Just had to pop in a pic of my Mum, Kay and her “Nearly Insane” quilt, shown here at her local
show in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia (Goldfields Quilters) on the weekend.
The quilt is all hand-pieced and hand quilted and won the Viewer’s Choice at the show.
Congratulations Kay! This is especially amazing after the awful year she has had, health-wise.
Shame I couldn’t be there, as they always put on a great show – thanks Wendy for taking the
pic for me.
My mother is a perfectionist when it comes to sewing/quilting. My grandmother was too, but I don’t think the genetics ventured further than that! Mum doesn’t Blog. She can send an SMS, but that’s as far as technology goes; she doesn’t even own a computer. I have her permission to put these beauties into cyberspace. They may get an outing in a local show which is only every 2 years, but I can’t even convince her to enter anything intothe major Guild exhibition each year. I think they should be seen by more than the inside of the spare bedroom!
Mum is a very traditional quilter – and I mean patterns, colours, everything.
The pineapples were done with hand-dyed fabrics Mum did in a class a few years ago. This is a major step away from anything she’s ever done. It’s only
a small, wall hanging size quilt (note to self to find the dimensions) and was a challenge in her guild which won a prize. I love it!
Apparently I gave Mum a bundle of FQs a couple of years ago – can’t even remember what they are. The hexagons have been paper-pieced and the quilt
has been hand quilted. It’s taken a couple of years, but a recent illness seemed to have spurred her on to finish it!
A close-up of Grandmother’s Flower Garden.
We just had 2 nieces stay in between their backpacking travels around Asia. I hoped they enjoyed it as much as we did.
This weekend their 18yo brother and 2 mates arrived – DH finally located them at the airport – somehow they arrived at 2 different terminals. This morning they have been
making further travel plans and this is their itinerary for the next 53 days!