Australian Quilt Market was fantastic! It was wonderful to catch up with so many customers and see all the delicious new products that are coming out too. I felt very proud to be part of what has become a very well organised and significant event on the Australian Quilt Calendar:
I was so excited to actually have my quilt (well, quilt top) complete and hanging up for display. I did mention last time I wrote to you that I was on a deadline. Well, I didn't quite make it and had to phone and say, "Can you just leave me 53" of display space please!? I'll be there to hang it as soon as I finish the borders!" So I guess I did make it:
I have of course used lots of Rosie's yummy Grandmother's Flower Garden fabrics by Lecien and lots of my other favourites like Flower Garden and Basics. I hope that you enjoy adding your own name when you stitch this quilt, as you can see here in Block 8. In Block 2 there's a spot for the year that you complete the quilt, (suggestion: leave that blank until you complete Block 9! LOL):
I must rush off now as I have to make up a quilt back, race down and buy some cotton batting, and baste! As I put the finishing touches to each pattern over the next little while (the patterns will out in a few weeks) during the working day, I shall be sitting and hand quilting at night time. I have a lot of fun ahead of me and I shall keep you up to date!
Leanne Beasley xxx