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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tip Toe Through the tulips

Some people commented on the featured quilt in the AP&Q article.  This quilt was printed by them quite a few years ago, however, I still have the pattern for sale if anyone is interested.  It is on my website   Lots of my quilts patterns are for sale.  I also have quite a few of my actual quilts for sale.  They are listed as well.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Australian Patchwork and Quilting

I guess AP&Q have run out of interesting quilting people to write about, as they have done a "profile" on me in the upcoming issue Vol 20 No 9.

 They used old photos they already had of some of my quilts and my friend Marilyn took the photo for me with my own camera.  I told her not to bother about the "Doris Day" lens (you know, the smudgy one), so you see me, wrinkles and all.  Which reminds me....I am 60 now.

Where have I been?

Some of my regular followers have been asking what I am up to.  No I have not been away traveling the world and enjoying myself.  I have been working!  Silly me, I took on a job with the Bureau of Statistics as a Census collector and it really took over my life from late July, until yesterday------I have finished!

I managed a little bit of applique with this new top Lemon Tree. It is for a one day applique workshop next year, and I had to get started on it so that the organisers can show it about.  Needs quilting now.

I got another of my scrap quilts finished in this time.  The blocks were all done, and put together, I just had to get it quilted and the binding done.

This one is called Crackerjack.  It has been beautifully machine quilted by Elaine Pellatt at Quilting in the Vines at McLaren Vale, South Australia.  She has done an all-over Baptist fan, which I thinks is perfect for the these straight lines on the blocks.

The block is in the book "Around the Block Again" by Judy Hopkins.  If you have the book, you will see there are some templates instead of rotary cutting.  I just converted the templates to rotary cutting, and whizzed all the blocks up in no time.  It is called Cracker, on page 50.