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Wednesday, October 30, 2013


 We all had a fun Halloween night yesterday. OK, so we were a little early, but any excuse for a party!
There were five of us - Sue, Tracee, Annette, Carol, and moi.

Sue had finished that amazing quilt she was working on for a colleague. It was an old quilt top that looked a bit sad and sorry until Sue got her hands on it. She did wonders with it, fixing up all the split seams, adding little hexie flowers, trimming edges, and had it professionally quilted. It looks great, and the binding pulls it all together really well. Congratulations, Sue!

Here's us, looking scary. Well, not much, although that brain was
pretty scary, Tracee!
 As always, we had lots of yummy food. Tracee made interesting cup cakes, with a kind of deconstructed Halloween pumpkin theme. Very yummy though.

 Sue found a gorgeous witchy etagere and sprinkled spooky lollies all over it, as well as EYEBALLS which looked like boobs and tasted like meringues. Neat idea.
Here's my attempt at spooky food, marginally more healthy Halloween mouths with lolly fangs! The denture adhesive is peanut butter.
 Tracees' deconstructed cup cakes. She could win an art prize with these!
We even had authentic candy corn and pumpkin candy, and there's my paper-pieced pumpkin.

Below is a picture of Sue, with a picture of Sue. Are you seeing double? What a clever self-portrait it is! Sue found a lady in America who does these.
Love those bats, Sue!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Quilt hopping...

 Our usual room still wasn't ready for us this week, so we met at Donna's place. Just the three of us, Tania, Marg and myself, but we had a fun night and time went by quickly.

Tania was working on a spooky quilt, Marg was finishing some hexies, and I was paper piecing a candle mat.

Marg brought her 'challenges'; she used the Accuquilt to cut tumbler blocks and put them together, creating these beautiful little "Blankets of Love" quilts. So pretty!

Below is my little effort, also using tumbler blocks, just don't look too closely, matching them up was tricky, and I'm not really a machine quilter. It was meant for my cat Pretzel, as a blanket, but frankly, the Pretzelator couldn't give a %^&*, so it'll just sit in the pile of bits and pieces!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

wednesday night at Tracee's.....

Our regular room for our Wednesday night get together is currently being renovated, so we met at Tracee's for a lovely night of chatting and sewing - Sue, Marg, Carol, Tracee and myself.  

We also had show and tell of our monthly challenge project.  Marg did not have hers with her,  but Sue and I showed our finished items, and Tracee's is a work in progress - and I can understand why, with lots of little pieces to work with.

September's challenge (we have show and tell on the first Wednesday of the following month), was to make an item with pieces cut with our new acquisition, the Accuquilt Go cutter.

Sue did a hexagon tablerunner in this absolutely gorgeous batik fabric, and free motion quilted around the flowers ~

My project was a tablerunner made with tumblers, made with alternating blues and taupes just from my stash, and quilted just with straight lines ~


and Tracee's work in progress is in this beautiful flannel fabric ~

Some lovely work, as always, even if I do say so myself!