Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Display of great hexagon work

Here are some pictures of hexagon work which were brought along for display on Saturday 12th May. I am sure more people have hexagon work to share so bring it along on Second Saturday in June.

What a wonderful display.

This last one was a bag created by Lyn Peucker using a photograph printed on to fabric. An excellent project and a treasured bag.

CPR Training

Not feeling 100% on a Tuesday night or Saturday, don't  be put off coming. Last night 8 people did some CPR Training. We are all eager to try out our skills!!!
We did all find the defibulator easy to use, but are not always available. CPR is now so much easier but does require a degree of strength.
A huge thank you to Andrew for making it a fun experience.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Who's getting older?

We had a lovely little celebration for two of our members on Tuesday night.  Both Lyn and Sheila were delighted with their lovely fabrics and I am sure they are already deciding how to use their stash
contributions.  I tried to take some of their fabrics home myself but I got caught in the act!

Show and Tell

We were able to see some of the work from last Saturday's successful workshop which Judy had organised. 

Gail's cheery red star

Judy's purple tones.

Kay showed us her lovely quilt in soft tones that she recently completed. The pattern is one of Judy Newman’s from her book, Quilts for Life-Made with Love.

I believe this is to be be a gift for a lucky participant.
Evelyn showed us a number of quilts including the jelly roll quilt which was the first she quilted on her new frame.
jelly roll race

The second was one she completed for Joy which was from a challenge a few years ago.
Love the little shirt motives.
Joy's shirt quilt completed

Ann completed the binding on this cheerful baby's charity quilt that Evelyn had made from a kit.

Sheila has been super busy and completed this masterpiece with raw edge appliqué and some there dimensional elements.

And finally, you might remember seeing Judy's giraffes before but the quilt is nearly finished

What have you been working on?

Monday, April 30, 2018

Star stitch along

On Saturday Judy A ran a star stitch along and it was great fun!  It all started when Judy bought a layer cake because the top print was beautiful but when she opened up the package she found that many of the other fabric squares were not so nice.  She didn't want to waste it so decided to sew it all together just to get rid of it and then she wondered just how many ugly or put aside layer cakes or charm squares we had in our group that we could also use up.  It turns out we have lots of put aside packs!  My layer cake was so nice I put it aside for something special.  Well, that was many years ago and then it was just forgotten!

Before the sew along Judy stitched up lots of examples to show us that was could use different placements and colour choices which was great.  She really went to a lot of work!  The purpose of the day was to complete the star part of the quilt because the rest of the quilt is just made up of half square triangles placed however you'd like them.

Ann's quilt top is black and white which will be so stunning when it's finished.  She kept the centre of her star squares whole.  Ann was such a speedy stitcher she completed many of her half square triangles too!  

Maree is making her quilt with a beautiful Moda lawn fabric.  It's just so pretty! Maree's star is made with all half square triangles.

Janette's fabric is gorgeous too!  The fabric range is fairly muted with pops of stronger colours.  I can't wait to see it finished!

Lyn made her star out of a Christmas charm pack.  I believe it's going to be a wall hanging when it's done.  

I made the layer cake star in this picture.  It's very plain but the outer half square triangles are pretty wild.  I can't wait to finish it!  

Gail made the smaller star using a cute "girly" charm pack.  It's going to be a quilt for her new granddaughter.

Judy V made this amazing batik star.  Her outer half square triangles will be dark blues and purples.  It's going to look fantastic!

We also had a couple of quilts for show and tell on Saturday!  Andrea brought along her Just takes 2 quilt to show us.  It's all hand pieced and hand quilted.  It's amazing the effect you can get from using just two fabrics!

I'm not sure who made this jelly roll quilt.  I could hazard a guess but if it's not them and they don't support St Kilda I'll be in a lot of trouble!  Isn't this a great quilt?! It's given me an idea for the footy loving men in my life.

We all had a great day so thank you Judy!  Hopefully there'll be some finished quilt show and tell photos soon!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

We often search for quilts to suit male recipients. Tuesday night Grace showed us the quilt she had made as a quilt as you go. She used the log cabin pattern

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Our April Meeting

Ann McW has finally finished a beautiful quilt which she started in 2009 at her very first quilting retreat.  The colours are beautiful with some hints of gold!  Hurrah for UFOs.  It is never too late to finish them!

Take note of the beautiful iris fabric on the back.

Sheila proudly displayed her Field of Flowers with the striking black background.

The floral appliqué looks very effective!

And Judy V continues to work on her wonderful multi-pocket sewing cases. She had two for us to admire at the meeting.

There is a lot happening in the quilting world so make sure you check out the tabs at the top of our BLOG.  You will find details of our group and elsewhere in the quilting world.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

More Tuesday Treasures

There was a lot of colour and talent on show last Tuesday, our monthly meeting night.  Enjoy the feast!

Ann McWaters was finishing the binding on a 'long lost quilt' destined as a gift for her sewing machine repairman! 

The use of the small squares is a simple but effective way to use pretty fabrics.

Gail was busy completing a baby quilt which is a great achievement having quilted it herself!

The photo does not do credit to the vibrant colours and silk fabric.

Sheila impressed us all with her two contributions! The first was a wall hanging called In my Window Flowers Bloom,  a pattern by Esther Aliu.  There is a link to Esther's BLOG and others on the right side of this page.

The second is almost complete and is another Esther pattern called Secret Garden.  It has been fifteen months in the making!  There is so much detail!

Barb has created a wonderful quilt using hexagons, great stash buster.  She just keeps soldiering on with these hexagons!

And Grace shared her lovely purple quilt which she has quilted herself!

We should all be inspired now!!


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