Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gone to Injune to "get Drunk"

Before you panic, we didn't got to get drunk, we went to do "Drunkards path" quilting that is. I joined the Injune Creek Patchworkers again on the weekend for a workshop with Julie Latcham of Cow Paddocks Patchwork . It was 2 days of fun, frivolity & sewing (yes and a few drinkies).

This workshop used curved templates and was a design that could be laid out in a variety of ways. This blue/yellow fabrics in the next 3 photos is my quilt. Which layout do you think I should have made?

Apple Pies??

Gentle Vines or ropes??

Crop Circles??

I have made my choice & I am in the process of finishing the quilt, so you won't know until I am done, but I would be interested to hear some comments in the comments section.

This is what some of the other ladies came up with - (not everyone did the drunk path which is why some are not even slightly curvy)

Fiona's yummy floral flannel

Janice's quilt as you go stack & slash

Faye's ANZAC ideals quilt (you can't see it but all the fabrics are Australian or New Zealand designs)
Sue M's bold & striking crop circles

Pam's truly drunk path

Pat's opera house roof

Sue P's "I'm fixing the high school home economics disaster"

Wendy's curves

Aren't all the quilts just Divine. So many possibilities from one simple little block. Ahhh, I love patchwork.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A bag or two.

After completion of the Denim Scramble quilt I was seeking a "quick fix" to sew. Meaning something that I could make from beginning to end in less than an hour.

I was so very excited when I found this FANTASTIC and EASY pattern on All people . It has the great external pockets for things like your keys, phone, etc.

I loved it so much but thought it was a bit small as I can't quite fit the kitchen sink in it (ha ha), so I increased the measurements & made a big brother for it. Now I can fit the kitchen sink and the laundry tub!!

Love it. Now I just need to make myself a matching overnight bag... mmmm

Denim Scramble

Well after a frantic couple of weeks I have completed the quilting on this denim & flannel quilt to donate to my patchwork group to raffle at our quilt show in September (the proceeds will help take the pressure of paying the rent for the year).It is made on the disappearing 9 patch block (for you patchworkers out there) with just 3 fabrics (all from the stash) and backed with more 'stash' fabric it was a great quilt to make.

I popped it in the mail to the
Qld Quilter's valuer on Friday, so now we just wait for its safe return.
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