They say time flies when you are having fun which I hope explains the absence.
On 15th October I was thrilled to host renowned American Quilt Historian Leah Zieber. Fifty ladies came along to the Nullawarre Hall to share the experience. We had a truly fabulous day.
For over two hours we were mesmerised with Leah as she explained a multitude of quilting styles, fabrics styles and techniques used in the quilt making of yesteryear. We all left in awe of the work these ladies produced with only scissors, needles and thread.
Leah hopes to schedule another visit to Australia in a couple of years, so I will certainly be trying to convince her back for another day of antique quilt study.
As you can imagine, I have been inspired to play with some hand piecing. I have a 'Quilts to Make' bucket list, and on the list is a Kaleidoscope quilt. I'm having fun working with colour combinations and experimenting with different values of lights and darks.
But what I really should be doing, is finishing off 'Little Boy's Britches'.
I've selected the joining fabric and joined it to the blocks, now I just need to sew the blocks together. It sounds so easy, but with an incredible mess piled in my sewing room, I have a full days work to clean some space before I can sit at the machine. If only cleaning inspiration was as easy to find as sewing inspiration.
*Just for some advanced warning, Elm Grove will be closed Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November. It is time again for the Australian Quilt Market (a wholesale only event). This year I am travelling early to attend a workshop with Anna Maria Horner, I am sorry for any inconvenience.