Amanda Daly

Amanda Daly
I've been passionately working with fabric for more than 25 years . . . relax with me as you read about my life and my quilts

Monday, 23 August 2010

Down Under

I used to be a really regular contributor to Down Under Quilts magazine but due to family issues I had very little time last year and didn't get around to submitting any of the my quilt patterns for publication.

I've just received my e.mail copy of the August issue and my project "Midnight Jewels" is on page 44. It's a wall hanging and of course it's a bit 3 dimensional.

The October issue will contain another of my projects - a cot quilt. I made this quilt long before our next grandbaby was even concieved (in anticipation of the long awaited addition to our family). The whole family now eagerly awaiting our newest grandson's birth in December. This is the first time we have know the sex before the birth, at first it felt a bit like opening Christmas presents before Christmas and I wasn't at all sure that I really wanted to know, but now it feels right.

Sunday, 15 August 2010


I spent the weekend running a mostly 3D workshop for the Queanbeyan Quilters.

It was a bit fresh and breezy outside but wonderfully warm in the hall.

Many thanks to all the ladies for a great weekend.

All of the quilts look spectacular. Everyone worked energetically and enthusiastically, most even did some homework on Saturday evening which is way above and beyond the call of duty and no one complained (too much) about the hand basting, (the chocolate probably helped).

I love to get away and visit quilt groups and this weekend was no exception, good country hospitality - thanks especially to Helen for making me so welcome in her home.