Saturday, April 25, 2015

Anzac Day 2015 - A Day of Remembrance

ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Kings Park, Perth Western Australia



"They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam."


We will not forget there is no freedom without sacrifice.

What is ANZAC DAY?


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mug Rug Swap

Back in the game.
Quilting Gallery and The Stitching Cow have teamed up 
for this charming mug rug swap. Registrations close
September 18th if you're interested. (Click here.)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Santa's Rising Sun Quilt by Victoriana Quilting Designs


The image above has been available as a jigsaw puzzle for many years.
Recently, I came across a post at Victoriana Quilting Designs featuring this quilt.
It appears there was Facebook interest in the block and Benita at VQD 
did some investigating and found that it was similar to a rising sun block. 
Benita has drafted a pattern and written a lovely tutorial so we
can all make "Santa's Rising Sun" quilt. Please pop over and
take a look, and also enjoy all the other lovely things at this site.
This quilt is being added to my already too-long bucket list.
No sewing going on... lots of the day job...
Hopefully needle in hand over the Easter break.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Modern Quilter of 1933


This beauty was made by Edith Morrow Matthews for the 
1933 World's Fair - Sears competition.
I found it on The Quilt Index here
but you will also find it here.
I think it's totally awesome and very in the
spirit of the modern quilts we are seeing today.
You've all probably seen it already,
but it's new to me.
(I'll show you my sewing soon.)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

SSCS 2013 What I sent away...

This is what I sent to Melinda.

The leafy sea dragon is native to the waters of the
south west of Western Australia.

 detail

For some of the quilting I repeated shapes of the
elements of the pattern. I used freezer paper templates.

I enjoyed making this art quilt for Melinda.

I also made this little owl ornament for her.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Disappearing Pinwheel Churndash Block

The Missouri Star Quilt Company has this great tutorial for this block.
It starts with a giant pinwheel.
Go have a look.

(I found this image on the web.)

Two of my favourite blocks combined.
I think I'll grab the remnants of a layer cake
and try a few blocks. I love these Missouri Star tutorials.

Maukie - the virtual cat

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