Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Come for a walk down the drive with me...

It's a pretty time of the year and it's exciting to see what the previous owners planted and how things are changing with the seasons.
Buddy's coming :)
A white camellia is in full bloom.
Pretty pink rhoddo's.
I'm not sure what this is, but the tree has clusters of these which look like peppercorns.
Anyone know what this tree is?
This magnolia is spectacular.
The flowers are huge!
I love bamboo, this one has more delicate leaves and isn't as intrusive as the large plants.
 There are flowering cherries everywhere and carpets of fallen blossoms.
And guess who joined us on our walk.
Hope you're having a lovely week.
Carole x

Sunday, September 22, 2013

An art quilt comes together

I've been working on a wall hanging as a class sample for Quilt Symposium 2015.
It's coming together nicely. I challenged myself to make something mostly using calico. You remember that calico that I dyed? Well it has made up the background of the hanging. I'm thinking that the cost to make this wall hanging will be minimal and students will be able to bust out their stashes to complete it.
The wall hanging will be in my usual style, there will be lots of layers, lots of frayed material, and the best part will be that it doesn't matter if you can't get it perfect.
My classes are all about having fun. That's one of the most important requirements when designing a class.
This class will also have a lot of free motion stitching, are you surprised?
If you are a complete beginner you'll be able to make this art quilt. If you've never dropped your feed dogs to sew, you'll be able to make this art quilt.
Are you surprised to see some wee yoyo's tucked up in there too? And there will be some hand stitching, just to embellish :)
Hopefully it will be finished soon and I can show you it all finished!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Gotta share!

Okay I can't keep it to myself any longer!

If you've wanted to do a class with me and haven't had the chance, now's your opportunity - 
I will be one of the tutors at Quilt Symposium Manawatu 2015!
16 - 21 January 2015
Palmerston North Girl's High School
Palmerston North

Watch this space for classes! 
Carole x