04 May 2012

Abundance Quilt Challenge winners ...?

Sorry, can't tell you yet.

We have received lots of beautiful quilts, one even hand-delivered on the final day!

The judging has been done and there are a first, second and third prize and runner up. Prizes are sponsored by SINGER.

The winning quilts and a selection of the entries will be on display at the Mad Quilters Gathering, RNA Showgrounds, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane from May 11-13.

Winners will be announced at 10am on Friday 11th. The winners will also be posted to the Down Under Facebook page later that day.

Come and see me, and the quilts - they're fantastic!

Wyong Quilt Show

I will be at the annual event that aims to raise money for charity, while entertaining and wowing the visitors with lots of quilts to see, workshops and demos, and some great goodies to tempt you.
I will have back issues of DUQ, DUT and CE with me, plus some quilts from past and future issues to tempt you.

It is on this weekend - Saturday and Sunday from 9.30-4pm at Wyong Racecourse on the Central Coast of NSW.

Last time I was there was two years ago and I was hand quilting Sadie's first cot quilt (my granddaughter), this time I will machine-appliqueing her first big-girls-bed quilt. Stop by and have a look at my progress.

I have already pieced the top,

and made a number of sweet free-form hearts ....

Above is the front and the back of the sewn, turned-through hearts. 

The hearts were created by placing the fabric right sides together with lightweight iron-on interfacing. Then you can draw the heart onto the interfacing and machine-sew along the line, or, just free-form stitch them - as I did.

When you are done, snip and hole through the interfacing. Clip and trim any curves, and turn the heart right out side through the clipped interfacing.

Viola, you have a neat edge that doesn't require any 'needletruning', that is easy to stitch down by hand or machine.