Squealers

‘Twas Squealers last week……In the last couple of weeks I’ve finished this quilt and it came back from quilting last week – very pleased with the result – so just the binding to go!I was working with this fabricMaree was working with this fabricKaren has started knitting a hat for a grand daughterHelen had her favourite thimble in useMiss E is steadily working through the rows for “Sweet PeaFern was cutting outand these boys were playing in Karen’s back yard – not such a clear pic, but it was too cold to rush outside and I was afeard they’d fly away if I did!Meredithe x

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Friday stitching

Helen hosted Friday stitching last weekI worked with this fabricKaren was stitching down circles ready for more embroideryKaye was appliqueingHelen’s been playing with hexagonsand bought this basketwhich perfectly contains the yarns for “Duneand she just might have bought one for me too!

Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

No 2 for the month……from Sewn and Quilted

Morning

Denise had this luscious group of fabrics for a new quiltand to make her life easier I suggested making a key, which she didCarole had finished her third border so I drew in the “bits” for her crittersthen we cut her next border and Carole marked it up before starting with the first blockand Jo and I worked on her mitred borders for the second “Carousel” (pattern by everyday quilts)

Afternoon

Three students stayed all day:  Linda had finished this quilt and it’s now winging its way to the USA to a grand childand she had a lesson in paper piecing by hand (as opposed to glueing)Frances stitched on her borders and chose and made up a backing for “Sweet Sundayand we welcomed Carylin back to class and she chose fabrics and started a new quiltand with the other afternoon students, Fernanda had some show and tell, with her “Matilda” quilt top finishedand she’s made this very cute bag and she started hand quilting after we had a discussion on the “how’s”I worked out some triangles measurements for Tineke and she started making up these strips for a border effect on her quiltCheryl stitched up more “Sugar Plum” blocksI helped Lyn baste her quilt and then she had a lesson in machine quilting and did great jobJane stitched more “Sweet Sunday” blocksand also had a paper piecing lessonCathie made a small block bookand a customer, Liz, gave us this lovely show and tell, made with her mother’s and grandmother’s doilies Meredithe x

This class is held at Sewn and Quilted

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Class show and tell

Double class show and tell for the first two weeks of this month.  This first post from the quilt shop class.

Francis has put together her “Sweet Sunday” quiltand she chose her border fabrics which we then cutVal was having machine applique fun playing with different stitches and sizes Jennifer had a lesson in how to use Perfect Circles and started to applique them to her Dresden Plate centresRosalie chose, cut, laid out, pinned, then basted background strips for her blocks in preparation for appliqueing them into placeKaren played with embroidery stitchesand Denise soldiered on with “June DysonMeredithe x

This class is held at the quilt shop, Eltham

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Friday stitching

Hmmm, a tad behind again with my posts, but better late than never!  From Friday week ago…….

I was the hostess for Friday stitching (the tortoise-shell-like box houses cake forks to eat our sponge cake – very proper!)Helen brought along the new pack for Lucy’s latest blanket, “Dune“, which she kindly ordered for me Loving those beach colours!  This will have to wait until later in the year for me, but Helen is making good progress with hers alreadyShe’s also been playing with these blocksKaren has gone back to “Farmer’s Wife” and realised that she has almost enough blocks for a whole quiltFern was finishing off borders for “MatildaMaree was up to the shawl collar of her cardiand I had a play with this fabricMeredithe x

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AQC

I keep forgetting to show you what I bought at AQC earlier this monthThe clip-on light is for my Lap-app when surrounding lighting is not the best, couldn’t resist the pattern (with templates!) and bag kit from Treehouse (bravely resisted this and this……arrrrrgh!), and the cute embroidery from l’ucello, and gotta have a little bit of fabric (from lots of places)!

Meant to say too, thank you to all who came up to say hello.  Your kind words about this blog and your friendship are very gratefully appreciated.  Nice to know you’re reading and enjoying my ramblings even if you don’t always have time to comment – completely understand!

Much love

Meredithe x

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In the garden

It’s been a long, hot Summer and the garden hasn’t fared too well.  I was scrambling for pictures to show you, but managed to find these.  It helped that it had rained the night before…..Mum gave me a cyclamen for my birthday; it looked like it had finished flowering so I planted it into the garden and while watering the other day noticed a new flower about to come outI tidied up the orchid area and the pots and fed them too.  Fingers crossed for some spikes and flowers!and just look at this camelliaso pretty!

How are things in your garden?

Meredithe x

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