10 June 2013

Wow!

After our trip to Ikea on Saturday afternoon, Elizabeth, Jenni, Barbara and I had lovely afternoon tea at the Guylian shop in Darling Harbour, tapas and pizza for dinner then went to see "Jesus Christ Superstar" - to say I LOVED this show is an understatement.  It more than lived up to my hopes - fantastic modern setting - and it had me riveted from the opening moment.  Tim Minchin - sensational, a star; Ben Foster (Jesus) singing "Gethsemane" was the highlight of the show for me, closely followed by Andrew O'Keefe as King Herod (so much fun); Mel C as Mary Magdeline was lovely.

This is the fifth version I've seen of the show, starting with Jim Sharman's original 1972 version with Trevor White, Jon English and Michelle Fawdon (pre Marcia Hines), and each time I've loved it.  I suppose because it's 1970's rock, it's music of my time.  I took Elizabeth and Michael to see the John Farnham version, which was fabulous.  Elizabeth remembers so much about that show - blew me away each time she mentioned a little detail here and there.
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At long last a couple of quilts are finished.

Ruby Chain - this quilt is based on "Island Chain" from "Scrap Basket Sensations"  by Kim Bracket.

"Ruby Chain" 57" x 68"

I love Bonnie and Camille's fabrics and am really happy with this quilt in their "Ruby" range along with the turquoise dot fabric for the background.

I sewed down the binding on Imagine Little Apples last night.  The pattern is "Imagine" from Carrie Nelson's "Schnibbles Times Two" book and I made is using Aneela Hooey's very sweet "Little Apples" fabrics, using the charm pack version of the pattern.

"Imagine Little Apples" 34-3/4" square
The backing
I should start assembling "Kiss Me" today but I'm going to quilt another cot quilt then I think the "to be quilted" stack may be down to two.

I love long weekends.

PS:  4 sleeps.

6 comments:

shez said...

wow Lynda you are on a roll,well done they are all fantastic.xx

marina said...

the quilts look fantastic. Great review of JCS. I had wanted to see it as it is one of my favourite musicals. My son's school performed it as their annual musical. Amazing! they cast a female student as Judas-incredible voice and it added a different twist. It had a modern feel to it too.
Lucky you to have seen it live so many times.

Sue W ♥ said...

Ruby chain looks great and I must say I love schnibbles patterns

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the quilts Lynda, you have been busy...so pleased you enjoyed the show...

Anita said...

Lucky you to see Jesus Christ Superstar!! Everyone raves about it. Bet you're happy with your quilts, they look lovely.
Cheers, Anita.

Bec said...

Gorgeous quilts, the chain one is very effective.

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