Sunday, 30 January 2011

A Day Out and State Fair

Yesterday I spent the day with some of the girls from Friends in Stitching. Pauline at Calico Crossroads in Exeter very kindly allowed us to meet in her lovely store. We did lots of talking and eating and (in my case at least), a little stitching. This is the only decent photo I managed to take. From the left is Sarah, Alex and Cathy. Pauline and Sarah both have more pictures if you're interested in taking a look.

I've done as much as I can on my State Fair Schnibble.

I decided to make the borders wider which means I'll need to purchase another charm pack of Oasis before I can finish it.

Of course, it has been thoroughly 'cat-scanned' by Oliver ...

and Molly even had a good look!

In fact, Oliver was quite a pain ... I was lucky to get any photos without him in them!

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Yesterday I put my 2010 Friends in Stitching BOM together ... rather pleased with how it's looking ... photos coming soon. Today I had band practice. After a three year break I've started playing the trombone again ... I have until Easter to get back into form for the Australian Brass Band Championships in Adelaide.


  1. It is lovely...
    I did just a few blocks of this one when I sewed the pattern...:0)
    Oasis was the perfect choice!

  2. nice quilt...........goodluck with the girls had some fun at the shop.........

  3. Your schnibbles quilt top looks great, Christine, even with only 2 borders. Colours are gorgeous. Yep, keep limbering up those lips!!!!!!!!

  4. Another pretty creation Christine......I have to admit I am quite amused (actually grinning like a cheshire cat) that a 'mild mannered lady' like yourself blasts on a great trombone...nothing at all like your beautiful delicate quilts

  5. Pretty quilt and I love your "assistants."

  6. I love your new girlie-look quilt! It looks gorgeous.

  7. Beautiful fabrics and great pattern for the quilt top... can't wait to see the end product!

  8. I hope you don't mind me asking but where did you get the pattern? Beautiful quilt by the way.

  9. I love your color palette; you seem very consistent. I'm forever switching off between soft pastels and neon orange as I have no consistency whatsoever - lol. The state fair quilt is just lovely. I love seeing pictures of Oliver too - he clearly approves of your palette 8).

    Happy quilting,
    Susan in Texas

  10. Love your new top Christine....sounds like a perfect way to spend the day...

  11. The quilt is lovely. The colours and the pattern match well. I can't believe Oliver looks just like my cat, except Stumpy has a bobtail. He is sitting behind my laptop now and he sits behind my sewing machine when I sew.

  12. Beautiful your quilt!!

  13. Its looks so beautiful fabrics and great pattern for the quilt top. can't wait to see the end product! Thanks for sharing... keep it up and we will be waiting for your next post.

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