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Thursday, March 26, 2015

A little help from friends

Another Wednesday night, and  a full contingent of quilters attended. Marg showed us her finished baby quilt, which she also machine quilted and did a great job. Baby will be very happy!

Marg had planned to spend the night folding letters and stuffing them into envelopes, but it looked like a monstrous task so everybody hopped in and helped! Many hands etc. got the job done pretty quickly and we could all go back to sewing.

The other show and tell was Carol with her raw-edge kitty quilt. Isn't it delightful?!

Jean was beading, Helen came in later, Pauline told us of her trip to Japan, Tracee was stitching (I think, couldn't see past the big box), and Marina was also working on something quilty. Yours truly was beavering away at the Scandinavian Rose - again!

We do hope the SES benefits from our labours and gets a good lot of donations.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Show n tell Wednesday

 Yesterday night was balmy, and we enjoyed the evening with the doors open and the fresh air coming in. We also had a visitor, Louise, who joined us for the evening. She was crocheting a little cardigan for her daughter, and we hope to see her again in the coming weeks.
Marina had been very busy. She showed us her Christmas table topper, which is an interesting pattern. It requires border fabrics, and the pattern is a larger version of the quilt below. We are hoping Marina will show how to make one of these, they seem very versatile.

 Marina's getting into the Aussie Hero quilts, and this is one she whipped up very quickly. Isn't it lovely! A soldier will be the lucky recipient one day soon.
Marg was working on her stitchery, part of a gorgeous stitched and pieced quilt that hangs in Mary's shop. What a delightful little garden fairy!
 Helen was happy to complete one section of her ANZAC stitchery. It takes infinite patience, and the black and yellow are very striking. The finished work will be very impressive indeed!
I finished another of my 'Scandinavian Rose' panels. This one had a lot of satin stitch and  ooops! I just noticed an unfinished section. The satin stitch caused a lot of grumbling - not my favourite stitch!

This is another of Marina's quilt, the same pattern as the one above, but with smaller prints. The photo doesn't do it justice, it looks very rich in blue and cream and gold. We all loved it.