Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!

Phew!! We did it! Liisa, Lorraine and I have been working very hard to make the Quilt and Craft Fair happen, and we can now say we have been, conquered, and are alive to tell the story!
It was so nice to see so many of our customers from The Quilters Corner, and thankyou for coming by to say hello. Having not been to the fair for a few years, it was lovely to see what is out there, and have a good look at the beautiful quilts on display.
I had a couple of new quilts on display too, and it was so rewarding to get such positive feedback on them. I had my new version of 'Pyramid Parade' up, which is with the Anna Maria Horner fabric they I have shown in previous posts. I also put together a little lap quilt using a charm pack. I was inspired by the gorgeous range of fabric called Little Apples, so also added a 'apple tree' applique to complete the picture. Quite nifty I think, and sure to find its way into a little 6 year olds room!

The main quilt that I was extremely excited to reveal however, is 'Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!'. I was inspired by the Union Jacks that seem to be very popular, and thought that I could make it a little more 'home grown'. I had a lot of fun making it (including a couple of test runs!) and was thrilled that other people loved it too! (we still have a few kits left at the shop too if anyone is interested).

Here is a photo of me in the corner of our stand which displayed my quilts (Pyramid Parade, Little Apples, 'Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! and my Satchel Bag). Not the best photo, I think you can tell I'm a little weary...

Michelle xx


Quill and Ink Handmade said...

Loved seeing all your quilts on display - they're so beautiful Michelle, what a creative wonder you are!

Patchwork and Play said...

Over from the Blogger's QUilt Festival! The Aussie quilt is fabulous! Can you buy the pattern on its own? I have enough fabric to 'sink a ship' but would love a chance to make this beauty!

Tammy said...

Hi Michelle was wondering if still able to purchase the patter anywhere? i am very interested . its the first time i have seen it and new to quilting I once thought gee there is US flags and Uk flags ..but no Aussie lol how wrong i was.. great Job :))

Michelle said...

Hi Tammy, thanks so much for asking. My patterns are available on etsy, there is a link to the shop on the right hand side of my blog. If you unable to find this, please let me know, thankyou, Michelle x