Class show and tell

Morning

Jo has finished making the blocks and put them together for her new grandson’s quiltand together we mitred the corners for her hexagon quiltMarilyn’s “Carousel” (pattern by Sandra Boyle, Everyday Quilts) is back from being quilted and looks stunning!  Just the binding to stitch down.Sue W finished not just one blockbut two of her “Bird Walk” BOMand Sue had brought back some fabrics from a trip to the USA during the year and added to her collection in preparation for a Christmas quiltCarole stitched up another of her “Saigon” blocksSue E cut more for her quiltand Denise made lots of yo-yos

Afternoon

Three students stayed all day;  Lyn, not content with just one of her bias creations, began a second (and there could possibly be a third!)Linda spent part of her time setting in the last of her blocks on “Sweet Sunday” and choosing borders for it (don’t you just love her new Brigitte Giblin phone cover)and together we chose fabrics for a new quilt….hmmmm luscious!and Fernanda was the last of the all-day-girls, giving her dollies sweet apple cheeks and an embroidered centreCheryl spent last week with a girlfriend in the country, and sounds like (and looks like!) they did a heap of sewing!  She finished putting together the squares for her garden colour washand started on this quiltFrances has the beginnings of her quilt togetherand we chose colour combos for the last of the applique blocksTineke was cutting out eyelashes flower bitsand Jane has nearly finished this block of her BOMMeredithe x

This class is held at Sewn and Quilted

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Class show and tell

Morning

Sue E cut out more sets for her “Welsh Quilt” (pattern by Sandra Boyle, Everyday Quilts)Carole stitched up another of her blocksand Jo started assembling her quilt topAfternoon

Jane has been madly embroidering her circles for her BOMand finished and attached the centre for this blockand the next three students stayed all day;  Fernanda embroidered her dollies‘ facesLyn made herself dizzy spending the hours sewing down either side of the black bias to finish her piece, round and round and round……..Frances started putting her blocks togetherand she brought in this piece of fabric which she thinks her Mum bought about 40 years agoSo sweet!  Hmm, now how will we use this???

Meredithe x

This class is held at Sewn and Quilted, Blackburn

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Squealers

The Squealers too have met in the last few weeks to share news, sewing and afternoon tea Maree has finished her adaptation of the “French Market Medallion” quiltand is starting to hand quilt itMiss F is hand quilting her “Sweet SundayCathie is enjoying her sashikoHelen is hand quilting, yet another!Andrea is piecing blocks togetherKaye is working on the triangle borders for Dear Jane, with a differenceand she had a copy of Kathleen Tracy‘s new book, which features a quilt by our friend Marian on the front cover!!  Woohoo!! Go MarianMiss E is having “Drunkard’s Path” funand has finished a lap size quilt top which is for a giftKaren is making starsand has finished quilting another quiltMiss S is also quiltingand I’ve started something new……cos I can……This is my “Ice Cream Sundae” template.  Not quite sure where it’s headed yet, but there is a “kinda” plan in my creative mind!Meredithe x

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Stitch Sisters

At the end of October our Stitch Sisters sewing group met at Karen’s home for an afternoon of sewing et al, includingand vases of Helen had finished the stars using the fabrics that we’d bought together a couple of weeks agoand she’s still madly quiltingKaye is back on her Dear Janeand Rhonda is going to be a granny for the first time, so is knitting for the babyand Karen had HEAPS of show and tell.  She’s finished quilt tops(“Alice’s Cross” template)(“Daisy Days” template)and finished quiltsand is binding like crazy(“Pinwheel Hexagon” template) Lots done for her list of 17ufosin2017!

Meredithe x

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Here and Now | November 2017

I’m joining in with Sarah at say, little hen for November’s Here and Now.

Much of October and the beginning of November was overcast, cold and dreary.  Looking across the family room the other night I was struck by how incongruous this scene was; the calendar said Spring, the flowers said Summer, the coat and scarf said Winter!

But now the weather has turned full circle and we’re basking in heat and sunshine, just when I’ve finished my cardi!!  Ah well, it will be something new to wear next year.The Golfer spotted this butterfly on our deck yesterday morning, such a handsome chap; I quickly snapped his pic before he flew away, but he actually stayed around for quite some time.The bees are loving the bottle brush which has burst into flower and the noise of their hum is quite loudand I’m delighted with the huge amount of flowers ready to bloom on the hydrangea plants – this is just one of four plantsLoving // sunshine – at last!
Eating // salads – finally!
Drinking // mineral water
Feeling // terrified that it’s November
Making // well, I should be making Christmas cake, but that seems so surreal
Thinking // of all the things that need doing before the end of the year
Dreaming // of long Summer days when everything is done and it’s “relax time”

Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

Meanwhile at Sewn and Quilted……….

Morning

Carole had finished 7 of her blocks so we laid them outand she started stitching them togetherJo had the borders cut for her hexagon quilt, so we laid them out ready for her to appliqueSue E cut strips for quick cutting of her background pieces for “The Welsh Quilt” (pattern by Sandra Boyle, Everyday Quilts)Denise started on a Sue Daley BOM “Round We Goand Sue W finished another block on her “Bird Walk” BOM

Afternoon

Cheryl had finished her heart colourwashand decided to start on another one, this time a garden sceneJane worked more embroidery magic on the circles for her BOMFrances chose fabrics for the setting triangles of her quiltHelen had some more of her “Sweet Sunday” blocks doneand we basted her quilt ready for hand quiltingThe next three students stayed all day, achieving lots!

Fernanda had a query about the cord for finishing a bag, so we got that sortedand she finished the next block of her “Matilda” BOMLinda stitched more of her “Sweet Sunday” togetherand Lyn painstakingly set out the black bias and attached the cream bias to her pieceMeredithe x

This class is held at Sewn and Quilted, Blackburn

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Class show and tell

From the beginning of the month there’s lots of class show and tell, you’ll be pleased to hear.

At the quilt shop, Denise had all her blocks finished so we did a layoutand Denise spent the class time cutting out the background piecesVeronica had a query on this star quilt which we answeredand she continued on with her hand quiltingJanice continued on with her hand quilting tooand Jennifer has finished her niece’s quilt and started on a hand piecing project, so we had a hand piecing lesson.Meredithe x

This class is held at the quilt shop, eltham.

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