Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The End of our Journey by Mary

Hi Anna
Thank you for this challenge.  It has been a special one for me as I lost my lovely Mum at the beginning of November.
So, appropriate for me, and for us all, at the end of our time together.
I have loved sharing our quilts and it has been a good thing for me as I know I have learned lots as I went on this journey with you.
Here is my quilt, quite simple as I was dealing with a lot when I made it.
This is Whale Island which is off our beach, a nature sanctuary. 

Arohanui to you all and I look forward to catching up again some day.

Sunset Mugs - Helen

Recently in a homewares store I was admiring a set of mugs - they were white with 'brushstrokes' of pastel colours. Then I noticed the design name of Sunset, a name that definitely didn't match the mugs! I decided to make a quilt with a new design that I believe is more appropriate for Sunset mugs.
We've had a most enjoyable ride over the last few years and I hope we can catch up in the future, maybe at one of Pam's spectacular fireworks displays.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Red Sails in the Sunset by Kerry

Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me
She sailed at the dawning, all day I've been blue
Red sails in the sunset, I'm trusting in you

My husband and I have sailed yachts over the years and this song comes to mind in the evenings while enjoying good company and a wine or two.
I used Dye na Flow to paint the background and appliqued the yacht.

So many years have passed since we started this lovely challenge group I know that it has been enjoyed by all those participating. Especially me as I have evolved as a quilt artist over this time and it has allowed me to try new techniques.Of course we will all meet again. Thank you Deb and Pam for your organising skills they have kept us on track. 


 There is nothing like a beautiful sunset, especially watched with a glass of wine in hand and perhaps shared with friends on holidays. I've taken many photos over the years but it's very difficult to translate sunsets to fabric as they usually involve so many amazing colours and unusual cloud formations! So in the end I went for a totally contemporary view!!

This photo was taken on the Noosa River in 2014.

I hope you enjoy your quilts Anna. 

"make a wish" stitched by Margie

As the sun sets the first stars begin to appear in the night sky– if you should see one, make a wish!
It came to me in the middle of the night to add a little star to my ‘sunset’ quilt.
And as the sun sets on the Stitchers Across the Ditch, may all your dreams come true. 
With love, Margie


Thanks Anna for an appropriate challenge.  Thanks everyone for a great six years.

It was fantastic time knowing all of you and keeping in touch.

 Will continue to be the social secretary for the Sydney Quilt Show dinner each year.
Know it will be the Saturday night of each exhibition.
See you all there in 2017.

And of course bigger and better fireworks next year.

Hugs to everyone


Sunset for Anna (from Kay H)

Hi Anna,

We've seen skies like this before... quite unreal really, but nature is amazing sometimes.

Whenever we see a sunset from our deck we always comment on it and are thankful for the day,

All the best!

Kay H