Woolly Bits Sunday

It was our first Woolly Bits Sunday class for the year at Millrose but only two of the group were doing Woolly Bits and I can’t show you what they were doing ’cause it’s still under wraps!

As for the rest of us…..

I worked on another of my applique blocks

GJ stitched up some “Bright StarsLynne was busy bag makingJoy was appliqueing with Liberty fabricsJacinta cut out for three baby quiltsand Lizzie started embroidering this fabulous face from a drawing by her very talented daughter Sarah.and I know you’re waiting for it……yes, there was lunch at the cafeand scones, jam and cream for afternoon tea!Hungry?

Meredithe x

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Friday stitching

I actually made it out to Helen’s for Friday stitching last week, and a delicious afternoon tea awaited usKaren had unearthed her “Clam Shell” quilt from yeeeeeears back (must try and find mine!)Maree is continuing her love affair with hexies and is making this very cute little bag; the hexies are appliqued on and hand quilted into placeI appliqued another “Mid-Century Modern Flowers” blockand Helen had lots to show us;  she received this book from Miss V the previous week – it’s dated 1951and as well as lots of articles about current movie stars, there are signed photos too (chose this one as Jane Russell was one of Dad’s heartthrobs!)Helen is crocheting baby rugsembroideringand machine piecing these blocks in Kaffe fabricsIt’s good to have variety!

Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

Morning

Carole received her “Green Tea and Sweet Beans“quilt back from quiltingand she finished another pot in classJo has stitched up some starsand we chose a heap more combos and she started cutting them outSue E stitched on the squaring-up piece on her circle starsand Sue W made a Block Book

Afternoon

Lyn stayed all day and cut and sewed the borders to two table runners and cut the backings and wadding ready for quiltingthe other Lyn had all her blocks cut so we did a layoutand she started machine piecing them with a sashingFernanda spent the afternoon cutting out blocks – and heaps of themTineke stitched up some blocks then we went onto the next part and added the blackJane stitched up lots of “Sweet Sunday” blocksFrances decided she’d like a Block Book too and made a startand Helen and Cheryl so very nearly finished theirs and Cheryl showed us some of her “Emma Mary” blocks(A shout-out to those away unwell – hope you’re feeling much better.)

Meredithe x

This class is held at Sewn and Quilted.

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Class show and tell

Now for class at Sewn and Quilted……

Morning

Jo has started putting her second “Carousel” together (pattern by everyday quilts)and we chose some fabrics, and she started cutting out diamonds for “Stargazey” (pattern by everyday quilts)Marilyn has these two gorgeous doileys which we’ve decided will go into the border of her “Sweet Sundayand during class she whipped up these blocks for it (the little embroidered flower in the top block is from a doiley Marilyn embroidered in her teenage years!)Leanne has her “Sweet Sunday” blocks togetherand we chose, and she cut the borders for itand she had a lesson on trimming half-square triangle blocksSue W stitched up a whole heap of half-square triangles for her new quilt, and then started trimming hers too – great to see those piles changing sizes!Carole worked on another border flower potand Sue E has started piecing the blocks for the new Treehouse Textiles BOM “Bessie Creek Road” and she traced out the next section

Afternoon

Tineke came with show and tell!  She’s finished the cushion she was working on last yeareven machine quilting it using a variety of stitches on her sewing machine and she’s finished the hexie quilt she was making last year too, also quilting that herselfand in class Tineke put together some units and made the first of her new blocksCheryl and I started choosing fabrics for her “Sugar Plum” quiltwe welcomed a new Lyn to the afternoon group, and she cut out some squares for a baby quilt, learning how to use rotary cutting equipmentFrances decided to add some ric-rac to her “Frances Quilt” and had a lesson in how to attach thatHelen made up a backing for a quilt she finished over Summer (forgot to photograph it!) and also made this little blockand Jane had all the pieces cut for her baby quilt and started piecing it togetherMeredithe x

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Class show and tell

Did I tell you that I’m doing an extra class at the quilt shop?  So for last week there are two class show and tell posts.  (It’s been a bit busy with Mum stuff so I might be sporadic for a while with posts!).

This extra class is with the students I used to teach a few years ago on a Wednesday, plus a few ring-ins!, and it was lovely to see them again and catch up.  So excited to see what they’re doing…….

Deirdre has been given these fabulous Kaffe prints, so she spent a bit of time pondering their best usethen she had a refresher on how to inset trianglesSue M is onto the last of her borders and we chose the fabrics for the last row of flowersLois had a lesson on broderie perse and picked it up really wellPeggy is trying hand work for the first time and started by tracing out her shapes onto freezer paperAnne-Maree has started the applique on her centre blockPaula was putting rows of half-square triangles togetherand Pearl is hand piecing these blocksMeredithe x

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Class show and tell

Your second offering of class show and tell this week is from Sewn and Quilted.  There was much chatter to start with as everyone caught up on news; the students felt it had been SUCH a long time between classes!  And Linda kindly brought in a delicious GF butter cake to celebrate getting back to class……Morning

Sue E has worked on her “Welsh Quilt” (pattern by everyday quilt) over the Summer and these are some of the border blocksin class she started on the first blocks for the Treehouse Textiles 2019 BOM “Bessie Creek Road”Jo started cutting out her joining blocks for “Carousel” (pattern by everyday quilts)Carole has been diligently appliqueing her borders and did more in class while I did the pen work on her little “critters” for a finished borderMarilyn stitched up a storm of blocks in class for “Sweet SundaySue W had cut out all the pieces for her new quilt, so we started work on the first of her blocksand Denise stitched more of her “June Dyson Coverlet

Afternoon

Linda stayed all day, but with all the catching up and some retail therapy she wasn’t as productive as normal only getting a little stitching done Tineke had chosen some fabrics for a new quilt, so she cut out all the pieces and then we worked on the block components, and I suggested putting in an extra seam so she can use the cut away sections as half square triangles (down the bottom of the pic – so cuteFrances started a running stitch around the edge of her table clothCheryl chose some backgrounds and started piecing “Sugar Plum” (pattern by Judy Newman) after her children gave her the templates for Christmasand Jane was busy with “Sweet Sunday” too and also chose fabrics to make a baby quilt.Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

The first class show and tell this week is from the quilt shop.  It was lovely to see everyone again, fresh and eager to start a new year!

Val has worked very hard over the Summer and finished her applique borders and attached them so now there are just the corners to applique and Val worked on them in classRosalie brought in a BOM she’s been working on and we sorted out a query she had with the borders and she also brought in some hexie blocks, which we hatched a plan for and laid outthen Rosalie started cutting out joining diamondsMaureen joined the class and together we basted her quilt (well, me helping in between working with my other students)and Maureen had a quick class in big stitch hand quilting which she’s taken to like a duck to waterJennifer cut and started machining the sashings for her “Bright Star” quilt (pattern by Christine Vlasic Yarra Design)and her family had given her a gift voucher for Christmas so we chose some fabrics for what will be a very different “Mrs Billings” quiltDenise started tracing and cutting out the first blocks of the 2019 BOM “Bessie Creek Road” from Treehouse TextilesKaren stitched up some stars and we solved a mathematical problem to get these stars to fit with a centre she’s made (not pictured – you’ll have to wait!)and Frances patiently worked at getting her edging right after turning her bagged tablecloth to the right sideThere will be more from the quilt shop next week!

Meredithe x

 

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