October is shaping up as a very quilty month.  This coming Saturday I’m going to try to get to the new Craft Expo at the Exhibition Buildings in Carlton, then the weekend after next, there’s the Quilts in the Barn exhibition, with the (Secret Sewing Sisterhood) then there’s the Goldfield Quilters Exhibition on the weekend of the 23-24th of this month.

I’ve still got to get one of my quilts to Quiltstation to actually get quilted for Goldfields and I’m getting distracted  designing a block based on the waratah, in the style of a traditional appliqué block.  I’ve never liked any Australian native flower blocks/quilts that I’ve seen so whether this will actually become something or not is up in the air.

Anyway here is a quick mockup of my design, still a long way to go.  And the inspiration was a wallpaper I saw an image of somewhere.

My Waratah design or the start of anyway

It’s nearly an hour after my bedtime and I’ve got to get up at 5.00am to go to work and teach all day.