Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Lyn started stitching this little beauty in April and we've been watching it's progress at Tuesday night quilting.  Once Lyn has finished stitching the binding and the hanging rod it'll be all ready to be put on display at the Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters quilt show soon!  The quilt began with a simple tumbling block template Lyn bought at a quilt show.  It's been hand pieced using reproduction fabrics left over from her Dear Jane quilt and hand quilted with the teensiest stitches I've ever seen!  The miniature tumbling blocks in the middle of this quilt was inspired by a book in our quilter's library called Tiny Treasures by Virginia Enright.  No wonder Lyn's smile is so wide!

We were lucky enough to see two quilts last night.  Di completed her lovely 7ft square quilt in only 4 months!  Di designed this quilt and it's been hand pieced with floral fabrics from her stash and machine quilted.  Di told me that all she needs now is a new bed to put it on!  Look out for this gorgeous quilt at the show!

Monday, February 20, 2012

lets go out {part one}

Hi ladies! Just a quick reminder that tomorrow night is Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday and our regular meeting hall is unavailable due to a St Mary's church function. Instead of getting together to stitch, why not come along to dinner at The Olive Tree. We're meeting at 6:30pm and I'm sure all attendants will have a great time.


While on the topic of dinner, I've been perusing the Moda Bake Shop of late and have found some cute little table runner recipes here and here. If you've never visited the Bake Shop, please take some time to browse through the fabric recipes because there are some incredibly lovely patterns there for you to use {free for personal use}.

And while on the topic of dang, cute, little, table toppers, take a look at this one by Jo Morton on the website. I think even I could manage it {ha ha}. You can check out the pattern for it there, among lots of other sweet patterns and projects.

Scrap Lab Table Mat from

Lastly, I came across a wonderful article by Victoria Findlay Wolfe on the use of colour in quilting projects which is a favourite topic of mine, as my day job is all about colour. Even more wonderfully, I managed to see that Victoria posts a series of these articles, which are interviews on the topic with various quilters {check out the links under the big colour wheel on the left hand side}. I had to agree with Jacquie Gering, who was interviewed February 16, that I'm quite partial to the Pantone colour of the year myself... are you?

Pantone Journal in Tangerine Tango... nice!

Oh, and for those of you who are off to dinner, I'm going to try to take a few snapshots at dinner tomorrow, so stay tuned for part two of this series!!

Happy stitching... and pancake eating!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I spy with my little eye something beginning with R

This beautiful single sized quilt was made by Joy using fabrics she received from a fellow quilter for her birthday.  Joy machine embroidered the redwork designs, set them in simple square blocks to show them off and then quilted it using a stipple stitch.  But that's not all...Joy's quilt is reversible!

Joy had a lot of fun using the Stack N Slash method for pieceing the quilt back.  It looks great!  Joy didn't make the quilt for anyone in particular but she's sure her granddaughters will all be fighting over it as soon as they see it! 

We had another quilt at show and tell... An I spy quilt!

This little quilt has an interesting story behind it!  Years ago Karen hosted high school kids from Belgium and the kids are all grown up with children of their own.  Karen has started a wonderful tradition and celebrates each child's 2nd birthday with an I spy quilt.  This little beauty is for a little boy and Karen is currently working on the toddler's twin sister's version!  What a lovely quilter you are Karen!



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