Here are a few photos of some of the work currently underway:
Bernadette's beautiful broderie perse...
...and a stunning fussy cut hexagon border.
Jean from Linen and Raspberry has been working on a version of Folk Art Baskets
more stunning fussy cutting.
Susan has also been busy with hexagons and stars for her central Folk Art Baskets panel...
next border - green as a base for the appliquéd baskets.
A little help with the selection of fabrics for the next round of my Circles of Death.
Let's throw in some pink!
My new project, is for my on-line quilting bee. June is my month where my fellow quilters make a block of my choosing - I selected to base my quilt on an antique featured on page 92 of Quilts of Virginia, 1607-1899, made circa 1860 by Susan Spigle of Botetourt County. The block is called Winding Blades.
Here is a test block made this morning.
One more block to finish and I'm all caught up with the backlog of promised blocks caused by this beastie....
Final stitches were placed in Mad Birds last night.
It is quilted, bound, labelled and has a hanging sleeve, ready to submit to the Guild for the Darling Harbour Show. One final spritz to remove the last traces of blue pen and it's ready to go. It's probably the fastest I have ever made a quilt from start to finish, commenced February 2010, finished June 2011. Hand quilted in 10 weeks, it measures 195cm square.
Once it's hung at the show I'll post more overall and detail photos .
Until next time, happy sewing!