Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hello 2011

Happy New Year and Hello 2011!
This is the first post from my new computer....
I've started this post a million times but, to tell the truth, I'm not finding the MacBook Pro as user friendly and fantastic as I'd anticipated ;(
Anyway, I've updated my blog's appearance with a new template and a photo of one of my quilts as the background.
The quilt is one I made a few years ago and called Lima Puluh Bintang, which is Bahasa Indonesia for Fifty Stars, and won fist prize for traditional quilts at the Brisbane Exhibition... it must be in 2003 I think. It was really popular as a class - so much so that I made another one in different colours. This one won First Prize Traditional in the Australian Quilt Show, and was exhibited at Houston, Chicago and Lyon. It was still 50 Stars, but I called it Sea, Stone, Sand and Sky - Darwin Cliffs.
Then I made another one in shabby chic .... and I've lost count of the number of times I've taught it now. I even gave a workshop for it at Barcaldine last year!

The original quilt was made soon after I left Darwin with memories of Indonesia and contained many Indigenous prints and Indonesian textiles in those earthy colours. I thought it looked nice as my background - and Blogger let me upload i.e. it wasn't too big!
I've been busy finishing a couple of commissions and a quilt made from all my strips evening off ends of bolts in the shop. It's called 2010 Closure quilt. There are 144, 4 3/4 inch improvised Log Cabin blocks.
This is just the beginning.
You can follow its progress at this stage on Quiltopia!Design facebook page. (I've added a plugin to this blog towards the top of my sidebar on the right, if you'd like to become a fan and see news from my shop.)
This is getting way too long for a blog post in my opinion, so, my New Year's resolution is:
to get a better handle on technology - be more regular at posting on my blog, work out a better web presence solution including my shop, rework my website AND make quilts I really want to make.
How about you?
Till next time,
xo xo Ann.


  1. I love seeing the effect of the same design in different colourways and your 50 Stars quilt is wonderful. Happy New Year!

  2. Beautiful!

    Happy New Year!!

    I am a Brazilian fan!

    Many Kisses!


  3. The new look on your blog is great.


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