Winter is for Quilting
Although we don’t care too much about the weather, June in Brisbane is always a great time to get stuck into a project and to start to work on that winter quilting programme. The fierce heat of summer is but a memory and the cooler weather starts to seep in. Sure we don’t see the beautiful snowy landscapes that a colder climate might enjoy, but as soon as the thermometer dips below 240 you see people wrapped in scarves and the shorter days tell us that winter is nigh. In other words – perfect quilting weather.
This lovely fabric came together quite quickly over one of those cooler weeks into this rather nice throw quilt – and you’ll no doubt note the mitered corners.
This pattern is a freebie from the manufacturer and uses everything in the range so there’s lots to enjoy.
Other hot releases include –
Mermaid Days –
and those who have been infected by the hexie virus can indulge their obsession with shape shifting from Sue Daley and others
Then there’s Tula Pink’s new range – Tabby Road – the secret life of the house cat.
There are actually several more new releases but you will have to come in to visit to see them!
Of course with all this inspiration the Apatcheez have been busy creating. Here’s what they’ve been up to since last we spoke –
Julia is our resident couturier and she finished a Kaffe Fassett fabric blouse
and this Japanese-inspired bag
Not content with that much creativity Julia travelled to Urunga for Caroline Sharkey’s Textile Art workshop and came home with this beauty
Not to be outdone Margaret starred in more than one show-and-tell session with her latest project finishes –
Jane finished the Perfect Day quilt – a project that’s been on the go for a little while
Robyne finished this delightful bag
and Estelle made a young girl very happy with this project –
Speaking of Frozen, maybe it was all the rain we had last week or the water-themed fabrics that seem to abound but inspiration was everywhere. The raindrops accumulated on our poinsettia looked like mercury and surely would be inspiration for a quilt –
And speaking of water – I am, as we speak, in the middle of a new art quilt that’s also water-themed. This time I’m taking a break from the colourful portraits and I’m going for photo-realism. I’m trying to build a bulk carrier – that’s a ship – a big one – designed to carry, wait for it, bulk cargo! Here’s the project so far. There’s a long way to go but I’ll share as I go along if you like.
There are lots of little bits in this project. What I need is something to put them in – like one of the button boats Sharyn made for example –
I’ll just add that to my list. Hope you’re inspired to work on yours (list that is). Until next time