Every year I go to the Sydney Quilt Show I’m excited to see more and more quilts made by my friends. This year my talented quilting buddies, Di B and Sue Murtagh, entered sampler quilts that were the result of a happy, and often hilarious, collaboration over two years.
Di’s Singing the Blues (above) and Sue’s Learning Curve No 1 (below) are in different colourways and differ slightly in their selection of blocks, but these two friends spent many hours together comparing notes, techniques and fabric as each created her uniquely beautiful quilt.
Both Sue and Di machine quilted their quilts on a home machine using the quilt-as-you-go technique.
Several months ago Di let me take more detailed photos of her quilt, but I put off posting them until Singing the Blues had made her debut.
It wasn’t easy to keep it under wraps
I reckon a quilter’s entitled to be just a little excited at having her first quilt hung in an exhibition, especially when it’s turned out so well.