Back in time on the wing of a bird...

Back in time on the wing of a bird...

I recently shared this photo of a new block on instagram. It received so many lovely comments about the bird fabric that I thought I'd share a quilt that I made in 2012 using the same fabric in a variety of colours. Okay- Hopping into our time machine now and whizzing back to April 2012: Here it is... the grand unveiling of my finished  Waltzing Matilda  quilt!! The front is made entirely of two of my most favourite fabrics, Nuala and Matilda, both by  Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom  but from ranges released a few years apart. Everyone knows I love Jennifer's beautiful rich, bright colours. Creating gorgeous toiles in these fabulous colours is brilliant in my humble opinion! I was limited with the design because I only had fat quarters of some of the fabrics and didn't want to waste even a corner by doing any curved piecing, so that left squares or triangles.  The design wasn't planned beforehand. I'm a real player in the sewing room, stick a bit of fab

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Denyse Schmidt comes to town.

Denyse Schmidt comes to town.

I first came across Denyse Schmidt's quilts about 10 years ago. I was fairly new to quilting and still learning what it was all about. In a random search for quilts online I found Denyse's website and saw some of her minimal quilts that looked like modern art. There was no one else making quilts like that at the time. It was one of those landmark moments where I realised there was a crossover of quilts and art. In addition to admiring her quilts I've always loved her fabrics for their vintage inspired patterns and palettes.  So as soon as I heard Denyse was coming to Sydney I so knew I was going! Even Mr Daisy didn't hesitate when I asked if he wanted to come to the lecture.  The big day arrived and we travelled into Sydney for the lecture. While Denyse's visit to Sydney was hosted by Material Obsession, the lecture and workshops were held at The Happenstore, a fabulous new store that opened last year. I'd been hearing lots of great thing

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Adventures in Adelaide

Adventures in Adelaide

I've done it again- written a long saga of a post.  It could be a good idea to grab a cup of tea and settle in to catch up with my latest news. I quite like the idea of us chatting over a friendly cuppa.  Last Friday Mr Daisy and I took off to Adelaide. It's always a wonderful feeling to be flying amongst the clouds, knowing you have exciting adventures ahead. We landed in Adelaide, South Australia, and headed straight for the Art Gallery. Galleries are usually my first stop and are in fact quite often the reason I'll visit a city. I grew up in art galleries, so I love the echoing sounds of big rooms, that certain smell, and of course the art. There is always something to admire and inspire. In this case I knew that there were a couple of pieces made by the Tent Makers of Cairo. I'd only ever seen these works in photos so to see the work in real life was a treat. I didn't take many photos. I think I was just immersed in the beauty and forgot to take

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