Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Ballarat Blog

Memories of the 2013 June Long-weekend


We have had a lovely long weekend at my friend Rhonda's in Scotsburn near Ballarat. It was a lovely visit replete with food, friendship and bonfires. As gifts for my friend and daughter a few quilts were thrown in as well. They are very useful in chilly country Victoria.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


I often find that quilts say things that you can't. Like I am sorry you are sad, or I hope you get better. And with the age I am a few parents of friends are dying and I find quilts are the perfect bunch of flowers. This one was for Leonie....

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fifty Finishes

Another two friends turned 50. Another chance to make more quilts.
Gail and Caroline. love them both ... The quilts as well as the friends.

A finish for Sam

A good six months ago I was asked to make a quilt for colleagues son for his 16th birthday. We had a look at fabrics at spotlight and my friend wanted something the represented all of her sons loves, interest and heritage. working to a brief was new to me but I gave it a go. The defiant ekes we're a union jack, tartan, a Danish flag and music. And the colours were to be blacks, greys and white. Quite an ask but armed with the fabulous colour matched at Hawthorne Threads I set to work. Using the lovely Arcitecture range and some music prints I set to work. It was lovely to do, a challenge for me but Sam loves it and my friend is thrilled with results.