Wednesday, 2 February 2011
I have been quite busy in the last few days - I finished this quiltlet, Speed 2, for SAQA's 2011-2012 Travelling Trunk Show. Yes, it looks a lot like Speed 1, but in different colours, and I quilted it differently as I wanted to see the effect of those lines. The edges are not finished as the quilts will be matted and only 8 square inch will be visible.
I have also been doing something quite different. A while ago I bought this book and I couldn't wait to start playing! At the Lifeline Bookfest in Brisbane last weekend I bought a lot of books in the unpriced section (50 cents per book) and then I got going!
Pages from an old atlas were turned into postcards and envelopes (I've put a few up for sale in my MadeIt shop). Great fun! Some other projects are under way and will be shown here soon.
Meanwhile we are once more glued to the television, radio and the internet as tropical cyclone Yasi is making its way to Cairns and surrounding areas. Cyclones are always scary, but this one is so big and very, very frightening... Queensland has been through so much already this summer and now there is this monster cyclone...
I'm thinking of the people in Far North Queensland (especially my colleagues and quilting friends in Cairns, whom I visited in April 2009) and hoping they will stay safe.