I had some lovely visitors this week, who brought in their quilts to show and tell. The first two were Kathie and Sandra with their African Quilts. About three years ago, I had my original African Quilt at the Maleny Quota Quilt Show, and these two girls bought a packet of African Squares each. Of course, almost every time I saw them after this, I'd ask them how their quilts were going...? I caught up with them again at this year's quilt show (last weekend - haven't posted about it yet) and they promised to bring their quilts into the shop.
And here they are! They used a 1 inch black and white stripe, instead of the original diamond print I used and has become very hard to find. (Of course there's instructions to paper piece the sashing in the pattern I did for the magazine - but it's a lot of work and a similar effect can be achieved just by using an effective fabric and imagination.)
The second one was my friend Jill who's been making Kellie Wulfson's (Don't look now!) Lillie Pilly quilt, which her daughter fell in love with in my shop. Jill used aquas, blues and turquoises for Greta's quilt and extended the borders to make a large bed sized quilt. The background fabric is Kyoto cloth (again - I just love this bamboo cotton!) and she's hand quilting it. It's so soft with the bamboo and a lovely beige gingham on the back!