Hi there from down under. Catherine and I met up for the day at the recent biannual NZ Quilt Symposium. For the first time I entered a quilt into the judged exhibition. I got the shock of my life when I won the Amateur Traditional section. Here's a photo of my quilt.
It took me 5 years to hand piece and hand quilt it. It was fun making the blocks as every one is like a new quilt with different fabrics and I could stitch them on planes trains and in the car. Putting it all together was a long slow job. I over achieved on the number of blocks I needed so have just finished the top of another the same and about 2/3 the size!
I haven't decided on my next hand pieced project yet - they are great to have when travelling. Joanne.