Antique Quilt

I marvel at antique fabrics. I wonder who made this quilt.? I just love touching it and studying the fabric. It was made in the late 1800’s I believe and is the base for my quilt. I have hand sewn a sleeve on it today and enjoyed sharing a few hours with the original maker,…

Anonymous

Wednesday is family dinner night. The local restaurant has curry for $12…. and it’s real, not pretend stuff. We’re given our own room and it’s always rather noisy.When it gets too loud I try to become anonymous. Well, with our family that’s always been difficult. With a multiracial family we were always on show…..people either…

Mabel Lucy Attwell

I’ve got a real Mabel lucy Attwell dolly in my ‘shed’ called Miss Tilly and she’s 8 months old.

Different Angle

I took the photo on the floor rather than the wall, so Mr’s head is a little distorted in this picture…. but in reality it’s  perfect. I bought most of the fabrics in the USA. however, many have been changed to fit the quilt. particularly his denim pants. I began with a plain blue cotton…I…

A quilt for Della

It’s Tuesday afternoon. The weather is warm out here in the shed. I’ve turned off the air conditioner , it’s too noisy when I try to listen to music. I’m listening to music to put to my presentation on Thursday night…..The family have been here all day and it’s rather difficult to get my work…

Studios and Sheds

I’m lucky to have two studios, one is the ‘shed’ full of quilting paraphernalia and the otheris this one called the "summer house’ where I design, do my drawings and house my library of reference books. It’s great to work there in the  early morning and gets very warm in the late afternoon so it’s…

Quilting

Back to the ‘shed’ for another day of quilting. Project is almost finished. (well another couple of days work.)I’m using a fine 50 weight cotton. For this quilt I wanted a mat thread. A thin rayon or polyester would be too shiny for the genre of the picture. I’m using a 60 weight ‘sharp’ needle….

New Ideas

Our world is changing rapidly.If you’re a quilter and attend class you will find that most Tutors have moved into the high tech age. Computers, cameras digital projectors.Jodi Davis will show you the latest in quilting accessories, a quilting Cuckoo clock !!!!She’s done a great job to put the information on the web.More and more classes…

It’s finally raining

It’s finally raining. I love taking photos on rainy days, everything glistens, the greens are greener, the colours more vibrant. This rose is just outside my studio, by this afternoon it was spoiled. I think there’s a moral there, take advantage of the moment.