23 March 2009

Roster Days

Since early December, Paula (a friend from work) and I have been planning to go to Canberra to see the Degas exhibition. We both took a roster day and went on Friday (the third last day). It was so good to see these beautiful paintings. I've loved the ballerinas all my life (Mum made me curtains featuring the ballerinas when I was about 9 - Elizabeth has them now).

We visited a couple of patchwork shops and, miraculously, each time I walked out empty-handed. But, I had done a bit of shopping earlier in the week and it arrived this morning. Lila Tueller "Soiree" jelly roll and pink fabric (the green is for the backing). Am planning a quilt for a friend's daughter's 18th birthday in July - I think she'll like this fabric.

In 2006 I took part in a row-by-row round robin with an on-line group - we each made our own log cabin row to set the colours for the rows then each row followed a theme (baskets, stars, houses, applique, paper piecing etc). I hadn't been able to make a decision about the layout then last week realised where this quilt will look wonderful and so called in some help (John) to sort out where each row should sit.
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Also having a roster day today to do some of my secret project and might even get around to sandwiching this quilt.

10 comments:

Maree said...

Nice Fabric Choice you have there...Lovely Quilt....
cheers

Suzi-q said...

Good eye JOhn the quilt looks great and I love the colours in that JR

Lorraine said...

Love the layout of the quilt...and nice to have a couple of days off to spend stitching! - and visiting art exhibitions....!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The exhibition sounded wonderful, love the fabric and the quilt is amazing...

Nicole said...

Who wouldn't love that fabric! It is so pretty. Beautiful quilt too.

JENTHEBUM said...

The fabric is very pretty and if she is a 'pretty' sort of girl she should love it. Your row-by-row has turned out just great.

helbel19 said...

Your row by row looks great, nice to see it together. Fabrics are also lovely and the exhibition sounds like a fun thing to do.

Helen

Mary Ann said...

Lynda, sounds like you had a good time at the exhibition! Your quilt is beautiful and I love the jellyroll, too!! Happy stitching!!!
Mary Ann

ranette said...

Oh I love your row quilt...

Cathy said...

The round robin quilt is just beautiful! The fabric is going to make a wonderful quilt also.
Cathy

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