Never throw out your scraps…….

With the warmer weather arriving it is time to change those thick winter doonas over. I had made several queen size quilts over the years but they never looked quite right on the beds as they were missing matching pillow shams.
Being reluctant to throw any fabric out I found all the matching off cuts filed away at the bottom of my stash… some of the quilts were made 10-12 years ago.

After a couple of rainy days and a jigsaw of odd shaped pieces I now have all my guest beds dressed for Spring. It was a good challenge for creative machine piecing.

South Coast Country Quilters Display

After moving to the coast three years ago, I became a member of my local quilting group which is affiliated with the South Coast Country Quilters Guild. After Covid lockdowns and lots of behind the scenes organisation the show was held at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club in September. This is a bi-annual show, so there were lots of entries, presenting around 190 quilts.

Many people volunteered their time to present a beautiful display, showcasing the talent of all the members. It was not a judged exhibit, but there were daily viewers choice prizes. It was such a diverse show with many beautiful pieces of handiwork. Everyone concerned should be very proud of their achievements.

I was fortunate to win a viewers choice each day of the exhibit…a different quilt each time. It was lovely to see my three entries all hung together. I also was awarded viewers choice for my small challenge quilt ‘Spring’.