Thursday, December 10, 2009

NSW Quilt Guild meeting

The November meeting is the first show of the challenge quilts for the NSW quilt guild. The 2009 challenge was about what tickles your fancy. Mine had to do with kaleidoscope quilts. The Australian fabric with native flowers added to my tickle of course.
The quilts were absolutely beautiful. Very talented group for sure.
The winner is the top picture. You can feel the sand tickling your feet. "Well done" (this is one of my favorite Australian sayings).
The quilts will travel for 2 years in Australia. I will get mine back in 2011.

Sydney Melbourne Canberra

We had a great time traveling to Melbourne via New South Whales coast. The most beautiful beaches and bush. We are planning a trip back when our son join us for Xmas. The small towns are so cute and people are so friendly. This part is not as touristic as the northern coast. You have to plan the trip and make sure you have enough gasoline between stops because you may not find a "petrol" station in every place. You also should plan you toilet stops. Everyplace will have a public toilet. Cafes and restaurants don't always have them. Look for the street signs to find the public ones. Only once I saw a note that the toilet would be close in the evenings due to increased vandalism.
We have been bringing rain to every place we go. The proof is above. The rain doesn't last too long, so just take a break or open an umbrella and have some fun.

Wool BOM- Moon Garden

Lisa Bongean is starting a new BOM called Moon Garden. It will be 12 baskets. Block size about 16" -17" light wool on dark cotton ...