Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quilts a plenty

Had a lovely Saturday in Melbourne at Stitches and Craft and look at some of the lovely quilts I saw. These ones above looked like persian carpets and were AMAZING! I recognised this one and when I looked closely at the tag, sure enough it was our "Ballarat Emma" from our local Patchwork shop. Good stuff Emma!

I have just recently bought the Dear Jane book and was keen to look closely at these quilts. The task is quite daunting, but I think I'll be taking "little steps"
Couldn't resist putting in a morning garden shot . . .
. . . and this is one I am working on. I have used pillow slips and curtain remnants. Happy days~

15 comments:

Jacquie said...

wow! those are amazing.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

Hia Annie, thanks for sharing those quilts- some were so amazing! Inspiring stuff!

Well done for making a quilt from re-cycled linens. Too often I think we go out and buy "the latest thing" which just ends up in our ever growing stash. I've joined the Summer Stash Challenge, where we make quilts from what we already have. It's certainly helping me get my stash under control.

Best Wishes,
Melanie

trashalou said...

beautiful quilts. I love inspiration!

nicolette said...

Thanks for sharing the quilting goodness. Love the Dear Janes!

Janette said...

Glad you enjoyed the craft show Annie. Great pic's of the quilts. What interesting things did you buy??

Bernadette said...

Aren't those Salinda Rupp quilts gorgeous, although you would have to be "Totally Insane" to make one, they are worse than Dear Jane. Reminds me I must get a move along on my DJ again!!!! Love your new quilt.

picciolo said...

oh yours is gorgeous, I love the colours.
: )

Sandi said...

Sounds like a great day out at the Melbourne Stitches and Craft show. I will probably go to the Brisbane Craft & Quilt show in October.
Wow! Aren't they gorgeous quilts - they do look like persian carpets. Dear Jane quilts are lovely, I admire the all the work that goes into them.
I love the quilt you are making, great idea to reuse your linen and other leftover fabrics. Nice fresh colours.
Cheers
Sandi

Jenny said...

Beautiful quilts indeed."Your"Emma from Ballarat Patchwork does amazing work. I have seen A Dear Jane quilt and was totally gob smacked!!!All that work but oh so gorgeous. Love the subtle colours in your quilt-looking good!

upstateLisa said...

I have the dear jane book and want to do it in unique colors but haven't gotten anywhere yet. Great eye candy, as always, at your blog!

wonderwoman said...

oh wow, what fantastic quilts and great pics, quite a show.
thanks for popping by my blog, yours is always great to read.

x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What gorgeous quilts! I think they would scare me off even trying!!! Lucy x

Muddling Through said...

Seeing beautiful quilts just inspires you to want to make one, doesn't it!

I had to smile again at your cat and sock monkey. So cute!

Rhondee said...

Hi Annie. I found your blog via Maree blot. I have to say....WOW! your garden is amazing...absolutely beautiful. Have a great day.
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