Check out this quilt!!
It's this years Springwood Quilt Show raffle quilt. The Springwood Quilt Show Committee have done a wonderful job of making this quilt based on an English quilt from the 1820's. I wish I had close up photos of the fabrics but I can tell you they are a wonderful mix of beautiful reproduction fabrics. And don't you just love that wide sashing with hexagons. Brilliant!
If you want to see this quilt live then head to the Springwood High School , Grose St, Faulconbridge on the last weekend of April. Doors open on Friday at 11am until 5pm, Saturday and Sunday are 10am until 4pm.
There'll be about 150 quilts on display and lots of great stall holders selling tempting wares.
For more information have a look at the Springwood Quilt Show Blog.
If you'd like to join in behind the scenes they're looking for volunteers to help out on Saturday. It's a great way of helping out and joining in the fun. I always enjoy hanging the quilts and then packing up when it's over. Gbf helps too, it gives him a chance to get his big ladder out of the shed. I'll be on white glove duty sometime over the weekend so if you see me say hello.
The postie has been delivering fun parcels. Diane from O'Quilts has been making a parade of potholders! And she shared some with me!
It takes a crafter to know how special a gift of thread is. Jessica Wheelerhan (she's the creater of the cool hand printed Text/Type fabrics I showed here a while ago) suprised me with this lovely grey misty thread. I love how she's wound it onto some driftwood from an exotic beach side holiday.
As for sewing I've been attaching hanging sleeves and labels onto my show quilts, sewing binding onto some mini quilts and bending needles, even breaking them while hand sewing a denim quilt. Ouch! I know I should have photos to show you but I'm a bit slow with my new camera. I figured it would be another week before I did a post and you'd all be wondering where I was by then. So sewing photos can wait for another day. I'll just have more to show :)