Monday, February 22, 2016

Swarm at Quiltcon 2016!

So "Swarm" is hanging up at Quiltcon this weekend, and while it didn't win anything, it's being admired by quite a few people, and Instagrammed (tagging me) - including the Cotton & Steel instagram account - which, at this point in time, has a staggering 1,815 likes to it! o.O

Thank you to instasheridan, uppercasemag, lynseyruml, and lorena_in_syd, all of whom took photos and tagged me with them!

Now I have to see if I can get Quiltcon to send the quilt to a destination in the US, rather than back to me in Australia. Because I think this will be a gift quilt for a couple of friends in Texas. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WIP Wednesday: the one with namelessness


Hello Luscious

I don't really have a name for this quilt; I've had the pieces lying around for ages, and the pattern is from Camille Roskelley's "Simply Retro" book of quilts.

At the @sydmodsquad sew-in. Chain piecing is the best! #helloluscious #basicgreyfabric #modafabric

The layer cake of Hello Luscious has been sitting around for ages; it's not really my style anymore and I probably should have sold it, but but but but but...

Hello luscious blocks

Did the work at the Sydney Mod Squad sew-in on Sunday - first Sunday of the month at Hobbysew Top Ryde, if you're in Sydney and would like to come along, it's all-day machine sewing, good friends, happy chats, and all things quilty.

Plain Jane Passacaglia

I'm missing the B-pieces for my latest rosette:

#plainjanepassacaglia takes forever when it's only occasional commuting.

Slightly annoying.


1. Shattered Star
2. The Seaweed Is Always Greener
3. 3:10 to Mendocino
4. Intulawoven

All of which can vaguely be seen in this photo of my workroom:

Quilting workroom

I know there's no longer a WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced, but that was pretty much keeping me honest. Not sure if someone else is running something - if you spot something, do let me know! I don't get much traffic my way - my style is too modern for some, too traditional for others, and I don't have the time to get involved in much by way of QALs and bloghops right now. Life can get incredibly busy.

I'm more frequently on Instagram these days as @seldear if you'd like to follow me there. However I will continue to post the WIP Wednesdays as I go!