Irish Circles

Irish Circles
Last years block of the month

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Great News

Hi everyone,
Great news Rhonda won a prize at the Houston show!
Congratulations Rhonda your Baltimore is outstanding.
New reproductions from Rhonda's shop   
Post Office Patchwork Glenbrook.
Just when you think you have all the reproductions you need another yummy collection arrives.

Thank you girls for all your bookings for Summer School I will get to the invoices next week, some are still making decisions on quilt choices and which days to do so I will give it another week and invoice you all at the same time.
Saturday and Sunday are the most popular days so if you want to come over the weekend let me know.
A few photos of May Baskets.
One of the quilts on offer at Summer School.
This medallion quilt has lovely tessellated borders,appliqué, tiny baskets and tumblers.
I am still finishing this quilt and just love the journey the pretty fabrics and of course you all know my favourite blue. 

Here are class photos from  the Glenbrook Wednesday girls.

A few Whimsical Wools on the way.

I was going to crop the quilt on the wall but I like it.
Most of you local Sydney girls know Bronwyn peeping behind her quilt.
Suzanne's beautiful Marriage Quilt.

Nicky has done a lot more on her "Black Tea"
That's it for today I am going to have lunch with my daughter.
Girls some of your emails bounced back to me so if you didn't get a Summer School email send me another request.
Have a great day everyone!
Karen x


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Spring at last.

The weather has been so lovely having walks with Saxon in his stroller looking at all the blossoming gardens has been very relaxing and Inspiring as I needed some extra flower drawings for my quilt.

I will be sending the Summer School info next week so I will be sewing the last few items today and tomorrow email me if you haven't received an email by Friday as you know I changed my computer this year so there could be some minor glitches. Summer School is open to everyone if you would like the info send me your email.

Patty Harants has started a class in Memphis Tennessee teaching my Trundle Quilt here are the first photos of the groups work.
Prue Mcbride, love the sweet little birds.

 I don't know who is peeping behind that beautiful centre! Nice work

Georgette Carpenter,such a great background .

Thank you girls for sharing your work keep us up to date.

Speaking of America remember the lovely Amish Tapioca we ate at Katie and Emmanuel Fishers, well I had a go at making it! It tasted the same but I don't remember hers having lumps...perhaps using the microwave to speed it up was a mistake, still better then the Tapioca we got at school, the English girls will know what I'm talking about.
I will never forget that wonderful Amish dinner.

Back to sewing.
Sharon has been working on her Sampler for three years but is finally finished.
What a beautiful quilt and such an achievement.

Photos from class this month.

Birds of a Feather made by Karen in about three months.
This pattern is from 1998 such a lovely little quilt.

Some girls can cope with my Petunia off centre.

But girls like Vicky like to centre.
Both look great.

Plain and Fancy

A beautiful Irish Circles by Kerrie.

Bev has been very busy with her cream tea.

And Suzette has finished.

Had to show you these prawn buttons Margaret is going to use them on Whimsical Wool.

Lenore has finished her Eye Candy I think her son will be very happy.

Some close ups.

Really yummy.
New Fabrics arrive at Post Office Patchwork Glenbrook and of course this is my pile.

A lady handed in her button collection to share with everyone such fun rummaging and finding lovely old buttons.

This is Ruskin after a visit from Saxon he gets so tired running away from him.
That's all for today happy stitching everyone,
Karen x