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A Quilter's Journey. I have become a piecer of quilts. The part I love the most is choosing a design, the colour/fabric selection, then piecing.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Quilter's Camp Fabric Challenge

Dia Duit, had a fantastic quilt camp this year with Quiltness and all the other lassies.Plenty of talking,sewing,laughter,fun and friendship.Dot,Mandy, Sophie and Pam always do a fantastic job of organising our weekend. A huge thank you for making our quilting retreat a treat.
Last year we were given this fabric as a Challenge, for this years camp.

1st prize to Quiltness.

2nd prize to Shirley

Display of the entries, such talented ladies with the variety of entries.

3rd Prize for my hexagon clock. 
Back to the drudgery now...grin...Slan Ofaigh

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Goodies from another Road Trip

Dia Duit, last Friday I Was at a loose end.It was such a beautiful Spring Day.Sadly, I learnt another Patchwork shop was closing down. The shop has been open for thirty years.In my early quilting days I visited this shop frequently as my parents lived in the next township.When I lived in Melbourne and travelled to Bacchus Marsh for pyhsio and water therapy for a leg spiral fracture. I visited Pentland Patchwork every Saturday.Since our move back to the pensinsula my trips have been twice a year.It is the type of shop if you were particularly looking for a fabric or backing fabric. I have never been disappointed in my quest. I was in quilter's heaven,  I had been searching for 4 1/2 inch ruler ,much to my delight there was one.My purchases 5 metres of backing fabric , 2 metres cream quilted fabric, a magnifying glass on a stand, appliqué scissors,triangle ruler, 3 patterns, 13 30cm pieces of fabric ,6 reels of cotton, 3 pkts epp,1book, sewing machine needles,2 metres of Japanese fabrics suitable for tote making.While I was waiting for my fabrics to be cut and purchases to be paid for, a Lady went passed me. I found it strange her checking out my choice of fabrics. The comment was made you look like you know what you are doing I need some help with colour choice of a quilt I am making. There were a few customers in front of me, and thought I have all day and nothing pressing that needs my attention. The hunt began for autumn tone colours, my comments were you need your base colours and then make your choices from there.I chose a cream on white background, a solid brown, a lighter floral brown fabric and an apricot fabric that to my eye made it pop.Then I left the lady to her own devices, made my purchases and then on the way out noticed that my choices had remained and the lady was auditioning different  fabrics.I spied a fern green that she had added gave my sign of approval and made my way home. Slan ,Ofaigh

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

A Just Wanted You to have this Gift

Dia Duit, I have a beautiful friend who I had the pleasure and honour to meet when we went to the Houston Quilt Festival three years ago.Today when I came in from work a parcel was waiting for me from Julie. A beautiful kit in the prettiest colours and some Halloween lollies that I have a yen for since our holiday.Julie from my heart I thank you and look forward to putting the Dresdan Star Quilt together. Blogging lassies are the most caring ,supportive and generous people I have met.Slan Ofaigh