Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ballerina Quilt

Kate from One Flew Over has recently made a Ballerina Quilt, the making of which she has outlined extensively on her blog.  It is a beautiful quilt made with some lovely vintage fabrics.

When Kate initially asked me to quilt this quilt with "straight wavy lines" I was a little concerned.  Straight wavy lines don't really go with my usual need for perfection - it was certainly a request outside my comfort zone.  Once I got started I had a great time quilting this quilt and I love the end result.

You can see Kate's quilt on her blog after washing and drying - perfectly crinkled.  Anyone else for straight wavy lines?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Australasian Quilt Convention

I am excited to be attending the Australasian Quilt Convention which is on from April 14 - 17 at the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Carlton. 

I am particularly looking forward to seeing the entries in the APQ Seven Deadly Sins Quilt Challenge.  This year I was fortunate enough to have my quilt "Envy" juried in as one of the 30 finalists in the challenge.  As a result of participating in the Quilt Challenge this article appeared in today's edition of our local newspaper, the Northcote Leader.  Click on either the link or the photo below to read the article.

You may recall my quilt "Envy" from previous posts - be sure to look out for it if you are attending the Quilt Convention.

I hope those attending the Australasian Quilt Convention have a great time - I am sure I will!