Saturday, March 23, 2013

Wider view 49 xplusalongs

IMG_3688 by Scrappy quilts
IMG_3688, a photo by Scrappy quilts on Flickr.

49 xplusalong blocks

IMG_3689 by Scrappy quilts
IMG_3689, a photo by Scrappy quilts on Flickr.

I estimate I have 35 more to go now.

I'm enjoying this block because it uses so many scrappy colours (the way I'm doing it).

I'm finding that it's one of those blocks that grows on you, where the whole is greater than the pieces.

I've even used my last little piece of lemon monkey fabric that I couldn't bring myself to part with.

And I've been using some great blue baking fabric that Carol gave me last weekend. Thanks Carol!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Carolyn Sullivan quilt

Carolyn Sullivan quilt by Scrappy quilts
Carolyn Sullivan quilt, a photo by Scrappy quilts on Flickr.
I do adore these gorgeous understated pieces by #carolynsullivan an embroiderer and quilter. Lots of her work was on show today. This meticulous embroidery would have taken so long.

Peace quilt

Peace quilt by Scrappy quilts
Peace quilt, a photo by Scrappy quilts on Flickr.
Foundation pieced peace quilt by #margaretrolfe Another stunner. Margaret said she started this in 2003 putting all her hope into each block that we wouldn't go to war.

Blue wrens

Blue wrens by Scrappy quilts
Blue wrens, a photo by Scrappy quilts on Flickr.
Blue wrens by #margaretrolfe So adorable and got to see it in the flesh today.

Margaret and her quilts

Would love to use a limited amount of fabrics and do my own version of this quilt. Using limited amount of fabrics would be a real challenge for me!!

Margaret Rolfe

Margaret Rolfe by Scrappy quilts
Margaret Rolfe, a photo by Scrappy quilts on Flickr.
#margaretrolfe showing a retrospective of her quilts in Goulburn. This quilt is a stunner.

#margaretrolfe at Mandelsons in Goulburn

I went to Goulburn for the day today. Margaret Rolfe gave an amazine retrospective of her quilting, which started in 1975.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

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