Friday, April 24, 2009

Off On Another Genre!

I am taking Quilters' Licence and using the term 'genre' rather loosely - generally applied to music and art, but what is quilting? Anyhow, we are lucky to have the above book, by Annette Gero and Kim Mclean in our WAQA library, so it is nice to have a little browse for a month!

You have seen the lovely little Courthouse Steps blocks I have recently been doing on my Dolly Quilt Swap - isn't the above so similar and I have lots and lots of repro fabrics!

The blurb on this quilt hasn't come out clearly - never mind - it was made by Jeannette Dick, c. 1867, Victoria!
A gorgeous Log Cabin with Tumbler Borders, made by Nicholes Wallace, c. 1895, Victoria!
I have really enjoyed doing the Courthouse Steps and a Tumbler Quilt has always been on my agenda, so I can feel another Lurline Quilt coming on - will be fun to puddle along and fondle those beautiful repros again!
I'm still madly trying to put finishing touches to two QuiltWest quilts - I think, I hope, I will make the deadline, so can't get too sidetracked at the moment. Dear friend Robin has given me a little foundation pieced house to try - only 6" square, so must have a little play there! Also, lots of Happy House blocks have been coming in and I still have quite a few of mine to do!
The weekend is nearly here again, so hopefully lots of time to play - DH flies out for a 10 day Bowls Carnival in Adelaide on Sunday for about 10 days - whoopee! Mum and I will live on Vegemite on toast, less washing to do and I can read until 3am if I so desire - oh, yes, and I will miss him terribly, too (lol)!
It is Anzac Day here tomorrow - a day dedicated to honour our brave who have fought in wars in which Australia has participated - from the bottom of my heart thank you and yours - there is so much to say! I must offer my thoughts, hopes and prayers for the brave service men and women and their loved ones the world over, who are serving our countries right at this moment - how right John Lennon was when he wrote the words 'All we are saying, is give peace a chance' - will we ever?

14 Lovely People said ...:

Mildred said...

What a lovely book to browse through. I hope you enjoy your freedom to read into the early morning hours, eat out and girl talk for 10 days!

Bonnie said...

Ah vegemite ... reminds me of a Mem Fox book ... the one about the little possum and her grandma! Love the tumblers border... wow! I wonder how I can duplicate that! And, these quilts were all done without the precise rulers we have now. Thanks for sharing! B.

Notjustnat said...

Lurline, I was fortunate enough to be the first to check-out this book from the library where I work. I have also own the beautiful dust jacket from it too. In our library being a university library they do not shelve books with the dust jackets on them. For this reason I have started making handmade books from the discarded dust jackets. It is really a beautiful book.

Cardygirl said...

My DH gave me this lovely book for my birthday it si inspirational. I adore the stories of these women, one came from not far from where I live. The patterns are gorgeous & it is lovely to have a window into earlier quilters lives who did so much without fabric stories!

Julia said...

Can't wait for mine to arrive in the mail...it will be lovely to have our quilt history all in the one book.
Thanks for sharing Lurline..
Hugs Julia ♥

Joy said...

What a gorgeous book!! I love reading about the history of quilts, and this one is Australian!! I must check at my local library and see if they have it.
Thanks Lurline ...
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Janet said...

The book is a good read isn't it? Hear hear to Anzac day, of course I have to point out it's for Australia and New Zealand Army Corp so lest we forget.

clare's craftroom said...

Lovely words regarding Anzac Day , thankyou .

zetor said...

What a good book, hope you enjoy your weekend. Are there any special services etc. for Anzac day ?

Stephanie said...

What a terrific find in your library. Have a terrfic weekend, reading until 3 AM. :o) With quilt bloggers being some of the most generous people I've ever "met" perhaps if we were in charge world peace would happen for sure.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow...I'd have to have a copy of that book...those quilts are gorgeous.

Also have to comment on sweet little bird, doll swap quilt, little round blocks....gosh...I've been away too long. Had fun sitting here for way too long catching up! Thanks for sharing..always a joy to be here.

MYRA said...

What a great looking book to look through...

10 days of just the girls!?! Heaven... and ya you will miss him... Enjoy! 8-)

Your Court House Step is wonderful! Oops about forgetting your bag with all your necessities! A little help from the friends... that is what friends are for! 8-)

Yup! give peace a try.... please!

Happy stitchings!

belinda said...

oooouuu...I love these....I have a pile of strips cut for my courthouse steps...in fact I have been cutting for about 4 different quilts...hope I don't get them mixed up...oh, but maybe that would be a good thing and maybe a 'good' quilt!!

Karen said...

I have always been drawn to the antique Courthouse Step quilts! Wouldn't mind having one.