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Monday, August 23, 2010

Pillow Case patterns

I just found tutorials on how to make pillow cases.

Here is a link to the moda bake shop recipe.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Busy bees

Last night brought out the quilters despite the horrid weather! Our best wishes to Tania, who wasn't feeling too well; hope things look up soon.
Margo was finishing off some bonnets with Annette's 'encouragement', Lorraine and Rosie were working on their quilts, Sue was continuing with her Xmas stitchery, Helen with her cross stitch, and I was making my very last star for my swap quilt. Great to see Marg again, too. Somebody had brought in some interesting mags, and Annette brought in her "Kiwi" tea.
Lorraine was putting the binding on a lovely Christmas table runner. The white chenille gave interesting texture to the runner and looked very much like a winter Xmas!
Margo also completed the top of her Christmas runner, a French braid QAYG style. Can't wait to see that one finished! Looks quite

And here's my last swap star!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Results so far - haven't we done well!


Here was Margo zig zagging the seam edge - note finished hat in front of the sewing machine - well it needs ribbon and embroidery but most of the machine sewing is done - lots of creativity was unleashed when deciding what to put on the brim of the hat. It was wonderful to all be working on something together - very good feeling.


I found this cute little bag at the antiques center at Daylesford - it was a have to get for Donna and her owl collection! Sooo cute!!


In the midst of all the activity Donna was calmly putting together and finishing the 2nd last star square made with her wonderful fabrics from all over the world, this one had cats on it! What's happening with the purple fabric Donna?


Much happiness!


What a great night we had last night - lots of chat, laughter, encouragement, teaching, designing, playing and we sewed as well!! We has a little production line with sewing, gathering, pinning, more sewing and even some modelling! The hats are coming along beautifully!!

Tania and Annette pinning!! Margo sewing and teaching.
Helen sewing too and trying not to laugh!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pillowcase challenge

I just found a link to the one million pillowcase challenge.

Read more here.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


QFOs = Quilts For Others.

We're not quite at that point yet, but we are making pillow cases for women's shelters, and we made a little start on the convict bonnets for the Bonnet Project "Roses From The Heart" for Christina Henri.

About the convict bonnets:
Christina aims to honour the 25, 566 convict women that were transported to Australia from 1788-1853 by making a display of convict bonnets - one for each of the women. She is seeking volunteers to make and donate bonnets with the name of one woman (and the name of the boat if it is known) embroidered on. Members of our group have been "volunteered"!! LOL!!

Helen cut pieces from (Annette's) calico for everyone to sew next week. Lorraine won't be there next week, so she worked on a prototype for the group "tutorial".
The bonnet needs ribbon, then the names will be embroidered.

Margot helped Annette to make her pillowcase for the women's shelter. What a busy Winter's night! (Lucky there were only four of us, we used up nearly all the space!!).

Remember! Next week it will only take about 30 minutes to sew together a convict bonnet. Annette is bringing her machine, we won't all need to bring one. If you have any ribbon, please bring it for the bonnets.