This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Shattered 9 Patch...New Project and Lunch with Theodora Cleave!!!

Wow was all that I could say when I saw these quilts...
especially the ones above and below...made by Debbie at my Needlework Group...
Called the Shattered 9 Patch and done in Japanese fabrics!!!
Simply stunning!!!
And lucky us...Debbie is going to be running a workshop on this quilt...
what a good test that will be for Nina (my new machine)!!!

same quilt using different fabrics!!!

More quilts using totally different fabrics!!!


They are just beautiful...good job girls!!!

A new little project for us by Fiona which I'm keen to do...
I haven't done many felt projects but do so enjoy them!!!
And one can never have enough pin cushions right...I find them addictive, just like bags!!!

And on the same day I met up with Barb of Theodora Cleave...new to town here

Both being gluten free we headed off to North Street Cafe and Bar which specializes in the most delicious gluten free food...
Here's Barb's choice...an Asparagus Bruschetta...

Home made beef sausages...crispy roast potato and a salad for me...
Can't get much better than that...lunch after sewing and planning new projects!!!

And a surprise gift from Barb...these gorgeous buttons!!!
Thank you so much Barb...
if you're interested to see more of what Barb has been up to visit her blog over here...
The weather here is absolutely beautiful...took a beach walk yesterday...
now I'm just waiting for Summer and more Salty Blue Days!!!

25 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Dzintra, What lovely quilts and cute pincushions. I am taking some time off while John is undergoing medical tests but I have a post on right now about my blog friend who has sheep and sells her own yarn and felt - I bet you and your crafty friends would enjoy seeing her sheep! The food you and your friend enjoyed looks yummy! My love to JoJo.

Fer said...

Those quilts certainly are a wow! The first 2 especially. :-)

Marls said...

Great quilts and I am very excited. I have a shattered nine patch I made a few years ago, in African fabrics. I have been struggling with what border to put on it -now I know.
Thank you for sharing the quilts.

Margaret said...

Shattered nine patch quilts get the top award from me , they are fabulous and loved seeing all that healthy food.

Notjustnat said...

Hey, these are great quilts. Now I know what you want the Japanese fabric for. It will be a fun class. Wow, new comer in town. Will go and visit her blog soon - Have a nice weekend - Hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra....these truly are amazing...ESPECIALLY THE FIRST ONE; it looks like a stained-glass window from a church!!!! WOW! I cannot wait to get a sewing machine!!!

How are you? Anita

Terry said...

Hi
Looks and sounds like you've been busy. Good Busy
Great quilts buttons to die for and new friend for lunch.

Keep being busy

Kath said...

Oh I love that pin cushion and those buttons!

Maree: said...

What a Lovely day & for you to meet Barb...I have been a fan of hers for many years back when she was Woodcutters Daughter...those Buttons are Gorgeous...Glad you had the chance to spend some time with her..
cheers

Simone de Klerk said...

Those quilts are absolutely stunning! And I love the little project you are going to make. How cute!
Wow, you had a wonderful lunch with wonderful people! Lovely buttons from Barb!

Nezzy said...

Those quilts just blew me away! They look like magnificent works of stained glass. I can't imagine how difficult they are to piece together.

God bless ya and have a terrific weekend sweetie!!!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Hi Dear Queen! What striking beautiful quilts and what a lovely day you had! As summer approaches the Great Down Under, autumn is definitely in the air for us. I saw your Cabaret post on FB... Good Luck~ Bet you can't wait! xxx Vicki

Astrid said...

GOSH!!! Stunning quilts! Green is usually not my first choice, but I do love that green/blue shattered 9 patch quilt! Something new to me that way of doing 9 patches. Yummy food and yummy buttons too, and that cute little pincushion!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Dzintra
Well these quilts are quite intricate... some clever sewers in your group...

The weather is pretty exciting here today also.. I should get off the internet and out of the house.. we're still having some cold rainy days also...

Have a great weekend my friend.. xxx Julie

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, You have had a great week. It is interesting to see the same quilt done in the different tones. Hope you are going to make one or two.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Bev.xoxo

Micki said...

I love those quilts! Maybe one day you will make one like that. They are very inspirational, and I enjoyed seeing them all!
Micki

DAWNIE said...

Lunch looked great - oh and didnt realise Barb is new to town down there. Just love her buttons - can never have too many looking forward to seeing what you put together with them.

Kimonos and Sushi(OLD BLOG) said...

Luch looked very scumptious...great to catch up with friends and have a lunch...gosh those 9 patch shattered quilts truly amazing crafty ladies

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Dzintra,

Oh we saw so many lovely machines! The most impressive, but certainly not necessary, was the Swedish made Husquevarna....it was divine! But a Bernina will do, or even a Singer for that matter! I have no time to be a seamstress, but I could use something to simply put things together! Either way, I will think of you when I do a stitch!!!! I hope to get a machine around Christmas time; my husband is so generous! BISOUS ma belle! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! And I can't wait for the holidays so we can celebrate TOGETHER! Blogland made the holidays so fun last year; being far away from HOME in California and really not having many family members left, my new "family" in blogland will make things so fun. And a new sewing machine will be well used!!!! Anita

Clarity said...

Dear Dzintra, isn't it lovely that as you are reaching Summer, we, Autumn.

I cannot decide between the beautiful quilt at the top or the blue one. Both, please?

Really modern and riveting design. Glad you had a lovely day with your fellow artiste. Now you made me hungry :)

Quiltbenaco said...

Proprio belli quei quilt.
Sono un'ottima ispirazione!
Ciao Domenica

Terry said...

What beautiful quilts! They're amazing! :0)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH Dzintra! You are drawing something for the show? Are you drawing on fabric for a costume? Oh, thank you for your kind comments!!!! HAVE FUN AT REHEARSALS!!!!! Anita

kiwikid said...

Some beautiful quilts there....how nice to have lunch with Barb...I knew she was away from home but didn't know where...the gf meals look amazing....have been wandering around Canberra myself today.

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