Daily Archives: April 10, 2016

A Patch of Dreams

It’s fascinating and fabulous what patchworkers choose as their palette when interpreting their own version of a pattern. When teaching ‘A Patch of Dreams’ table runner as a class at PU, individual colour preferences made each product unique.

Heather's 'Patch of Dreams'

Heather’s vibrant flames come from her amazing stash!

Dianne's 'Patch of Dreams'

Dianne’s ‘all things Paris’ fabric, is soft and calming.

Karin's 'Patch of Dreams'

Karin intends extending this into two panels for a single bed quilt.

Tracey's 'Patch of Dreams'

Tracey will add borders to her double pattern and use it for a wall hanging.

… and the original pattern before quilting.

RobynsPatch 'A Patch of Dreams'

RobynsPatch ‘A Patch of Dreams’

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Beautiful Begonias

Recently on a trip to visit M-in-L in Ballarat, had us viewing the Begonias in full bloom. Ballarat holds an annual Begonia Festival and this year’s flowers were amazing.

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

The 2016 Begonia of the Year

The 2016 Begonia of the Year

This is a lego version of the 'Begonia of the Year'.

This is a lego version of the ‘Begonia of the Year’.

Back of the lego version of the 'Begonia of the Year'.

Back of the lego version of the ‘Begonia of the Year’.

Ballarat Begonia Festival

The hanging baskets were particularly successful.

Ballarat Begonia Festival

Row upon row, upon row …

Ballarat Begonia Festival

Blooms in hot bright colours …

Ballarat Begonia Festival

Blooms as large as dinner plates …

Ballarat Begonia Festival

The display was breath-taking …

The colours were glorious, and if you ever get the chance, drop into the Ballarat Begonia Festival in March each year, or during April – the flowers last so well.

I wonder what patchwork quilts could come from these vibrant bright colours …..

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Africa Quilt – Giraffe

The Africa Quilt designed by Pauline at PU, has the Pascoe Patchers up to their ‘necks’ in fusible web as the third block is appliquéd down onto their backgrounds.

Julie's giraffe with hand embellished manes.

Julie’s giraffe with hand embellished manes.

Betty's Giraffe using no-sew applique

Betty’s Giraffe using no-sew applique

Karin's giraffe with traced shapes ...

Karin’s giraffe with traced shapes …

RobynsPatch giraffe has eyes yet to be appliquéd.

RobynsPatch giraffe has eyes yet to be appliquéd and embellishment.

This time, with such tiny pieces, permanent fusible is being used as a technique instead of blanket stitch appliqué.

Wonder what the next animal will be…

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