machine waiting for me.
Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing.

Blessings From Jude
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