Saturday, July 25, 2015

Three more blocks...

Three more raffle quilt blocks have come spinning into existence.

Wowee!! Aren't they wonderful!! 

Here's the inspiration quilt again so you can see if you can spot which blocks they are. I have to admit it took me a while to figure out which one was the aqua petal compass. It's always interesting to see how different colour choices can vary the look of a block.

If you're interested in making you're own Lots of Dots quilt you can buy the pattern at Chris Jurd's etsy shop PatchworkFun. If you start soon you could have it finished in time to show at the quilt show next April. Imagine a whole row of Lots Of Dots quilts in all different colours, now that would be sight!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sunny blocks on a winters day.

It's been snowing here in the Blue Mountains and while outside looks like a winter wonderland, inside has been a hive of activity as the committee members work their blocks for the raffle quilt.

 Here are just a couple of blocks hot off the presses and shining like a warm summers day! 
Isn't it great to see all those dots playing so well together?

Stay warm with happy stitching and we'll be back with more raffle quilt blocks soon.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Work has begun...

...on the 2016 raffle quilt! 

Ever since the decision to make Chris Jurd's Lots of Dots as the raffle quilt the committee members have been having fun rounding up dotty fabrics from their stash. Quite a few new fabrics were bought too, after all it's always fun to have a particular theme to search for and an excuse to go shopping. Once you start looking there are so many wonderful and irresistible dots out there. 

So at Sunday's sewing day, as you can imagine, the table was a happy parade of colourful fabrics as everyone shared their contributions. Lots of dots in all sizes and colours!! The next step was to allocate different blocks to all the raffle quilt sewers and then came the fun part where fabrics were mixed and matched to create the wonderful combinations that make this pattern so eye catching. 

Check out the sneak peek of the beautiful hexagon quilt Chris has on her design wall in the background. Let's hope she finishes that one in time for next years show as one of her featured quilts.

We can hardly wait for show and tell of the Lots of Dots blocks!! They are all going to be spectacular! In the meantime it's the perfect weather for sewing so we hope you're all working on your quilts for next years show too.