Friday, November 20, 2009

Down Under Quilts!

What an exciting magazine - that is Issue 938, 2009 - one of the best late night reads I have ever had! Congratulations to Deborah and all concerned!

Below, Big Blooms by Wendy Williams!

As you can see Kaffe Fanfare by Kathy Doughty!

Our very own Western Australian, Ruth de Vos!

Octagon Tiles, made by Lorraine Downey, who found inspiration for this quilt in The Patchworks of Lucy Boston by Diane Boston! I am quite smitten with this quilt and will certainly make sure the pattern is kept in a safe place for 'one day'!

Very sad and expensive, I haven't found my scissors and guess I won't now - to be on the safe side I have sent to the Scissorman who imports these little gems!

Here are the fabrics I have chosen for Sleep Baby Sleep, pattern by Christine - please pop over and visit her if you would like the pattern, she has it for sale! I have taken quite a different slant colourwise - hope it turns out nicely!

Happy weekend everyone - I hope to get lots of preparation done to take to a wonderful retreat, Avalon, next weekend!

20 Lovely People said ...:

Stephanie Hughes said...

Lurline, Love the magazine! I want one. Have a great weekend and looking forward to checking out these scissors! Steph

Nedra said...

I love Australian quilt designers. I am always inspired by the talents from "Down Under". Sorry to hear you still haven't found your scissors. What do you want to bet that once you purchase new ones, the missing pair will show up?

Anonymous said...

I am going to get myself a pair of those scissors, they must be good if you bought two pairs.
Love your fabrics and must go and get the current DUQ looks great.


susis quilts said...

dear lurline,love those big blooms,too,thanks for sharing,have a nice day,susi

Julia said...

The mag looks great..must check it out.
Love your fabric choice for 'Sleep Baby Sleep'..
hugs Julia ♥

antique quilter said...

oh that issue does look like a goodie
and I LOVE the quilt you do too!
wow those scissors must be good if you bought 2 pairs of them
have to say one can never have enough scissors :)
thanks for sharing the pictures with us.
love your fabric choices for that quilt I am going to make it too ;)

My name is Riet said...

That looks like a wonderful magazine Lurline. I must see if I can buy it over here.

Chookyblue...... said...

thank goodness you solved the problemt of the scissors.........ordering

carole ann said...

Thanks for sharing about the magazine, love the Wendy Williams quilt. I have also bought the Sleep Baby Sleep pattern and will make it for my grandson's birthday in January. Love your color choices, have not made mine yet.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

what a lovely post!
So nice to see a magazine with lovely stuff in it! Good luck with your scissors,

Unknown said...

I love that magazine and so wish I could get it easily here in the US. It looks like some great things in this issue.

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for sharing the magazine. I can see why you enjoy it so.

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

I can see I will have to find that magazine! You know your scissors will probably turn up know you have bought some more!!! xo

wishes, true and kind said...

How gorgeous is that Big Blooms quilt?!?!? Awesome!


Such a neat magazine--pretty quilts and fabrics!!
It is great when we find a truly great pair of scissors--I have a brand that I love too--and when I recently had a little extra money--I did get a second pair--it is still on the card--it is for --if I lose the ones I am using--or if for some reason the start not doing their job well!!!
Hugs, Di

Sherri said...

That magazine looks the big blooms quilt! Is it a new publication?

Beth Karese said...

So many temptations to make! I do like the Octagon Tiles quilt. It would be a fun one to do fussy cutting. You sure took care of your scissors issue! I've heard great things about Kai scissors.

Myra said...

Looks like a great magazine there Lurline!!! Love that Big Blooms quilt!!! Wow! 8-)

Great scissors! Tie them down to something would ya!? lol! 8-)

Those look like great fabrics you've chosen for Christine's pattern!

Happy stitchings!

Nanette Merrill said...

Forgot to say how wonderful your scissors are with your name!

Unknown said...

Any way of either getting a copy if the magazine or pattern?