Monday, January 28, 2013


Some more holiday photos, this time Canberra.  As you can see we had great weather, high temperatures - low-mid 30s.

Missed out on going to Questacon, we arrived at the entrance and it was closed.  We were unsure as to why, some mention of a fire.  As it was the day we were returning to Sydney we didn't wait for them to reopen.  Maybe next time ...

Great views from the Black Mountain Tower (previously called the Telstra Tower).
Black Mountain

Beside Lake Burley Griffin

If we returned I'm sure we'd spend sometime around and on the lake.  A great spot in the centre of the city.
Impressive flag pole above the Parliament buildings.  Had a bit of a wander through the buildings. 

Outstide the Art Gallery
 Unfortunately we ran out of time and missed the Art Gallery.  We did enjoy a brief walk around some of the sculptures and gardens.  With lots of inspiration for quilts!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mini quilt

While most of my quilts are art quilts, I have also been making smaller (28in sq) quilts for our local Neonate unit.  This is a great size to practice my piecing and free motion quilting.  It is also a great organisation to support.

The pattern for this quilt is a slightly larger version of Mod mosaic floor pillow by Elizabeth Hartman.  Great for using up all those odd sized scraps.  I didn't really cut and piece those tiny pieces - they just get trimmed alot.

Holiday pics

Just a few photos from a recent family holiday.



Crazy rock patterns, Huskisson