Wednesday, May 20, 2015

3 fabulous things happened this week!


I've been a bit speechless, in a good way, since seeing the cover of Quiltmania's newest publication Simply Moderne. Partly because I was busy falling off my chair in surprise, and then because I've been happy dancing and cheering with delight, 
because they chose my Bubbles quilt for the front cover!!
Yes, that's right, I'm a cover girl! 
Awesome huh?! 
Knowing the quality of Quiltmania's magazines and books, this is bound to be a great magazine to watch out for when it hits the news stands in June, or you will be able to order it from the Quiltmania website here. I for one can't wait to see what other fabulous projects are inside.


But wait there's more!!! 
I'm honoured to be the Featured Blogger in the May/June edition of Quiltmania! Here's the cover of the magazine,
 and here's me, with a big smile.

A huge thanks to Quiltmania for featuring my blog. I always try do my best to make Blue Mountain Daisy a fun place to visit. 

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The third fabulous thing was receiving the email saying my entries into the 2015 Modern Quilt Show Australia had been accepted.  I'm so pleased to be able to be part of this show, it sounds like it's going to be amazing with lots of quilts, and workshops by the Material Obsession team. A big shout out to the Woollongong Modern Quilt Guild for organising such a great national event.  You can find out more information on their website here

Here are the show details 
When:  Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 10-3pm 
Location: The Pavilion - Bong Bong St, Kiama

The venue is by the beach so not only will we get to see lots of amazing quilts but this mountains girl is looking forward to seeing the ocean and walking on the beach. I like to make little nature sketches in the sand using things I find. Just goes to show creativity can strike anywhere, anytime. I'll leave you with some photos of a few nature sketches I've made in the past.

Rock heart


Windswept

Lines in the sand

Ocean's Bounty

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wild Goose Chase


 I recently realised that one of my favourite quilts, Wild Goose Chase only ever got a brief mention on my blog as part of another post so I decided to give it its own moment in the spotlight. 
 

Monday, May 11, 2015

A few little purchases and winners


It seems like ages since I bought myself new fabric. When I moved into my sewing room and consolidated my stash into one room I realised how much fabric I have. Enough for a life time! It doesn't mean I'm going to stop buying fabric but I have slowed up for now.  

But it's still fun to buy pretty things.
Which leads to the question...

What do you buy you have overflowing stash of fabric but you're at the Springwood Quilt Show surrounded by colourful stalls?? 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Giveaway Day and a News flash!


Yippee Yay!! It's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!
Welcome to those who are new to my blog, 
and of course a warm welcome back to my regular lovely visitors.


but first I have an exciting NEWS FLASH!! 
A super new quilt book featuring Australian quilters called Desert to Sea was just released today!! Here's the fabulous cover. 

This description sums it up perfectly.. 
"Take a journey to the great Land Down Under … Ten beautiful, eclectic quilts designed by eight inspirational Australian quilters, reflective of the bountiful colour and beauty of the Australian landscape and culture. Quilt patterns to entice and challenge passionate quilters to make unique quilts that will bring a little of the Land Down Under into your home. Betty Kerr, Charlotte Dumesny, Danielle Aeuckens, Jane Davidson, Lorena Uriarte, Cathy Underhill, Rachaeldaisy and Jeannette Bruce, bring to you quilts made with their favourite techniques, injected with a piece of their own personalities and style. Compiled by Jane Davidson."

Be the first on the block to own a copy and order of Desert to Sea from Amazon here. This news is hot off the presses, I'm sure there'll be book tours and fun celebrations so stay tuned for more exciting Desert to Sea news. 

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Now back to giveaway day...

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Springwood Quilt Show 2015


The quilt show's not 'today' anymore, in fact a week has flown by since the The Springwood Community Quilt Show, like a rocket with turbo boosters, but here are my photos of this year's show, better late than never. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Springwood Quilt Show is this weekend!!


It's the Springwood Quilt Show's 10th anniversary so it's bound to be better than ever. The show runs from Friday to Sunday, from 10-4pm daily, and is held at the Springwood High School, Grose Rd, Faulconbridge. The hall will be filled with quilts made by quilters of the Blue Mountains. Rhonda Pearce is the guest quilter with her beautiful award winning applique quilts. You can read more about Rhonda and see photos of her quilts on the Springwood Quilt Show blog. And of course there will be lots of vendors with an abundant amount of tempting wares, and delicious meals and snacks being served.  

For the first time in my 5 years of taking part I'm not sewing on labels the night before. My quilts are all neated stacked and ready to be dropped off for the big hanging day, I was going to share a photo of them all in a pile but I didn't get home till late and it's too dark now for pretty pictures. 

But I couldn't possibly have a post without photos so here are some I've taken recently. 
Most mornings Mr Daisy and I go for a walk in our local neighbourhood. We head off quite early and sometimes just as the sun is rising. 

Is that a star still shining in the sky or a UFO whizzing by?

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