At last!  I was able to go to sewing on Saturday.   It’s been SUCH a long time since I’ve spent time with any of my sewing friends.  There was lots of news to catch up on, and I, for one, had a much needed belly laugh or two!  We met at Kaye’s lovely home; I think I’ve mentioned before that Kaye is a bit (just a little bit) of a collector and she had some new birds on her wall from a trip earlier this year to Portugal as well as an amazing drawing.We all contributed to afternoon teaand there was lots of show and tell from my friendsOops, sorry!  How did my afternoon tea get in there!!  Ahem…….

Kaye has nearly finished the quilt that she designed using my “Elwood Rose” template; she’s just putting on another border and her “Boston Common” quilt is back from the quilterLove the backing that Kaye made from left overs (in a split 9-patch design)Helen has been hand quilting like mad over Winter, and this one just needs bindingand this one she’s finished for her grandsonMaree has the bulk of her “Emma Mary” quilt finished and is just deciding on a border treatmentMiss E hand stitched some sections of a shirt that she’s making (by machine).  Just love that fabric!Helen was hand quilting another UFOMiss F worked on a felted wool pieceAndrea was hand piecing some blocksand as well as scoffing afternoon tea, I worked on a new template setAs our Helen says, the afternoon was heaven on a stick!Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

And at Sewn and Quilted……


Marilyn brought in a gorgeous apron that has been made from, we suspect, an old tablecloth and doileys with a bit of Liberty thrown in too, and yes, Marilyn uses it – how gorgeous!in class Marilyn was busy with her circlesSue W finished another of her “Birdwalk” BOM blocksCarole cut and started piecing one of her new “Saigon” blocksand Denise finished another of her “Carousel” blocks (pattern by Sandra Boyle, Everyday Quilts)


Lyn stayed all day, and we sorted the problem with her Christmas wall hanging, and it’s now finished……in plenty of time.  Lyn also did some prep work on a new quilt, but you’ll have to wait to see thatLinda stayed all day too and has gone crazy with her “Sweet Sunday” blocks having finished 82 of the required 100…..already!Frances did a layout of her “Aunts’ Quilt” blocks and we made a few decisions on the side applique blocksJane was back from her holiday and she started putting her BOM blocks togetherFernanda started on her “Dancing Dollies” quilt Helen has been working on her “Sweet Sunday” too as well as her other quiltand Cheryl worked on her colourwash quiltMeredithe x

This class is held at Sewn and Quilted, Blackburn

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Class show and tell

Given that last week was the beginning of the month, I have another two lots of show and tell for you from classes (voice working!).  The first is from the class at the quilt shop.

Denise had finished one of the applique piecesso in class we set up the surrounding hexie ring and Denise basted it into place then started appliquéing it downJennifer had finished all her blocks so we did a layoutand she started sewing it togetherwe had two newbies in class; Veronica had been to my Hand Quilting Workshop earlier in the year and was there for a refresherand Janice wanted to learn big stitch hand quilting – only too happy to oblige!  We did some basting first and then started on the hand quilting.and Rhonda called in to show us her finished, framed outback pieceshe’s a very happy lady!

Meredithe x

This class is held at the quilt shop, Eltham

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Class show and tell

My goodness, it’s been hard to get back into the routine of posting here.  It’s not like I don’t have anything to share, although I haven’t seen my sewing friends for SUCH a long time.  The week before this I did make it to class, and through croaking, mime and gesticulation managed to make myself understood to direct my students (they were very patient and caring).

So even though it’s a week late, here’s some show and tell.  The girls were very busy in my absence!!


Jo brought along some of her home made chocolate chip biscuits to share – and they were scrummy! (I snaffled another to have after lunch!)Marilyn has her “Carousel” (pattern by Sandra Boyle, Everyday Quilts) top finished, and it’s such a cheerful, sunny version; it just makes me smile.Sue W has finished these two blocks for her “Birdwalk“BOM and started on anotherJo has finished two blocks and we chose fabrics for lots moreCarilyn was bindingDenise is getting all her middles in her blocksSue E has started on “The Welsh Quilt” (pattern by Sandra Boyle, Everyday Quilts)and made this one in classand Carole chose fabrics for a new quilt, to be made with my “Saigon” template.Afternoon

Fernanda has been very busy, finishing this quilt topthe next block in her “Matilda” BOMand in class we chose and she sewed the binding on this quilt for her nieceFrances had another applique block finishedand we chose fabrics for some moreCheryl attached a binding tooTineke was binding her table runnerand Lyn was finishing up her Christmas hanging, but ran into some problems, so I’ll show you the finished result in a day or two.

Back soon (I hope!)

Meredithe x

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17ufosin2017 | September

Well!  That’s been a particularly nasty bug that’s laid me low for quite a few weeks.  I’m still croaking and still tiring very easily, but hopefully on the mend.  Thank you all so much for your kind words, helpful remedies and virtual hugs; they’ve helped and cheered me.  Apologies for not replying personally to you all, but I’ve really not felt like tackling a keyboard/computer.

Now, however, I must as it’s the end of the month!  Sadly my ufo activities this month have not been……well, nothing really has been achieved.  At the start of the month I cut out setting triangles for “Brompton Road” and had high hopes of getting this quilt top together.  Alas it was not to be.  And obviously, no progress on any of my others.I’m aiming for greater things in October!  I do hope you’ve all had a better month and achieved lots in the way of clearing that list, or at least achieving Substantial Progress with some of your projects.  So over to you…….

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Can’t wait to see what everyone has done!  And if you missed out on posting last month, please join in this month – we’d love to have you along on the challenge.

Meredithe x

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Just dropping in……

……Dear Peeps, to let you know, in case you’ve been wondering,  why it’s very quiet here at p and c – I’m suffering from a bout of laryngitis.

Should be on the mend soon.  I will be back, just give me a few days.

Thanks and hugs (from a distance!)

Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

Just a show and tell from the quilt shop in Eltham at the beginning of this month.

Sue brought in the quilt that she made several years agoand it’s the left overs from this quilt that she has been using to make the one she’s been working on in class.  And with just the final borders to cut and stitch, it’s done!  Not bad for a “left overs” quilt.  We just added the green sashing fabric, and “made do” with the other fabrics for the blocks.Jennifer has just 8 more blocks to make but we had a trial layout, just to see how it’s all goingRhonda has been busy hand quilting her wall hanging, and has just the top portion to goand Denise laid out and basted the four “Elizabeths” into placethen started on appliqueing them down.Meredithe x

This class is held on the first Wednesday of each month at the quilt shop, Eltham.

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