Saturday, April 28, 2012

I spy show and tell

It's my turn to show and tell!  I made this quilt for my daughter, Nicky, for her 21st birthday next week.  The pattern is free to download at Stitched together blog . I wanted to try making a large stained glass quilt and this pattern was simple for a test run!  I made the centre square first because my machine is too small for large quilts and then used a quilt as you go method to add the borders.  Green is Nicky's favourite colour so I hope she likes it!  I decided to make a quilt for Nicky's birthday at the end of March and everyone told me I was crazy but I was really pleased to get it done in plenty of time!

This beautiful wall hanging is one Di made!  The pattern was "Iris quilt" from Patchworks unlimited and Di decided to use only the centre design.  She started it a while back but took it to the quilt retreat recently to finish off.  It looks lovely Di! 

Chinese Whispers

From this to...

26 ladies took part in a Chinese Whisper swap and the blocks were revealed recently.  This one is Annie's "I spy with my little eye" clue.  It looks fantastic pieced together!

And finally...

In the previous blog entry Glo told us about the Mariner's compass templates that are now in the library.  Here's one Glo made.  Wow!

Monday, April 23, 2012

We can all make a mariner's compass now!

We have acquired some great choices for the library!  The first is a pattern ( Pattern 311 in our collection) and two templates purchased at the recent AQC after a number of us saw it demonstrated.  It promises to make us all experts at making the mariner's compass. Take your time, measure carefully and use a generous 1/4 inch seam!  That seemed to work for me!


You can also view a short video at

The second item is  a book (number 149) of gorgeous baby quilts.  All the grandmothres and new mothers in our group will love these quilts.   This book is 95 pages and the projects in the book use Moda’s popular jelly rolls.

You can find a review of this book at

We request that these new items be for
two week loans for the moment.

Tie quilt

Alison made this quilt for her husband for his 50th birthday last year.  She started it in 2010 and after adding to it, finished it recently.  It's been hand stitched and each hexagon fabric is a tie.  Alison's husband loves it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cover Girls!

source: Sarah Matray

Last week's Sunbury Leader if anyone missed it, featured these lovely stitchers and quilters as front page news. Don't they all look very busy? The original article about the amazing Travelling Friendship Quilt can be found here on the Leader website.

In other quilty news, our very own media savvy Lyn appeared on a recent ABC News Report shown last Saturday night. Here is a link to the report if you happened to miss it. Among other things, it shows Carolyn's quilt hanging up at the Australian Quilt Convention last week, in all it's beautiful glory. Somehow it looks so much bigger than it did when it visited us last week.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Travelling Friendship Quilt

We had a very special visitor at last week's quilt meeting.  Carolyn Peterson from the travelling friendship quilt project came to show us the finished quilt.  It was so big we had to lay it out over several tables!  The quilt has been on display at the Australasian quilt convention in Melbourne this weekend so I hope many of you got to see it hanging properly.  Details of Carolyn's wonderful idea and more pictures can be seen on her website here


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