Sunday, 4 June 2017

17ufosin2017 May Update

I told you I'd be back soon ;) Better late than never and I'm just in time for Meredithe's Linky Party :)
I have a big finish for April (literally 2 metres square) - the Chester County Criswell Quilt!!!

I don't have a rotary clothesline any more so its hard to hang it anywhere to get a decent vertical photo.

Many thanks to Sharon Barnes who generously shared her family heirloom through her blog and pattern designs. I was lucky enough to swap a couple of blocks with fellow bloggers Chris and Wanda.

I have also made a lot of progress on the Value Proposition quilt - I've sewn all the rows together and just need to do a few setting hexies along the bottom, then I can start appliqueing onto the border fabric.

I've managed to sew 3 more blocks for Reading the Fine Print...

...and one for Words to Live By.

I've had fun selecting fabrics for this quilt from my stash. Hope I can source more of that fabulous French General border fabric. Now that winter is here it is nice to work with wool.

Stay warm in the southern hemsiphere and enjoy the warmth of summer in the northern hemisphere.

Australian Quilt Convention 2017

Last April I went along to the Australasian Quilt Convention held at Melbourne's Exhibition Centre. 

I'll just let the pictures do the talking so grab a cuppa and enjoy...

Margaret Sampson George was one of the featured quilter's with her Take an Element exhibit.

Luke Haynes from the USA was also featured.

As you can see there was lots of inspiration but this next quilt really made the trip into town worth while for me - the Year 60 Quilt by Norma Slabbert from New Zealand. To chronicle her 60th year she made a quilt block of her daily life, every day for one whole year "without fail", simply amazing! Her beautiful 11 metre quilt was so inspirational.

So when I've polished off a few more UFOs towards the end of the year, Norma has inspired me to create my own Year 60 Quilt. After coming back down to earth about it I don't think I could make a block every day, instead I'll try for 60 blocks across the year, maybe one every 6 days or five per month. I'm thinking batiks and Japanese taupes in the greens, blues, greys and browns of nature.

I'll be back before you know it with an update on my 
17 ufos in 2017.