Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Fresh Air" to a new home.

I gave "Fresh Air" to Catriona. She's Rob's girlfriend, a lovely girl and I hope she cherishes the quilt.

I also gave an "ABC I Spy" quilt to friends for their newly adopted granddaughter from China. It was fun working out fabrics that were gong to be relevant to her.
P for Panda, T for Tasmanian Devil, N for Nurse, C for Crayfish and Q for Quilter.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Launceston Patchworkers & Quilters Exhibition September 2009

They're here - all 257 of them.
Make yourself a cuppa or glass-of something and sit for a while.

Click on the above, then there are 3 sets "inside" this Collection. Click on each one.
There's one for Set-up day, one for the whole exhibition plus extras, and then there's a set for last day.

Here is another one of my quilts.

Trail of the Tin Dragon

Monday, September 14, 2009

Still Plodding

It's hard to believe that it's now 2 days since the exhibition! I'm still doing the photo's and I've found 4 quilts that I can't remember who made them, so I'm going to have to read through the entry forms!
Here are 5 of the quilts I had on display.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

It's Over!

Our Exhibition's over! What a wonderful 4 days we've had. The over 170 quilts displayed along with many small bags, quilts and sewing aides from our monthly workshops were dismantled in 45 minutes with the church set to right for tomorrow.
I am slowly cropping, enhancing and labelling photos from the show and they will be on Flickr in a day or so.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Today.... the start!

Here we are at the front gate. Exciting isn't it?

Then there's a small peek inside :-)

Back to the front gate! Need to edit the quilt photos now! They'll be posted on Flickr in a day or so.

Ohhhhhhh..... that's lovely!!!!

This is what I was up to last night after the exhibition set-up!
Today has been fantastic! Everyone has been so impressed and our members are so pleased with the diplay.

Of course, as soon as I sat I began thinking of plans for pulloing the show down! Relax Fran! Enjoy the show!!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Am I glad today is over!

Today was set-up day for our exhibition. Now I am no spring chicken and I consider myself one of the "younger" members of LPQ's, but there were many older than I in attendance today helping to set up. I've just had a recovery session with my feet in a basin of 'Lectric Soda, let's hope it works!
We've hung over 160 quilts and lots of bits and pieces from our monthly mini-workshops.
It's not a judged show, but we have a viewer's choice prize for visitors. That's it!
It's a show for members to display their quilts for family and friends to see what they've been up to. A time for us all to be proud of what we achieve. It's always been happy event and finishes all too soon. Today is the hardest day, but what a moment of satisfaction at 3.30PM to be almost complete other than a few labels for quilts to be finished up.

Our menfolk are wonderful turning up and erecting all of our stands, our members are as equally as wonderful for making the quilts, cooking and manning the show.

I am soooooo..... tired though! :-)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Launceston Patchworker & Quilters Exhibition is this weekend!

It's a lot of hard work setting up an exhibition which then ends all too quickly.
LPQ's (Launceston Patchworkers & Quilters) are having their first one for 5 years.
Over 160 quilts will be hung - somewhere!
It will be a wonderful exhibition, we will all have a great time and then in 4 days time it will all be over.

I can't show quilts yet - mainly because they are all bagged up on the lounge room floor ready to be popped into the car, but I can show 2 tops made for The Quilt Patch as samples.

C U in Bali is my "C-Section" design made up in batiks. This was the design we made 18 quilts for the Victorian Fire Relief. I didn't have one for myself, nor a commercial pattern. Now I do!
One Bali Pops roll plus 16 more strips. (Kits available for $80 - pattern included)

I have also just made a top from a "Layer Cake" - I lay awake all night wondering how to set 40 blocks - 5 wide by 8 long is such an awkward shape - too rectangular! By about 3PM I'd decided to make it 6x6 and use the 4 left over as a side for a bag etc etc!!!!
Undid the Layer Cake and what do I read??? 42 squares - 2 bonus ones, which makes for a better sized quilt of 6 blocks wide by 7 long! When did they start adding the 2 "bonus" squares?? Never mind, the quilt quickly got made (top only) and I'm please with it.
I used a stack and shuffle method, 6 fabrics at a time, paying attention to values between the fabrics, cut it up as one square and moved the top central piece onto the bottom - understand?
I called it "Happy Cakes" Happy because I worked it out and Cakes in honour of the bundle! Weird? yup!!!!