Image courtesy of the Springwood Quilters blog
It's an unbelievably stunning Sydney autumn day and I'm supposed to be here at the Springwood Quilt Show in Sydney's Blue Mountains.
Instead, I'm at home with a dreadful cold feeling sorry for myself.
It looks like a great show too. More pictures and information on the Springwood Quilters blog and at Creative Dabbling's blog. The shop stalls look fantastic!
Musn't grumble . . .
I had an extended weekend thanks to the ANZAC Day public holiday on Thursday. Around the country and overseas dawn services were held to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the young men and women of Australia and New Zealand. It's a sober reminder of how lucky we are to have a safe country and a good life.
I worked on the charity quilt and although I haven't finished all the blocks needed (April's are done) I wanted to start joining the blocks together using the method by Fiona from bugzrugz. Click here for her tutorial.
It actually works!
The main blocks are 18 inches square. I didn't lose too much of their size after trimming despite using at least three different types of batting.
Four of the blocks have the black star print and five blocks have the cream star. These are joined in rows of three and there are long joining rows to give the quilt some length. Most 13-17 year olds are as tall as beanstalks these days.
I also found some time to work on the Rosette blocks before the cold took hold. Now I'm off to make a hot lemon and honey drink. Then a nap.