Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christine's Quilts!

Nearly 4 years ago I moved from Brisbane/Queensland to Perth/Western Australia to be with our children and grandchildren! Brisbane is sort-of my hometown and when I returned there in 1994 and found the pleasure of quilting, one of the first girls I met was Christine. We spent many fun times together and formed a great friendship culminating in wonderful times with our cottage group Birds of a Feather.

Christine is a wonderful quilter - if you haven't visited please do - Once Upon a Quilt .... - you will find some interesting reading and see some beautiful quilts. The quilt above won Retaining the Tradition and Viewers' Choice at the recent Queensland Quilt Show ! Isn't it just gorgeous?

Now, this one above has a little story - a group of us were lucky enough to have Kim Mc Clean join us for a workshop where we did (sort of started!) her beautiful Old Brights quilt. The original is a Great Australian Quilt by one Sarah Evans. A little while after I moved over here, I had completed many blocks and what loomed ahead in those busy days seemed overwhelming - so I thought - best thing is to gift them to Christine. Just look what she has done with the blocks I had done and check out the quilt of her own that she is still doing - lots of interesting reading there! Again, I say, so much for dull Reproduction fabrics - not so!
I have put a Followers gadget on my sidebar, so if you do check up on me regularly, please add yourself at 'follow this blog' just above the photos - my Blogland friends are very precious to me and I love to keep in touch with you all!
Off to do a little sewing now - hugs!

12 Lovely People said ...:

On my Verandah.. said...

Hi Lurline...I love the top quilt it is Fabulous I will pop over to Christine's blog...also I am A Huge fan of Kim Mclean & love that Quilt...
~maree~

MYRA said...

Oh! Surprised! You did something different here with your comments pop-up... Interesting... 8-)
Those quilts are absolutely gorgeous Lurline!!! Awesome!!! I'm off to check Christine's blog now...
Happy stitchings! 8-)

Bernadette said...

This is much easier for me to comment on your blog Lurline. The other way which opens up an extra pop up always causes me much grief taking half a dozen attempts with dial up. Now I will be able to leave you more comments!! Christine's work is wonderful isn't it.

Christine said...

Hi Girlfriend
Thank you for the lovely words you have written about me and yes I do miss our time stitching and your great eye for colour and inspiration.Hmm I also miss your great cooking.

cheers
Christine

clare said...

Hi Lurline ,thanks for visiting my blog . Your quilts are stunning ! Clare's Craftroom

Needle and Thread said...

Hi Lurline

I agree with all the comment that you have received so far. Your quilts are stunning! What more can I say.

Happy quilting,
Millie

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh I love that quilt. It is so so well done and so amazing.

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful quilts........I follow both you and Christine......

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh you are a very talented quilter!
My Siter is a quilter too.
It is nice to have had you stop by my blog...Another Aussie gal!

em's scrapbag said...

The quilts are beautiful. Truely amazing. Thanks for sharing.

everythingquilts said...

The first quilt is pretty but I love the second one, I think it is just gorgeous.

Christine said...

Thanks for showing Christine's quilts ... they are both beautiful.