This month has been rather up and down for me. All great on the sewing front - I accomplished goal for May by completing my Antiquwe Wedding Sampler quilt top for a Year of Lovely Finishes .
It took me hours
days playing around with the layout but it definetly helped having it vertical on my 'temporary' (still there) design wall (just a flanellete sheet). It's now been packed off and taken to Katrina's for quilting, I can't wait to see what she does with it.
I have been lucky enough and so thrilled to have this quilt selected to be part of the Applique Guild of Australia's display (not to be judged) at this year's
Victorian Quilter's Quilt Showcase in July.
It was difficult to just concentrate on AWS to get it finished in time so now it's been fun getting back to other projects like Gossip in the Garden. This is my next quilt that I want to get finished.
I don't know why I left these Dresden plates to the end, they were easy to piece by machine and then needle-turn applique the embroidered centres and the whole plates to the backgrounds. I'm very happy with how these turned out, just one more to go.
Last weekend Judy and I went to the Applique Guild's Applique-in down at Mt Eliza on the Mornington peninsula. It was a really great day, Irene Blanck was the guest speaker. She gave a trunk show of all of her quilts and spoke of her recent teaching trip to France and the launch of her new book - Focus on Applique.
Irene spoke about the importance of making a beautiful label...
|Irene pointing out the finer features of Eva Grace|
|Tribute to Lucy Kemper|
|A gorgeous new quilt by Irene - not sure of the title but I'm pretty sure I want to make it!|
|Interesting to see these diamonds are appliqued - not pieced.|
It was great to see Auntie Green again, Irene's favourite.
|Auntie Green's Garden|
I took mine along and have been inspired to keep working on the top left-hand corner this week.
So this is all the great sewing stuff that has happened this month but unfortunately it's time for a career change as I'm losing my day job at the end of June. Now I'm on the hunt for a new job - wish me luck!