traipsing around

Between a visit to Melbourne and then home for Easter with visiting relatives, I’ve had a very busy time of late.

Melbourne skyline from the 34th floor

a rainy Melbourne skyline from the 34th floor

Melbourne was a whirlwind of shopping and sight-seeing, as well as visiting the Australasian Quilt Conference. I saw some beautiful quilts on display…
top left: "Rings & Roses" by Janet Treen, NSW, winner National Quilt award

top left: “Rings & Roses” by Janet Treen, NSW, winner National Quilt award

(unfortunately I didn’t get the names of the other quilt makers in this photo).

…did a little shopping for fabrics and bits and pieces, and attended a talk by Reece Scannell on colour. I didn’t attend a workshop this time, but we certainly managed to fill in a whole day!

We went on a winery tour and tasted some beautiful Australian wines, and even found this giraffe in the middle of the city!
Deakin Building, Federation Square

Whenever I go away I always take a little sewing with me to fill in those odd spare spots of time, so this time I took the last of the little border blocks from the Lollipop Trees quilt that I have been working away at for some time. And I got them all finished!! so now the quilt top can be assembled. Can’t wait to see it all together. These are the last of those little blocks: