Saturday, August 28, 2010

A fabulous day.

A great day to be out and about today, especially for a quilt class.
I took a trip up the highway to Ballarat.  The closer to Ballarat I got, the worse the weather was, so by the time I got there the weather was perfect for a day of sewing.
I had organised a spot in a class at Ballarat Patchwork ages ago, before I had an abundance of projects on the go.  But, what could I do but add another?
Today was Georgetown Turnaround with Trish Harper.  A large handpieced quilt.

Here is my version of my first block
The green on the outer border will be triangles alternating with my white background.  It's awfully busy to me at the moment.
I also found a lovely gift for myself.  I've been looking at these sandpaper/ cutting/ironing boards for a long time.  Well today was the day.
And last but certainly not least, I was weak and bought a fabulous bag pattern.  The demonstration model in the shop was lovely,  and I fell in love with the 2" rings that hold the straps onto the bag.  Well, that's my story!
This bag is big enough for a small- medium sized laptop, but isn't specifically a laptop bag.  I really loved this bag.  The bag uses fusible fleece and iron on pellon, I have no idea what the difference is but I'm going to consult Mr Google and find out.  I may find enough fabric in the cupboard to make one with!  That makes it practically free.


  1. How wonderful for you that you're so close to Ballarat Patchwork! Believe it or not, I've been to that shop. A quilt that's in my sewing room now is one of Emma's designs, "Snowflake Medallions." I've just pin-basted it, using wool batting (a first for me), and will be free-motion quilting it soon... when I can figure out WHAT designs to quilt!

    I love the fabrics you're piecing for the "Georgetown Turnaround" blocks. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your progress with that one. Enjoy everything you've got your hands on!

  2. Oooo...wish I had been in Ballarat and not at work battling with no phone or internet 'coz the phone company whose name we don't speak fixed our line problem! Love the Georgetown pattern...that reminds me....yes I will find it, I think it got buried again....I can see a stunning quilt in the works...cute bag pattern - lap top will be travelling in style...

  3. Ooooh!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that bright, fun, cheerful Georgetown block you're working on. It makes me : )