Sunday, 30 November 2014
Friday, 28 November 2014
I can see that it is 3 weeks since the last quilt photo blog, so maybe I better catch up. Although I can’t say that there’s been lots of quilting happening, with all the other activities that have been going on. But, The Sanctuary is in recess now until end of January, so there will be some serious quilting going on until then.
First up is a quilt made by Bernie. It is an Anni Downes pattern, and Bernie tells me she is very new to quilting. I am amazed at the needleturn applique she has done for someone new to quilting. There are such tiny little pieces and she has such nice round edges. You can see in the 4th photo how small the snails and mushrooms are. This was a fun quilt to do, and there was lots of SID!
This was made by Lyn, for a new baby boy. I am not sure if you can see the border below, where I have quilted a teddy in a train pattern.
This is the Kali Star quilt, made by Betty with Westalee Rulers. Very striking pattern, and quilted all over with a rose pattern.
This is Lyn’s quilt, which was made in the Paper Bag Mystery Retreat last April. I quilted it with simple custom, and even used orange thread on the white, which takes me out of my comfort zone. But I must admit, it took away the starkness of the white areas.
A Christmas quilt, made by Lyn’s sister, and quilted all over with Christmas Stars.
This was made by Marie, and is a disappearing PinWheel block. It is for someone who loves cats, so it has been quilted with cats walking across the quilt in rows.
Well, that’s it for today, I am stuck on an intense custom applique quilt for a few days. I think I have done enough for today, so might make a start on some Christmas Cards, while I am waiting for some special visitors to arrive for the weekend. I have a few activities planned.
The weather is warming up again, so will need to keep the watering happening.
Bye for now, hope you will enjoy your weekend. And to those in the US, enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations.
Blessings, From Jude
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
I have travelled home on the train today. I woke early this morning knowing that the alarm was going off at 5am. It was quite a wild and windy night with thunder and rain. We left by 6am for the trip to the train station, which gave us plenty of time, but you never know how bad the traffic will be heading in to the city. After my scare on Friday, I was glad to have plenty of time.
We were rather curious as we got close to the station to see all the emergency vehicles parked along the street, and people walking around with capes around them. Apparently an apartment building at Docklands caught fire and hundreds of people were evacuated. A lot were asleep when it happened and had to leave in their pj’s without any belongings.
There were TV camera’s filming and people were queuing for bottles of water etc. By the time I boarded the train things were much quieter and the people had left this area.
This photo was taken on a polaroid camera. I have not seen these cameras for many years. I am feeling a bit short these days.
I had a request from one blog reader, to see my purchases from Quilt Market, so here it is all spread out when I got home and unpacked. Managed to get a lot more “stuff” in DD3’s suitcase, and mine was left behind. This is the start of the next round of designs for the Paper Bag Mystery Retreat, to be held in June.
I am heading for an early night tonight, after a busy, but good few days, and tomorrow I will be back to load the next quilt and plan my schedule for the month leading up til Christmas. Lots still to happen.
Thanks for checking in, and reading my news.
Blessings, From Jude
Monday, 24 November 2014
Such a range of products all in one place was amazing.
It has been a lovely little interlude and the time has gone so quick. I had a bit of a job this afternoon packing my bags. All the purchases I made at Quilt Market weigh rather heavy and I did not really think about how I was going to get it all home. But swapped out my suitcase for a larger one and most of my purchases will fit, and the rest will get brought home at Christmas time.
So, over and out for now, and I will be back next time with photos of recent quilting.
Catch ya when I get home,
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Mid afternoon we took a drive to Phillip Island to do the tourist thing.
A family shot, but I missed Kiki, sorry!
We had thought we would go to see the penguins, which the island is known for, but the wait was 2 hours, and I thought the cost was rather steep. There were tourists there by the car and the bus loads.
The advertising all states that it is a non-profit organisation, and a lot of volunteers work there. I stand to be corrected, and I know that the penguins need to be protected, but the cost to see them seems to be very excessive to me. Entry to the souvenir shop and even the cafe is only after the entrance fee is paid.
This is my view of the penguins, a photo of the entry sign outside the building!!
The seagulls sanctuary where they mostly had babies that they were feeding.
The bridge which leads to Phillip Island, taken on the way back, because I missed the perfect photo opportunity on the way over.
Giving Kiki, the dog a warning that it was a steep drop over the edge and to be careful!
Be back soon, it must be time for more quilt photos.
Saturday, 22 November 2014
Maybe a bike ride before lunch??
Lunch was the Tapas menu, and was delicious. This is what remained, and sorry I should have taken a photo before we started.
The country side around the area. Still rather green, up close to the hills.
Roses in the street at nearby Healesville, where we had coffee later.