Thursday, May 5, 2011

It’s about time….

I posted a photo of the gifts my lovely Brisbane friend Julie gave me, when I was over there in March. I kept forgetting to take a photo.
family and quilting 007 A couple of cute pincushions and a wee bag for all those bits & Pieces. She must have known I collect pincushions!! Thanks Jules!
The plaster is off as from today Yipee! and only needs to go on if and when I feel I need it. I have managed to make another couple of Civil War Blocks. As I am behind a few, I am working back wards. That way I’ll catch up quicker.(:-)
These blocks are kindly posted 1 a week for 52 weeks by Barbara Brackman. I am finding them really enjoyable.
This is block #18 Union Square

Civil War Block # 18
Below is Block # 17 The Comfort Quilt.
I’m having second thoughts about my choice of fabrics for this one. Might have to re-do it!  I think the blue is too light.
Civil War Block # 17

Below are a few of the Quilts at the Symposium, that caught my eye.
This quilt won ‘Best of Show’ and was made by Ansa Breytenbach
It is called Te Timatanga (The Begining)

Below this quilt took my vote for Viewers Choice. I’m not sure which quilt won. I loved this quilt as it was hand quilted.
Marge Hurst, In my Retirement - Best Traditional Quilt.
Below - Helen Marshall - Aurora Florialis
This quilt was also heavenly and was Machine Quilted.
Below -
Debby Williams, Starlight Sonata Opus 8
Miniature Excellence
Below - Liz McKenzie, Gondola Over Wakatipu - Suitcase
and Merit Awards
Below - Robin Halverson, Low Tide -    Merit                                                          042AINNO001 
Below - Rosemary Rush, Retro Razmatazz - Remarkable Use of Colour
Below - Amanda Hasselman, For Freedom - Merit
Below -Fyvie Murray, Baltimore Album VI with Stars - Merit
Below - Chris Kenna Bronze Feathers
Below - Heather Harding, Welsh Traditions - Excellence in hand Quilting
Below - Lyn Ogle, A Day's Catch - Best Non-Traditional Quilt
Below - Lesley O'Rourke, Celtic Wave - Excellence in Machine
Quilting - Long Arm Computerised
Well, I think that’s about enough for today, so I’ll love and leave you
Thanks for dropping by
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Merilyn said...

Thankyou for sharing those wonderful quilts, I love the ones with a NZ theme, Maori designs certainly adapt so well to fabric interpretations!!! I also loved the Welsh wholecloth, my goodness I would have loved to have seen that one close up!!! It looks as thought the quality of the quilts on show was high!!!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Happy to hear your hand is improving!
Such pretty blocks for the Civil War BOM - congratulations on getting them sewn!
Thank you for sharing all those beautiful quilts with us!

Frances Leate said...

Fabulous quilts and I really enjoyed seeing the Show. I like your fabric selections for the Civil War blocks but you will know if it works when you see your blocks on a design wall. Take care.

Julie said...

Well you have jazzed up your blog post! Love all the quilt photos and your own show'n'tell. So glad you liked my pressies!