Dollop of Cream - Bloggers Quilt Festival

Dollop of Cream - Bloggers Quilt Festival

Hi There!! 3 Cheers for the Bloggers Quilt Festival and to Amy's Creative Side for doing a wonderful job of hosting such a great event! And thankyou to You for stopping by to have a look at my quilt! Dollop Of Cream started when I noticed I had a growing collection of fun cream and beige fabrics in my stash.  Around that time I did a class with Chris Jurd in which we made the Ferris Wheel circles - a perfect excuse to play with those fun neutrals, and a good change from the brights that I usually work with. I made a patchy background but was careful with my placements so the circles wouldn't cover up favourite prints. On the left hand side we have a couple dancing.. Above and to the right there is a cupid keeping an eye on them. A fun repro flour sack... And doilies- big, small and even a rectangle one. I then decided it needed a bird.. and another bird. And a heart in a hand... I tried to make

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Jumpin Jack Flash- Bloggers Quilt Festival

Jumpin Jack Flash- Bloggers Quilt Festival

First up, I'd like to say a big Thank You to Amy's Creative Side and the wonderful sponsors for putting on the Bloggers Quilt Festival !!   Looking at fabulous quilts and discovering new fun blogs, 2 of my favourite things!!! Yay!! Presenting Jumpin Jack Flash!! I made this quilt over a year ago so it's about time I share photos of it quilted and bound. This quilt is the result of pulling out bits and pieces of lots of my favourite novelty prints and throwing them all in together.  Afterwards I realised it was like a big scrappy I-Spy quilt.  I started by sewing pieces together, then those pieces went with other pieces and so on until I had a quilt top approx 85inches square.  It came together like magic and was a pleasure to sew. It's funny how some quilts behave perfectly and others can be a bag of trouble.   I quilted it myself. I was going to do simple straight line quilting across the quilt but halfway through the first line

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Catching Up

Catching Up

I feel as though I'm a few weeks behind in posting.. so here goes- a jam packed post of bits and pieces. It's been 3 weeks since the Springwood Quilt Show was held. I did intend to take lots of photos to share but I got caught up chatting to my friends and before I knew it... it was time to pack up.  The following weekend was The Eastwood Quilters Show. What a wonderful welcome - quilted flags as far as the eye can see... And how's this for a spectacular entrance. There's something special about seeing quilts hanging outside.  There were so many amazing quilts. Lots of variety of styles, great use of colour and fabrics and I noticed a lot of hand quilting with perle thread.  This quilt by Dale Ritson was one of my favourites. Of course the photo doesn't do it justice. Apart from being impressed by the amount of work involved in a quilt like this, I loved the fabrics used. It was so colourful, with pops of hot pinks and ye

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