Southern Cross Quilters is an online quilt group for Australians and New Zealanders and expats of those countries.
Currently hosted at YahooGroups, SCQuilters has existed since 1994 and has about 2200 members.

To join the group, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scquilters and read the instructions. Don't forget to tell us your affiliation with Australia or New Zealand and provide us with your location and postcode.

22 August 2013

Virtual Quilt Show: Sharron Shimbel

Sharron Shimbel, My Decade of Trees
This quilt of mine is an adaption of a Piecemakers' Calendar from 2002. I call it “My Decade of Trees”, as that’s how long it took me to finish it. The original pattern is quite different with the on-point blocks set with crazy quilting on the corners, and surrounding a large medallion block of a tree in all four seasons. Each block also included an animal and, in a couple, there were buildings, which I didn’t like as they seemed out of proportion. I used a lot more silk ribbon and embroidery in the blocks and changed a few small details but the best decision I made was to ask Jacki from Brindabella Quilting to machine quilt it for me; she has done a magnificent job.
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