Squealers

Last Saturday was a Squealers day.  We enjoyed some home made treats and some shop bought ones too I started stitching up one of May’s new projectsAndrea is stitching up some Tilda charm squares Maree started on another of her “Dogwood” blocksMiss E prepped her blocks for the next stage of machine piecingand had a gorgeous new skirt to show us (love that fabric)Miss F made more of her blocksHelen was embroidering Karen did a bit of knittingand a bit of stitchingand young Miss 10 made the headthen attached it to the body of a “being from outer space”!Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

Today’s is from the class at Sewn and Quilted.

Morning

Sue E has the first border of her new quilt nearly  doneand we chose corners, which she prepped, for the next borderJo is making another “Carousel” quilt (pattern by Everyday Quilts) so we chose fabrics for blocksDenise and I had a play with the joining pieces of her EPPlooking at how different fabrics will work outMarilyn worked on her circlesCarole worked on her beesand asked me to draw in the legs and feelers of her Queen Bee (heart was beating fast!)and Sue make two blocks for her new quiltAfternoon

Fernanda stayed all day, and in the morning she embroidered her Ruby Mayand with her two pieced quilts, she’s determined to make a block of each a day Jane had two blocks made for her BOMand made another two in classHelen showed us a gift she received from a friend who has recently returned from a trip to Japan; even the packaging is lovely!and together we managed to get her flannel quilt top finished!Cheryl brought in some op shop finds; an apron made from a table cloth and an embroidered piece we thought would be great as a quilt centre and we worked on the placement of her pentagon flowers on her “Frances” quiltand Anita joined us for the afternoon, bringing a beautiful basketand together we chose fabrics and had a lesson in directional fabric cutting Meredithe x

This class is held at Sewn and Quilted

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Class show and tell

Double Class Show and Tell as it’s the beginning of the month, today’s from the class at the quilt shop.

Jennifer has had a long-held desire to make a Dresden Plate Quilt, so she made a start on choosing first the size, and then the fabricsand had the first one cut out by class endVal and I set the middle of her hexagon quilt in place and Val basted it then began appliqueing itShe’s also making a quilt for a grand daughterFrances prepped a bindingSue learnt how to stitch hers onDenise worked on her EPPand Elisabeth joined us to learn how to Big Stitch Hand Quilt on this amazing silk screen printed piece, but first we had to baste it ready to goMeredithe x

This class is held at the quilt shop, Eltham

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Mirjam’s Progress

Mirjam was busy again in April.  Let’s see what she achieved!

She did some hand quilting on her Dancing Dollieson Switch she finished row 2, made row 3 and cut row 4with Simple Life she finished Block B and added it to Block Aand made a start on Block CWell done, Mirjam!

 

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6and6 in May

Here are three facts

:: it’s May

:: under 6and6 rules we can start a new project

:: May is the 5th month

therefore (and these are not so factual facts)

:: we can start 5 new projects in May

:: Yippee!!

I do have that logic right, huh?  Or perhaps I should check it with Anne.  Anyway I can’t decide which new project as there are thousands of ideas in my brain, but these five have been hammering the loudest.

There’s this star one which was technically started at the end of April, but who’s countingsomething will be happening with this pileI’m very taken with a quilt in the latest “Quilter’s Companion” magazine (as I’ve said before my camera has an aversion to reds and the plain is actually closer to the dark pinks in the floral) this Reece Scannell panel has been clamouring for attention for quite some time and has slowly crept to the top of the pile (fabric is darker than appears here)and finally, my Yarn Bug is firmly entrenched (at the moment!) and I’ve fallen for this crocheted rug (only a portion shown)(photo courtesy of GJ who has finished one and is about to start another!)

If all goes to plan I could be having a very busy May……..

What have you decided to do for 6and6 in May?  I’d love to hear.

Meredithe x

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Woolly Bits Sunday

Had another great day at Millrose on Sunday for our Woolly Bits Gathering.

Joy put the finishing touches to her “Sweet Sunday” and she has some really sweet doileys in it which belonged to her mother Lizzie is stitching this cute elephant toy in woolly bitsDeb is making another needle case like her circles onethe inside of which will look like thisKerry has embroidered these gorgeous treesLynne has her “in use” threads all together in a cute big purseGJ has crocheted this fabulous basket and lined it with this lush fabric on the dayJacinta basted a quilt for her son in the back room where she could spread outand when she’d finished basting I gave her a lesson on Big Stitch Quilting, which she took to very well, sitting in the sunshine……until we made her come back to join us! and my next little bird is so very nearly doneOh, the food?  Ok.  Lunchand afternoon teajust for you!

Meredithe x

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Friday stitching

Karen and I went to Helen’s last Friday.  Delicious lunch was followed by lots of chat, laughter and stitching.  I was cutting up for one of “those” projects Karen was stitchingand Helen was embroideringand she’s started quilting her big applique quilt.I’m so keen to see this one done!

Meredithe x

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