Friday, May 7, 2010

New to all this!

I went to the quilt convention in Melbourne last week, saw the beautiful Civil War Bride Quilt and fell in love. Just had to purchase the pattern and try my hand. I did not intend, at the time, to start on it straight away (in the middle of Jacob's Ladder quilt no 2) but I could not resist. I also purchased a stack of fresh lime, aqua and pink fabrics (among others) at the convention and I decided to experiment with a bit of a different look for 'The Bride'. I am a new quilter and I have never tried applique before. I am also impatient. Therefore, I am using the raw edge applique technique. Is that really bad? I feel like I am cheating after reading so many of your blogs! Anyway, I am happy with the results so far and find the experience quite exciting. I can only imagine how rewarding it must be to complete a needle turned block!!

Willowmere is the name of my property (200 acres just outside Canberra, Australia). We are so lucky to live in a country position only 30 mins away from the city centre!

Thought I might share a photo or two of my progress to date!

Willowmere Karen.


  1. Lovely blocks Karen, now you just need to post them on the CWBQ blog for everyone to see..
    Well done.

  2. Karen, these blocks are stunning. Can't wait for the next one!Kathy

  3. Beautiful blocks! So fresh and playful. I came to know about your lovely blog through Kathy :)