Thursday, 28 June 2007

Quilt # 10 complete

Not a great photo. I will get a better one when my quilt helper gets out of hospital...
The original concept of the Nine Patch method I have used here can be found in books by Nancy Brenan Daniel or Karin Hellaby. Take your pick!

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Quilt # 9 complete

Not a great photo of the Disappearing Nine Patch....a better photo when my helper is out of hospital.....operation went well, no complications, should be home on Friday!
The original concept of the Nine Patch method I have used here can be found in books by Nancy Brenan Daniel or Karin Hellaby. Take your pick!

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Quilt #8 complete

A finish for the weekend. A surprise quilt for Miss Pollock, organised by Mr Boddy and I. The boys somehow managed to keep it a secret!
She loved it! :)

Saturday, 16 June 2007

Patchworktage Berlin 2007

The German Patchwork Guild and Berlin Brandenburg Guild got together and organised the Quilt Show this year. Alexander and I went on Saturday (Cameron was at BJ's for a sleep over, and Phil was in Russia). A few great tables were set up for the kids to do some painting blocks to add to a paper quilt, paper cut out blocks, which Alexander enjoyed doing, and learning to felt.
Next were lots of qults to look at, and of course the shopping area to buy some stuff.. I was very good and only bought a few pins for my pin board, and some beads for Sonia.

Three panels about Berlin without walls.
Lots of quilts to look at

A different medium for Berlin Bears.....polar bears featured on many blocks...the influence of Knut the Polar Bear in the Berlin Zoo.

Marga's quilt

I picked up a lot of business cards from different stalls to internet shop later on. There was also a lady there who owns a Gammil long arm, and I spoke to her at length about sending quilt tops to her to quilt for me (quilts that are too big and difficult to do on my domestic machine).

Dream Houses

Another exhibition at the quilt show was a theme of Dream houses...some of these are my favourites

Danish Patchwork Guild

Here are a couple of quilts from the Danish Quilt Guild...amazing quilting, and I love the colours. I hope if you click on the pictures you will be able to see some of the quilting

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

30 hours down

Here is the progress so far.
I am stitching on this almost every night. I am about 1/2 way through the first page.

Here is the 13th hour photo

Here is the original picture....if you look really closely in the top left hand corner, you can see what I have done so far!

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

A paddle in the Adriatic Sea

We travel to the Adriatic and someone continues a UFO... Could have been anywhere... (mum's blue furry hat)
"Where is the sand? All we can find are these rocks and we have thrown 200, 165 (Cameron's estimate) of them into the sea!"

We were about a month before the high tourist season, and it was a great time to come. Easy to get tables in restaraunts, and the beaches were really quiet whilst the water was warm!

Phil and the boys had a great swim, although the pebbles underfoot felt a bit funny! There were heaps of small fish also swimming about, and Phil really jumped when a slightly larger one decided to have a nibble at his toe!

This beach is at Medveja, several km's around the coast from Opatija, Requiring a ride on a local bus to Lovran and then a 2 km walk. It was really beautiful, and worth the effort!