Thursday, July 16, 2009

A most excellent week.

I had a fabulous stitching day with friends this week and asked if I could show some of their projects so here they are. This cute stitchery cot quilt was a kit, sorry I don't have the information on it.
This quilt is very old but to my friend's credit, she's not letting it be a UFO and is doing lots of hand quilting on this. Colours are not true sorry. It's really a musky pink. Check out the bears, more stitchery and yet to have more quilting on it.
Since I live south of Sydney, I don't often go North of Sydney but since it was a nice day and DH is on holidays, we decided to go for a drive about an hour and a half up from us.

First stop was Cottage Quiltworks in Biloga which was the featured shop on Sewn. The fabrics were to die for, lots of ranges and the ladies were ultra friendly, sorry no photos. There was an exciting class going on in the back room with Sue Ross, wish I could've joined in. On the way home we stopped at Material Obsession, another friendly lot of ladies welcomed us there and we saw the next Sue Ross block of the month being packed up. Nice fabrics were being laid out. I never noticed the scissors on the roof until I loaded this photo.
What struck me was the eclectic fabrics and big bold prints you don't see anywhere else.
Of course lots of Kaffe Fassetts.
The rest of the week I've been doing some blocks, nothing too exciting, some stars.
and some baskets, still loving doing them.
And surprises in the mail. Look what Jean made me, the pear pincushion is made with linen and fabulous pear fabric, her signature is all about pears. It has pride of place on my sewing table.

Rush over to see Jean at Linen and Raspberry if you want to go in the draw to win one and she is also giving away a most elegant needlecase with it.
I don't want this post to be a book so I'll post about those applique curves soon.

19 comments:

Lurline said...

Great pics of Material Obsession - lovely show of frinds' quilts, thanks!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Deb said...

Gosh aren't all of those photos yummy Janet. Wouldn't want to be on a material diet.

Kathie said...

lucky you!
what a great week
I am still waiting for my background fabric to arrive for the MM quilt
LOVE your baskets and the stars....oooohhhh
I love stars :)
What a great pincushion, love jeans work and her fabric choices perfect.
aahhh lucky you getting to go to those quilt shops I am envious....
Kathie
great quilts made by your friends.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh...how fun friends, quilt shops and I think the stars are wonderful! Oh...and those baskets too! Absolutely wonderful eye candy of a post.

Christine said...

Thank you for all the love eye candy, loved reading all about it.

cheers
Christine

ps. must make a visit to Material Obcession soon

Jackie said...

Great show and tell! I have always wondered what the outside of MO looked like. Just love the scissor on the roof!

Sue said...

That was fun! I enjoyed looking at all the different projects. Love the pear pincushion and the quilt shop looked wonderful!
Enjyoy your day!

Nedra said...

Looks like you've had a great week. thank you for the tour. After reading about Material Obsession it was great to see how the store is laid out.

ranette said...

Terrific quilts. Sounds like you had a great day with your husband. I wonder if the Sue Ross bom that you saw being packed up was the one that I joined? I hope so!!!
Love the stars and baskets!

Sheri Howard said...

I love those 8 pointed stars...still some of my favorite! Keep going on the baskets, you are getting there!

Maree said...

Thanks for sharing the inside of MO's shop...ohh I am doing the Sue Ross BOM did it look Yummy...hope so...
All those Gorgeous fabrics...one day I'll get there...
Your Pear is Gorgeous...
have a good weekend

Crispy said...

You certainly have had a most excellent week. I think that you didn't notice the scissors on the roof because you were so intent on getting into the shop LOL.

Crispy

Janet said...

It's fun to take this journey with you in abstention. I'm intrigued with the quilt on the wall behind the sales counter. Had to enlarge and see the details.

Vivian said...

A post with a variety of info and photos is always fun. Thanks for sharing your projects, your shopping, a giveaway, and your friends. Always a pleasure reading your blog.

Karen said...

Baskets and stars. I can't get enough of quilts made with those elements!

Gwendie said...

It does look like you had a wonderful week - getting together with friends for stitching is always good! And it's always fun to visit shops we don't usually get to.

Kaaren said...

I just LOVE show and tell, especially if it's from a part of the world that I've never had the good fortune to visit.

Lovely quilts, Janet. And I just can't get enough of your basket quilt. What fun!

Julia said...

Lovely quilts, Janet...great pics!
Your blocks are looking great.
Thanks for sharing the eye candy.
Julia ♥

Allie said...

Wonderful quilts, gorgeous pics - I so want to live in that cottage and have scissors on my roof! Your blocks look super!