Sunday, May 30, 2010

First meeting of the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild

Last Saturday, after much excitement, we had the very first meeting of the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild!
I had a wonderful time and it was great to meet and get to know so many lovely and inspirational people. I am having trouble at this time of night, finding words to describe the day, but it was definately the highlight of my week.
In the morning we had a show and tell where we got to see everyones beautiful quilts & things and works in progress. I took my first quilt and the Just dreaming Summer and Fancy free quilts that I am working on at the moment.
These are some of the pictures that the amazing Helene took and she even took some of me, 
Thanks Helene!  :)

Fabric Swap! Lots of fun and came home with some great fabrics
 Still a work in progress
                                                               Finished quilt top!

Thankyou so much Helene and Adele for your hardwork in organising the guild and the first meeting, and for making the day so much fun and thankyou also to Esther for organising the fun fabric swap! 

Hope everyone had a great time,

Miranda and Charlie 
 Ps. went to a quilting workshop yesterday so hopefully you will hear about it very soon.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm Still alive!

It feels like forever since I have made an appearance on here, I think it has probably been a good 3 weeks or so, but here I am! Still alive, barely, but alive.

I have had a very intense couple of weeks, specifically this week, in the lead up to mid year exams. I think I must have had 3 or 4 sacs this week (and another on Monday), an essay due on Wednesday and my studio art folio was due today (which just casually has the same value as an exam and is worth 33% of my end of year mark) but enough whingeing... I have survived the week! With everything miraculously handed in on time So I am happy, very happy :)

Unfortunately I don't have very much to show you for the past couple of weeks, I haven't even done anymore work on my Fancy Free quilt for the Spring to Finish Challenge, however I can show you this, which I forgot all about.

 So just quietly....The last time I went to patchwork house, fabric for my Fancy Free Quilt wasn't the only fabric I came home with, nor was it just liberty snippets... I bought my first Layer Cake and Charm Squares!
This post probably should have been under the heading of Naughty but Nice #2 but oh well.

The second we walked in the door, Dad and I fell in love with this fabric called "Boutique" by Chez Moi for Moda. It has a bit of a Japanese feel to it but I absolutely love the colours! They also had free pattern for it based on a beautiful modern quilt they had on display, that I loved, but theirs was made with Rural Jardin instead of Boutique.

However, Even worse than buying this fabric that I probably don't need at the moment, is the fact that I have already started planning my next quilt using it and I haven't even finished the last 3 quilts yet!
Is that a bad thing?

Miranda & Charlie