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Online Quilt Festival

I had a blast during last year’s Quilt Festival hosted by the lovely Amy.

So I’m entering again this year.

I wanted to show a quilt I completed in 2008.
It was my first quilt using lots of scraps from my stash.


I think that’s what is so wonderful about patchwork.
You make do with what you have.


This is the pieced back.


And now with my lovely assistant, Ella


Hope you like it. We do!!!

Enjoy visiting all the other quilts in the festival.

Andi 🙂

PS Have you enetered my giveaway yet?

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Had a brilliant time today at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair with the lovely Kate from One Flew Over


You should have seen the queues to buy tickets:


At morning tea time, we caught up with some other lovely bloggy ladies (My camera didn’t take a great shot so pop over to Cathy’s for a better pic)


Front row (L-R):

Rita from Red Pepper Quilts, Lurline from Lurline’s Place, Kate and me.

Behind (L-R):

Rita’s sister Karen (a long arm quilter from Northcote who won some quilting awards at the show today), Muriel from Yellow Roses, Cathy from Cabbage Quilts, and Bronwyn from Whippet Good.

It was so lovely to meet up with some of the people I’ve only ever met on the interweb!! Thanks girls.

My credit card took a bit of a beating today.

I got some Applique Wonder and some Miracle Fabric Sheets …

… some divine books …


….. of course some fabric.
I found these beauties at Kelani Fabrics which is definitely a new favourite place to shop.


To add to this yummy haul, I bought some Valori Wells Urban Flannels to make a baby girl’s quilt.


Not bad for a morning’s shopping.

There were some lovely quilts on display as well. In particular there were some amazing log cabin quilts with the tiniest little logs (some as small as quarter of an inch).

Here is a montage of some of the quilts that caught my eye ….

Can I just say that although I appreciate the copyright issues being discussed of late on various blogs, I am of the belief that if you put your work up for public display, you can’t complain about people sharing images of your work (as long as no-one is profitting from your original designs).

So, please enjoy these images but don’t copy any original ideas and go off and make a squillion dollars selling them as your own.

Thanks,

Andi 🙂

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Shall we get together?

I find its always so much nicer to spend your savings with like minded friends. Don’t you?

So, if anyone would like to catch up at the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair for a cuppa, a gasbag and some supportive shared retail therapy, I am available to meet on the Thursday (Day 1) at 10:30 somewhere central.

Any takers? (Please leave your email address)

Any suggestions for a meeting place?

Andi 🙂

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This is a great idea.


I’ve decided to join in.

The story I want to tell, I have already told before on this blog.
So, if you click on this link, you’ll see all about my Grandmother’s ‘Grandmothers Flower Garden’ quilt.
(Is that cheating?)

Click on the icon above to see all the other contributors to this online festival.

Cheers,
Andi 🙂

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… my credit card got yesterday at the Australasian Quilt Convention.

So much crafty goodness!!!

I purchased some divine Amy Butler fabrics as well as a few bits and bobs for the stash.

Also some hand dyed fabrics and a couple of jelly rolls (my first jelly rolls ever!!)


And a great book about the history of American quilts, some Appli-Kay Wonder and some printable fabric sheets.

My mum came along with me a purchased a kit with yummy japanese fabrics, a book and a template so I can make her a throw for her sun room.



As well as ample opportunities to spend next month’s mortgage payment, there was an amazing exhibition of quilts.

Here are some of the ones I found particularly inspiring:






Enjoy your crafting wherever you are.

Andi 🙂

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