Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Perfect Timing.

Last week we were so excited to receive the fabulous Tree of Life panel by Di Ford, with Petra Prins and Nel Kooiman.  This great new Tree of Life Panel is taken from an appliqué centre done by Di for a quilt featured in Petra's book, " Promenade dans un Jardin Hollandais".

It really was perfect timing to receive new stock of Petra's wonderful book, full of gorgeous quilt patterns, including the pattern for the Tree of Life quilt.

If you haven't already got a copy of this book and you love collecting beautiful Quiltmania publications...well this is one of the best and you won't be disappointed with its pages full of inspiration.

What a fabulous and very special day we had on Sunday when we were lucky enough to be invited to join Di Ford Hall for lunch and show and tell with the Secret Sisters and Di's Friday girls.

Good grief, it was a show and tell like no other, piles and piles of the most astounding quilts...way too many to show in one blog, but we had to give you just a little taste of some of the quilts we saw.  All the quilts shown have been made by The Secret Sisters, Di's Friday Girls and of course, those made by Di herself.

Poppies..pattern by Di Ford Hall
Route 66...pattern by Di Ford Hall

Civil War Bride...pattern by Corliss Searcey
Homage to Sallie Ann...pattern by Di Ford Hall
The Morrell Quilt...pattern by Di Ford Hall
Rotherfield Greys....pattern by Di Ford Hall
The Grove Documentation Quilt....pattern by Di Ford Hall
Quilt by Virginia Enright
Pattern by Blackbird Designs
Pattern by Blackbird Designs
Drayton Hall...pattern by Di Ford Hall
And as if that wasn't enough for a brilliant Sunday afternoon we were thrilled to be able to share it with Brenda Papadakis....phew, thank goodness there was at least one Dear Jane quilt in the show and tell....Thank You Di for such a wonderful day.

Dear Jane...pattern by Brenda Papadakis
What is a poor dog to do after a show and tell like that...the only way Sammy could compete for the perfect photo after all those amazing quilts was to look up and show us his beautiful big brown puppy eyes.


  1. Oh,those quilts...I need time,time,time

  2. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful, wonderful show-and-tell!!! Such beautiful quilts - You Aussies gals are really blessed with some amazing quilt makers. And Sammie's big beautiful eyes are just as perfect too as these stunning quilts ;o)

  3. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Sammy is so cute!!!!