Sunday, January 29, 2012

GooD oLe HoMe

It's always FUN being away (even for a few days) but it's great to be HoMe again.


Hubby and I visited Tamworth (country New South Wales) for their annual country music festival. Both DD's were up there also so it was FuN spending time with them too. We did the usual tourist "thing" by visiting the very  l-a-r-g-e  guitar...
We enjoyed just walking the street listening to all the buskers... some were very talented too... but just "people" watching is so much fun as well. There are lots of shows to go to and also the rodeo to watch. We made some new friends from New Zealand, enjoyed the company of family... what better way to spend a few days.
The festival is a FuN place to be. It lasts 10 days and is held at the end of January each year. We've been several times and will definitely go again. You don't even have to be country music fans to enjoy the atmosphere... it has lots to occupy your time.
I visited Helen's blog some time ago where she showed a wonderful child's quilt she had made. It had a twist block that I had never seen before. I liked what I saw so I sent away for a pattern. One day a week or so ago I decided to try this twist and so contacted HELEN again for any tips. She (as always) was very gracious and gave me a few. She also passed on a link to another site with a GrEaT tip... (saving left over triangles) that I used... so thanks Helen.
I've finished the flimsy and will complete the quilt over the next week or so. I really think it's a wonderful quilt for a child's play rug. You can attach a rattle or soft toy to the "twist" for them to play with.


I'm keeping this one here at home, ready for any "news" to come my way. 
I'll also make another one in PiNk...  for future little girls ... xxx
(NO I'm not going to be a grandmother any time soon... I'm just being prepared...haha).
Twist block.
Cute block fabric.
Enjoy the rest of YoUr weekEnd.

16 comments:

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

it's nice to get away for a bit ;-)
that twist block looks interesting
another one on the 'to try' list ;-)

shez said...

hope to meet you and hubby at Tamworth next year if you are going again as we have both wanted to go and have not been as yet.
Lovely floor rug for your grandma hope chest Chez,i did the same thing and by the time our 1st grandie arrived there was no rush to make things as i was already prepared,lol.

Christine M said...

Looks great Cheryll. I haven't seen that twist block before. Looks like you had a good time at Tamworth. I've never been there. Maybe one day!

Narelle said...

My kinda holiday :)
I don't think I've heard of a twist block ... lovely quilt and I like the idea of attaching toys.

Fiona said...

How fun to go to Tamworth... love the twisty block....
Hugz

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

What a lovely block. I have not seen that one before. A cute quilt to tucked away for that special little person one day xx

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Great quilt! the teddy bears are adorable and the twist block looks interesting. Your future grandchild will love it.

Cath said...

It is a lovely quilt...nothing wrong with being prepared. I have had a "Little Treasures" chest for quite some time now and none of my three are near the stage of serious relationships, let alone having babies!

Larissa said...

That's a gorgeous quilt top Cheryll!! ... Glad you enjoyed your time at Tamworth - I've heard its a great festival!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Always nice for a little get away! How funny, we just taught the twisted 'bow-tie' in two of our sewing classes. Great little quilt.

donna said...

Sounds like you had FUN. I just love the twist block. It looks like a lot of fun.
Hugs
donna

Cardygirl said...

Sounds like a lot of fun at Tamworth...yee-haa!

Allie said...

That festival looks like a lot of fun, I'm so glad you had a great time! Love that quilt...what a neat idea.

Bev C said...

Hello Cheryll,

Tamworth sounds like a wonderful experience. Love that twist block,hope you do get a little one for them one day.
Happy Monday.
Bev.xoxo

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sounds like you had a fun time. it's nice to spend some time away doing something you really enjoy.

O'faigh said...

Hello Cheryll, glad you enjoyed the Tamworth festival....unusual block...Hugs O'faigh

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