Sunday, November 22, 2015

My Boy Rocky wins

I entered "My Boy Rocky" in the Festival of Quilts show this year and was thrilled to receive a highly commended prize.

So exciting as have never entered a judged show before.

Friday, September 25, 2015

My Boy Rocky

On the 11th and 12th July I attended a WQC workshop with Melissa Burdon

Prior to the workshop we sent a photo to Melissa.

The original photo I sent through.
The picture I received back.
 The picture was printed in pieces to full size and taped together
 Then made a template on freezer paper
 The nose done
 At the end of 2 days

 All of the class
 Another weekend of working on Rocky
It definitely looks like my boy
Show and Tell at WQC July meeting
 Quilted front
and back

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas and stuff

There was a craft market at work on the 5th Dec and I decided to 
try my hand at selling some things.
I didn't have a lot made so got to work and made the following;
I sold one tablemat, the 2 Christmas stockings, 1 Christmas tree decoration, 
the little box and a wallhanging.  Not too bad.
It gave me some Christmas spending money.
 My "Through the Trees Wallhanging" sold to a good friend
and is now hanging on the wall in her office so I can see it still.

I made 3 boxes for my quilting mates and
 gave to them  full of goodies for Christmas.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Eastern Promise

I did a workshop back in June at WQC with Anna Williams.
Here is my quilt finally finished.
It has turned out very well.  A great class.

Festival of Quilts 2013

1st to the 3rd Nov was the Festival of Quilts at North Harbour Stadium.
Below are a few of the quilts that took my fancy.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Taupo Symposium

Four of us went to Rotorua for the weekend and went across to
Taupo on Saturday to check out the quilts.  I was impressed
at the variety of quilts on display.
Here some that took my eye.
This one by Anna Williams.  The quilting was beautiful.

I had a really great weekend away with my 3 quilting friends and 
we are already planning for the next Symposium.

Alice in Wonderland Challenge

At the WQC show in March a group called "The Mad 4"
was created.  This comprises of me and three quilting buddies.
It started off as a challenge where we would each provide a fat quarter of fabric
but grew into having a theme as well.
The theme is from "Alice in Wonderland"
Wendy supplied the first fat quarter which was actually 2 fat eights
and she also supplied the kiwiana fabric and specified that each of the 
four challenges must contain a noticeable piece of it.
I chose the Cheshire cat from the cartoon "Alice in Wonderland"
to make this.