Class show and tell

Wednesday

Carole has made more blocks for her Green Tea…..

20150528-175231.jpgand Sue 3 finished off the last of her appliqué for the same quilt, and we trimmed the blocks in class

20150528-175319.jpgAdrienne is progressing with her pyramids for Mrs B

20150528-175414.jpgEllen has decided on a border for her quilt and has made lots of hexagon flowers

20150528-175516.jpgand one of my readers came into the shop and introduced herself, which was just lovely – hi Chris!

Thursday

Lorraine has made these blocks for her quilt

20150528-175653.jpgand in class cut/stitched these

20150528-175743.jpgSue 1 has her Green Tea top together

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20150528-175930.jpgCarylin has her quilt top finished

20150528-180252.jpgand already has three King George III blocks completed

20150528-180418.jpgChris is back from 5 weeks in the UK and USA with fabric

20150528-180458.jpgbooks and stories to share

20150528-180532.jpgSue 2 has the centre of her Emma Mary finished

20150528-180656.jpgand had a very productive cutting morning

20150528-180740.jpgPeggy put the first of 4 borders together

20150528-180812.jpgMarilyn is busy in-setting triangles

20150528-180904.jpgand Jane stitched the last of her pieced borders together ready to stitch on

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Busy days!

Meredithe x

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In the post

The postie had been with some of those lovely-type envelopes this week……….

Fabric club from Treehouse Textileswith fabrics to drool over

20150521-160702.jpg(oops, pardon the thread) and the latest magazine from Quiltmania

20150521-160943.jpgDoesn’t that look fresh? Just the thing to start the weekend!

Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

Wednesday

Carole has made more blocks

20150520-151234.jpgand has put together her hexagon block

20150520-151304.jpgSue 3 has some more of her quilt together

20150520-151334.jpgand had some appliqué ready for stitching

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20150520-151422.jpgEllen has worked very hard and has the centre stars together, along with lots of hexagons

20150520-151509.jpgand Pearl’s backing is progressing very nicely

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Thursday

Carylin has the centre of her latest quilt finished

20150521-142521.jpgand we trialled some borders

20150521-142559.jpgAlison brought in the quilt that she made with me

20150521-142637.jpgwaaaaay back in 2006!

20150521-142705.jpgFiona laid out her quilt and started hand piecing it together

20150521-142739.jpgNanette laid hers out and machined the first three rows together

20150521-142821.jpgJane stitched together her next set of borders and got one sewn on

20150521-142915.jpgSue 2 also has her centre together

20150521-142950.jpgand is busy making the surrounding blocks

20150521-143018.jpgPeggy was on a roll, head down and machine on fire as she made block after block

20150521-143103.jpgLisa spent her time cutting out lots of squares and triangles

20150521-143146.jpgand Lorraine stitched up a hexagon and two diamond stars in class.

20150521-143239.jpgMary Koval‘s beautiful palampore is now in store

20150521-143544.jpgI have my two

20150521-143617.jpgone to cut up

20150521-143643.jpgand one to keep whole!

Meredithe x

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Eliott Stitchers

After a hiatus, for varying reasons, I finally made it back to Eliott’s this week. It was delightful to catch up on a few more episodes with the Eliott Sisters and stitch with my friends. In between we ate a delicious lunch

20150520-145548.jpgand worked our various needles……

Miss H was playing with felt flowers

20150520-145811.jpgalong with working on her latest Aunts block

20150520-145938.jpgand creating severe bag envy with a Mothers’ Day gift from a daughter in the UK

20150520-150033.jpgLulu was keeping warm under Chelsea’s scarf

20150520-150123.jpgI finished another Alice’s Cross block

20150520-150323.jpgGJ was working on her next La Passacaglia block

20150520-150510.jpgand had some show and tell from l’uccello

20150520-150629.jpgAs we left I espied another beautiful Autumn tree, seemingly aflame, in GJ’s garden.

20150520-150741.jpgDon’t you just love the colours of Autumn?

Meredithe x

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May Auntlets’ Report

Oops, late again…..

Oops, not a lot to show…….again……

Blocks 5 & 6 are prepped, but I’m not anywhere near the side triangles that were supposed to be done this month……

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20150519-113212.jpgI shall plod on!

Meredithe x

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Moama day 2

Sunday dawned as another spectacular Autumn day in Moama.

20150518-142438.jpgLynette’s chrysanthemums are putting on a final display

20150518-142604.jpgand the last of her roses were glowing with early morning sunshine and dew

20150518-142650.jpgAt class, after demonstrating some more advanced techniques, and having the students play with them too, we again dined royally for lunch

20150518-142804.jpg(and I forgot to take a pic of the delicious scones, jam and cream we had for afternoon tea – oops!)

After lunch, one of my students, Andrea, brought out some gorgeous show and tell

20150518-142938.jpgYou may be asking yourself why Andrea had enrolled in this needle turn appliqué class…..

20150518-143023.jpgthe above quilts are appliquéd with blanket stitch!

There was time for some more appliqué play

20150518-143303.jpgthen it was time to pack up and say our farewells

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and as the evening sun set this tree ablaze, we left the tranquility of Heather’s Quilting Emporium and headed back to the city.

20150518-143508.jpgUntil I’m back there again, farewell Moama………

Meredithe x

PS My next class at Heather’s Quilting Emporium is in July and is on my templates. If you’d like to join in the fun, contact Heather. Hope to see you there!

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Moama day 1

It’s been such a fun day!

The morning dawned with a clear blue sky, just a little on the chilly side, but the sunshine was so appreciated after the grey, wet skies of Melbourne this past week.

20150516-171814.jpgOoh – when I went to put that photo in, I saw another and need to back track…..last night’s dinner!

20150516-171913.jpghow could I forget? Delicious home cooked silverside and scrumptious veggies. Hmm, hmm.

Anyway…..back to today.

For the weekend I’m teaching a class I call “Appliqué Basics” in which I demonstrate and talk about different methods, techniques, tricks and tips for needle turn appliqué, using this as an example

20150516-172156.jpgBy late this afternoon all 11 students had “sample stitched” some pieces and were setting up for a block.

20150516-172357.jpgHaven’t they done well?

20150516-172433.jpgAs usual, Heather had beautiful flowers

20150516-172509.jpgand fabulous food

20150516-172531.jpgIt was so pleasant to sit outside at lunch time enjoying the garden

20150516-172700.jpgeven in late Autumn there’s lots to see

20150516-172734.jpgand the last of the roses are just stunning.

20150516-172810.jpgHearing a “bock, bock, bock” I looked to see….

20150516-172939.jpgwho was soon joined by another

20150516-173023.jpgwith no food in the offing from me

20150516-173135.jpgit was time to depart!

20150516-173205.jpgAfternoon tea was delicious orange and poppy seed cake

20150516-173323.jpgAll day long I’d been admiring Paula’s pretty basket, so took a pic to satisfy the basket envy.

20150516-173407.jpgLynette joined us and sat fairly quietly stitching the binding on this quilt for her great nephew

20150516-173520.jpgI think we all had a productive day! More soon……

Meredithe x

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