Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Canberra Craft show

Last Friday, a few of us headed to the Canberra Quilt and Craft Show. It is a small show but it was still a nice day out checking out the stalls and the quilts. I didn't NEED anything but still bought a few things....some applique glue, a cross stitch pattern and some linen. A few liberty fabrics came home with me too. My favourite stall was Cutting Cloth from Melbourne. It is such a beautiful stall and shop. I just took some pictures of the quilts This one was my favourite.

 I did like this sashiko/boro one as well. There were many gorgeous ones.

This quilt was originally a beautifully embroidered table cloth which the new owner quilted and it looked wonderful.
 The quilting on Jill's beautiful quilt was done by Terina, who quilted my recent finish.

 This lovely handpieced quilt was done by Michelle. So many stars!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Some progress..

I have been enjoying my stitching lately. The next block of Here There and Everywhere came and I just had to start. It is such fun to do.
I finished off my cross stitch last week. I did enjoy making this very much. Now to decide if I will invest in the buttons that decorate it or leave them off. 

 There has been a little hand quilting being done on this Marg Low Christmas quilt. I am also very slowly quilting Scandinavian Rose.
 I also spent a few evenings stitching the binding on My Town. This quilt just needs a label and it will be all finished.

Friday, August 3, 2018


Lovely to see great work at the shop last Wednesday. It is so motivating to see everyone's progress.
Lynda is doing an amazing job on this tree skirt for her little grandie. She is using a quilt pattern by Bunny Hill Designs and adapting it.

 Roni is always amazing us with her wonderful Christmas finishes!

 Lovely to see Lynn back at the evening class, She was working on the binding on this beautiful sewing pouch. It is a design by Lynette Anderson.

 I have some progress too. I did do some minutes in the sewing room and sewed together this little Christmas quilt and then hand quilted it. It is a pattern in a book, Festive Stitches, by Marg Low.
 This BOM, My Town, from the Homespun magazine has been professionally quilted and now is ready for binding. It was in the magazine years ago and the blocks were done each month but then all progress stopped. So good to have it at this stage. Thank you Terina for the beautiful quilting.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Lovely sewing

Sp special to see what the social and class girls have been achieving recently. Janet is a wonderful sewer and is creating these amazing outfits for her little girls to wear to a Great Gatsby party. The 2 outfits she has completed have a dress and coat and one even has a beautiful little hat!

 Lynda has been so busy making special Christmas goodies for her little granddaughter. What a very lucky little miss.

 Roni has been making beautiful items too. This runner is just beautiful. The colours are lovely and soft so my photos don't do it justice.

 Roni has also made this little pouch. I just love the hexagons all made with Japanese yarn dyed fabrics.
Margaret in the evening class has been using her little scraps to make these great mini quilts.  

 She also made this lovely soft flannel blanket for a new little baby. This is just one of many! Lucky babies and new mums.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Progress and blog books

I finally got around to printing my blog books. So exciting to see the blog in print and such a nice way to store the year's happenings.

 After completing my last cross stitch I was very inspired to start another. I have had this Shepherds Bush pattern in my stash for years and just felt like starting. I even had the linen!

I managed a very tough job last week and finally tacked the Scandinavian Rose quilt ready for hand quilting. It is not an easy job.....especially on the floor.
 Over the weekend I took myself into the sewing room for 10 minutes or so and started to put together this little quilt from Festive Stitches by Marg Low. One row to go.
 Several weeks ago I put together The Simple Life and then added the borders. It will now wait in turn to be hand quilted.