Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mug bag workshop

A mug bag workshop was held at Tuesday night quilting this week.  It was lovely to see so many of our newest members joining in!  The bags are pretty simple dolly bags with outside pockets for tea bags and spoons etc.  Even though the bags were simple it was amazing how they all looked so different!

Here's Glo hard at work with her mug bag. 

Ailsa working on the lining of her bag with Heather looking on.
Ann's finished bag.
Carolyn, where did you get that hat?!
The next workshop is the zippy organiser which will be held on Saturday 20th October.  See you there!

Monday, September 24, 2012

The next quilt show entries?

I uploaded my camera to update the blog with the latest show and tell and found three week's worth of beauties!  Apologies for being so slack!  Ha ha!
This lovely quilt was made by Esmae.  She began it in 2004 but recently started to bring it to Tuesday night quilting to finish it off.  It's handpieced but the leaves were machine appliquéd which was a first for Esmae and she says she didn't enjoy it!  The backing is an old sheet passed down from an elderly relative so holds lots of sentimental value.  It was machine quilted by Patchwork on Essendon.
Betty designed this quilt for her curved bed in her caravan to keep the area looking neat.  Betty fell in love with the yellow fabric in Lincraft and just had to use it!
Karen made this quilt to use as an every day quilt for her lounge.  She bought a bundle of fabric at a quilt show and started the quilt straight away.  The hand quilting took three years.  Karen used bamboo batting for the first time and says it's great for hand quilting!
Joy used a Moda jelly roll to make the braids in this lovely quilt and used the left over fabric to make the border.  The birds are machine appliquéd and Joy stipple quilted this.
This is another quilt made by Joy after doing a class on mitred borders.  The animals have been machine embroidered onto fleece.
Anne made this quilt for her son's 21st birthday and finished it recently. He's now 30!  When Anne saw the panels she just had to buy it for him! Anne has added a pocket to turn the quilt into a pillow!

Another quilt by Joy!  This one is called "The parliament". The pattern is from Angie's Bits 'n Pieces Joy machine appliquéd the owls and machine quilted lots of flowers all over it.  It'll be used by her grandchildren when they come and visit.


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