27 June 2011

Extra Long Weekend

On Thursday, John and I met up with 3 friends at Darling Harbour to attend the Quilt Show.  We had a great day - a bit of shopping (wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills, pattern from Thread and Ginger, kit from Hatched and Patched, templates from Punch with Judy to make Candied Hexagons, Bernina stitch-in-the-ditch sole plate for my walking foot and a few other bits and pieces).

Some of the quilts on display were spectacular and so lovely to see our local girl (Merrilyn Pearce) take out Best of Show once again.


At lunchtime I quickly said hello to Chookyblue and Cardygirl, then met up with Chookyblue and Fairy Girl for afternoon tea - a definite highlight of the day.  Really looking forward to meeting up with Chookyblue and our other on-line friends at next year's quilt show.

We didn't spend as much time at the quilt show as we normally would because we went to meet up with Peta and her Mum while Peta tried on a dress she would love to wear for the wedding.  So exciting.  Peta has found a dress she loves in a Paddington Boutique - sadly the dress is too big but Peta is talking to the designer about having a dress made in her size.  I just hope Peta can have what she has her heart set on.

Friday was a Mental Health Day to recover from my rushing around on Thursday.  Spent some time finishing off the outline stitching on Vintage Valentines and then started shadow quilting inside the blocks.  I knew the space outside the appliques needed to be quilted but I wasn't keen on meandering or stippling.  Never having done shadow quilting, it's been a matter of jumping in at the deep end and just having a go.

Saturday morning I decided to be brave and try out the BSR attachment - what a difference!  My stitches are still not perfect but so much better than without the BSR.




Did some more quilting yesterday and now 9 blocks are finished.  3 more smaller blocks to go and then the central medallion - will need to move to the dining room table to be able to manoeuvre the quilt more easily at that stage.

Yesterday afternoon Michael rang to say he and Peta have bought a ring - more excitement - antique ruby and diamonds.  They pick it up this afternoon.  Mum, Jenni and I went to the pictures yesterday afternoon to see "Bridesmaids" - I didn't know much about the movie only that it looked funny from the previews on tv.  Definitely not a movie to see with your mother or your daughter.

9 comments:

Yvette said...

OOOH! Nice loot you got there from the quilt show. I still haven't gotten my Bernina sole plate attachment. I have it on my list.

Your Vintage Valentine is coming along so nicely!!! I actually worked on mine a little today. It turns out I have to redo my medallion a bit. I took off some parts and had to move them, otherwise I would cut them off when I trimmed the block to size. UGH!!! This week will be spent re-sewing those elements.

Have a great week!

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda,

Such a lovely post. Glad you got lots of goodies at the show. Your quilt is stunning, good luck on completing it. Nothing like diving in at the deep end.Wedding plans sound so lovely.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Leanne said...

You did gets lots of yummy goodies from the quilt show. Your quilting looks fantastic, can't wait to see how you quilt the centre block. Well done.

Sue W ♥ said...

Your quilt looks great, pretty good I would say for first try at echo stitching, love the wool you bought, must have been fun meeting the girls, so sorry I had other plans but looking forward to next year as well

Chookyblue...... said...

Hi Lynda
so glad we could catch up and meet at the show..........hope the online group can get there next year.......

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and how is the boat going.......Santa still playing with it.........lol.........

oh and Fairy Girl loved meeting you for afternoon tea too........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely purchases Lynda....your VV looks fantastic, love the quilting...rubies and diamonds, sounds perfect...

Bec said...

You got the templates, yeahhh! Now to calm those itching fingers that want to start Candied Hexagons! It looks like a lovely lot of shopping you got done at the Quilt show. Would love to hear how the stitch in the ditch sole plate goes for you.
Your local girl, Merrilyn Pearce must be an amazing quilter....
That's great you got to meet up with some bloggers, so nice to run into someone you know!
Peta's wedding dress sounds very exciting, I hope she is able to get what she is after - they are stunning dresses....
Your outline quilting on VV looks stunning! Does this mean the dining room table is clear in order for you to quilt????
Peta's ring sounds lovely....will we see it????

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Your quilt looks fantastic...really like the effect of your shadow quilting. Lovely purchases from the Quilt Show...looking forward to meeting everyone next year!
Cheers....Jane.

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