Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Gifts, blocks and Chris Botti

For those who follow my blog, its no surprise for you that I love music just as much as I love quilting. So today, for the second time I had the opportunity to see Chris Botti (American Jazz trumpeter) live in my hometown of Melbourne.  The show was amazing and in the end I had a chance to have a foto taken with him which made my day.

Now back to quilting ...
I have been re-arranging some of my linen cupboards and found some old quilts I made quite a while ago. This one I made 10 years ago and its machine pieced and quilted.   I always love red and green quilts.

Here is a closeup of one of the blocks.

I'll take more pictures of other old quilts I made and will post on future blog posts.

This week I purchased a few fatquarters of some modern looking fabrics, which I have been using...

in the block of the month  hosted by Craftsy. I made 3 blocks this week.

I am having fun playing with grey and yellow, which are combinations I have never tried before.

Yellow is such a fabulous colour to add to other colours...

My friend Teresa sent me these blocks as part of the Farmer's Wife block swap we do. The fotos don't do its justice.

She made me this adorable book cover, which I absolutely love... I already had the right size notebook and it fits perfectly.

And lastly, I want to dedicate to all of you who read my blog and send me lovely messages regularly, this mauve rose, the foto which I took this morning in my garden.... its has a wonderful fragance.


  1. Love the red and green quilt and will look forward to seeing more of your quilts. Yellow is a favourite colour of mine so love what you have been doing with it and great FW blocks. Take care.

  2. Hope you had a wonderful time at the concert ( by the look on your did!!!). I absolutely adore your quilt.
    The blocks are amazing and the colors couldn't be more perfect.
    Your roses look great. I can't smell them though.
    Glad you liked my blocks.

  3. Luckt you, a Chris Botti concert and a pic also. It's fun to play with new fabrics and blocks, your look very nice.

  4. Olá Celia,

    que manta maravilhosa!, era uma pena estar guardada. Adorei as cores e todas as combinações feitas em outros blocos. Está tudo lindo de se ver. Que bom tirar uma foto ao lado de um artista que admiras.
    Também gostei muito dos blocos da troca, lindos.


  5. Lots of lovely eye candy in this post - and I don't just mean the quilting snaps!

  6. Oh how wonderful that you got to meet one of your idols in the music world. You have been busy on the quilting front too, I really like the yellow and grey block, such pretty fabrics

  7. O seu quilting de há dez anos é lindo!


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