Saturday, 30 September 2017

The Countdown is on.....

The week has sure gone by fast, and another weekend is here, so time to update you on the newsfromjude before any more time goes by.

This week it was raffle ticket selling day at our local supermarket. This means that our exhibition is coming up very soon, which means I have lots to do in the next 2 1/2 weeks.  I blogged awhile back about the cover we were making to fit over a car to attract attention and advertise the show. Thursday was the first airing of this, and you can see photos below. In hindsight, the cover could have been a bit wider, but it still attracted lots of comments. 

Helen and Jenny were the first on the roster for the day and to set up.

Technically we can't call this a quilt, but a cover, as there is no wadding, only the top quilted to a backing. And it was a good way to use up all the odd blocks that had been donated to the Angels.

Today is the last day of September, which means that there are only 19 more days until the quilts are hung up. I am on track to finish customer quilts for the show, and hope to fit in a couple of mine after that. I have a couple of friends here this weekend to sew, as we are all on a mission to finish quilts, bindings and labels etc. It is a long weekend for South Australia with a public holiday on Monday. And I think that daylight saving starts tomorrow too. 

Following are a few more quilt photos to show you.

First is made by Lyn, and simple custom quilting. She used up lots of fabrics from her stash to make this.

The next 2 quilts were made by Glenda and both quilted allover with a pattern called Peacock.

And another quilt made by Lyn, in the recent Pick a Case Mystery retreat. This was quilted allover with Soft and Sweet.

Prue made a log cabin quilt with houses in the centre of each block. The green fabrics were the garden, and the blue had sky and birds. This was quilted allover with clouds.

Jocelyn started this quilt, many years ago, in the days before rotary cutters, and is pleased it is finally finished. It is quilted allover with Springthing.

Heather made this in a Curved Ruler Workshop, and it is simply custom quilted.

That's all for another day. It's time for bed, ready for another day tomorrow. I feel the "need" to do some housework, and then maybe I might load one of my own quilts????

Blessings, From Jude

Monday, 25 September 2017

Checking in from home....

It is back to work today, some quilting, phone calls, and catching up with "stuff". Now it's time for a post on my phone with a few pics of last few days while sitting with my feet up.          
Lunch  date with Miss Bridie, her mum and Raylene.

A board game with the boys.
A running race to see who was the fastest.
A visit to The Herbig Family tree at Springton when we took GD1 to work.
It's hard to imagine that a family lived in this tree in the 1800's.
Blessings from Jude

Friday, 22 September 2017

Meet "Bro"

It's time to tell you about "Bro". This is an ultrasound picture of my 8th grandchild, who is the first child for DD3 and DSIL. It has been an anxious time for them and this is their little miracle. This baby is an IVF baby, and even more special because this is the only surviving embryo. The name "bro" is an abbreviation of embryo.

Being able to have a baby is something that most people take for granted, so it comes as a bit of a shock when sometimes things don't go to plan. It is amazing just how far society has come with advances in medicine, and what specialists can do.

Now it's all systems go for them to prepare their home for the new arrival, and I look forward to actually meeting "bro" next March. Maybe a new quilt will be needed??? And a few more Melbourne trips could be on the agenda too. We are very blessed, and very thankful for this miracle.

Blessings, From Jude

Thursday, 21 September 2017


After the school run this morning, I have been kitting up fabrics for this Antelope Canyon quilt, with the Texture Graphics range of fabrics. This is a photo of the cover of the pattern. All the fabrics have been cut into wof strips, and you will only need to do the crosscutting.

This is the range of fabrics, for the pattern, and they really are so well named, as they have fantastic texture.

There are several kits worth of fabric in this pile, and I will package them up individually when I get home, and send out the orders I already have. If you are interested in purchasing this kit, I would love to hear from you. I shall be making up one for myself as soon as I can. This pattern has been very popular.

After school today we went to the nearby town of Tanunda for a special treat. The shop was really cool, and set up like an American diner of the 60's era. Even down to playing the music of Elvis!

All is quiet, the boys are in bed, and I will be heading that way soon, ready for another day tomorrow. It was a lovely spring day, and I even went for a walk in the sunshine this morning. I have another range of fabrics all pressed and ready to kit up, and am meeting up with a special friend for lunch. And after school we hope to catch up with Miss Bridie and her mum and dad.

I have a special blog post scheduled for tomorrow, so stay tuned for that too.

Blessings, From Jude

Another quilt show

While I am having time away from Max, I shall try to catch up with a post of quilt photos, some of which have been in the files for "awhile".

First up was made by Kath, and features panels of flowers in vases. This was quilted allover with Swirls Easy, a new pattern I have from Karen Farnsworth.

This simple, but pretty quilt is called Sugar Garden, after the range of fabric used. It was one of my Pick A Case Mystery quilts, and was made by Mary. It was quilted allover with Hearts'n'Flowers.

Di made this quilt for a friend and is also very pretty with the purple and pink colours. It was quilted allover with a patter called Boxed Pearls, also by Karen Farnsworth.

This star quilt was also made by Kath, and quilted with an edge to edge flower with music notes pattern. The background fabric had a music print on it, as did the backing fabric.

This is my Fractured Circles quilt started in a Lessa Siegele workshop in 2008, and finally finished with custom quilting. I have called this Noughts and Crosses.

Another Bedford quilt, made by Ann, has come out of the UFO pile and quilted allover with a pattern called Peacock.

This curved quilt was made by Lois, after doing a Quick Curve Ruler workshop. This was quilted allover with a leaf design.

Rosie started this quilt in a Pick a Case Mystery retreat, and this is now finished, ready for our groups exhibition next month. It is quilted edge to edge with a pattern called Plush.

A Daisy quilt, made by Sherrel, and quilted allover with a Daisy pattern.

This is Maria's quilt, made in a Quick Curve Ruler workshop, and quilted allover with a circle pattern, called Asti.

Val made the Antelope Canyon quilt, designed by Laurie Shifrin, using her own fabrics, and called it Circling the Wagons .I quilted a wheel pattern in the centre and a quarter of the pattern in each corner, and stippled the background in between.

This is another Pick a Case Mystery quilt, called Carnival Time, made by Dot, and quilted allover with Wind Swirls.

I hope you enjoyed the quilt show for today. That helps to reduce the quilts in the file, although there are still a few left, for another day.

Blessings, From Jude