Of course anytime is the best time to start a new quilt and Majella and I decided just that earlier in the year. We had always loved the basket quilt from Blackbird Designs and our friend Lisa O'Neil had tempted us even further working on her beautiful version - pictured below.
So we came up with the great plan of stitching a basket every morning while we had a cuppa and toast. Needless to say the first few months were fabulous and we were both on track
I have done a few more since this photo was taken but it was just before Marg's exhibition in Melbourne and the pressure of having to finish my quilt centre took over and then of course we had a class with Susan Smith and you know what I am going to say - I have no defence other then having a total, overwhelming love of quilts and starting them
Majella is progressing along at a quicker pace then I - but I am sure that you're not surprised by that either
We welcomed Susan Smith back to Precious Time for a weekend class. Susan has so much knowledge to share with everyone in class - whether this be sewing techniques or tidbits about fabrics and quilts or assistance with your quilt palette.
Most of the ladies who attended were in love with Susan's new quilt "The Prince"
Such a gorgeous quilt - is it any wonder that everyone was wanting to make it, especially if you love hexagons and we all know how much Susan loves circles
Perri choose a palter of blue, taupe and soft browns for her version ........while Amanda choose pink as her main theme.....
For two days we sat with our eyes gazing on Susan's finished Stonefields Quilt - I know how lucky were we!
I really must get on and finish my blocks..........remember what I said about starting......
This centre belongs to Lisa O'Neil.....
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am not a gadget girl unless we have tried them and fall absolutely in love with them - the Simple Circle is a great gadget for your sewing box. In seconds all of the girls had circles traced onto their backgrounds. This ruler is so easy and accurate to use and will get you out of trouble anywhere you need a circle traced onto your fabric. It is at the more expensive end of gadgets but I have to tell you it is worth every penny. They made such an impression that every girl in class bought one.
Susan shared her new "Orchard Crib Quilt" with us - that list of quilts just gets longer and longer
New to the store this week is Joyeux Noel from French General - so hard to resist for all the lovers of French General.....
Have a wonderful weekend...........lisa