Sunday, February 19, 2012

And the winner is.....

We judged the challenge quilts by a 'Viewers Choice' vote and the winner was Trish Copeland! (Sorry you're a bit 'washed out' Trish - had to lighten the shot to show the rose on the quilt)
Everyone loved her quilt with it's little dangles, inspired by Lisa Waltons demo beading video.
Well done Trish. I must say, the colour was a real surprize!


Helen was working on a a project using elongated hexagons from a kit from Patchwork with Busyfingers.
Stephanie is thinking about venturing into the realm of hexagons! I think I might try without papers.

Margaret brought along her amazing 'fussy cut' hexagons in soft Reproduction fabrics.

Since we have been meeting at Oak Flats, each month a challenge has been set for members to achieve. Next month, our challenge is to be to finish a UFO that is over 10 years old! Either 10 yrs or if you haven't been quilting that long - your oldest UFO.

We do have our OVER ACHIEVERS - here is Robyns 'old' UFO completed already! It had been pinned together for so long the pins had rusted! Her next challenge will be to get the rust out!
She says she will complete another one from the UFO cupboard for next month.

Its nice to see our kids following in our 'sewing' footsteps.
Robyn's daughter Catherine has started to sew and is now selling her items via Facebook and Etsy. Here is an example of her work - a pram/stroller liner.
Go girl!
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

It's February .....

Today was our February GTG at OFBC.
There were eight of us there and we managed to make an impact on the number of vanilla slices in the coffee shop!

Here is our visitor and hopefully new member Kerrie Metcalfe.
Kerrie came along today to check us out - she is an embroiderer and quilter from Albion Park. Here is 'Kerries Quilt' which she put together over the last holidays. It was made from a jelly roll that she picked up for half price and the wadding was joined with iron on tape - my kind of quilt!

Margaret showed us the progress she is making with her Sue Daley quilt. She has to make 879 clamshells and 224 -1 1/2"squares to complete the quilt which will be then be appliqued onto a backing.

It's done in Aunt Grace fabrics and will resemble a Double Wedding Ring.

Behind this little 'Taggy' quilt is Helen - it's lined with a suedy fleece - really cuddly and the ribbons are all very tactile too - her little grandaughter loves it!

Magaret has finished the top of Lilly's quilt. Neat eh? it's so soft and pretty.

Who likes techno toys?
Check out Robyn's latest - a telephoto lens for her Iphone!

I WANT one ......

Helen was working on a UFO - from One of Nic Bridges' classes - "Four Seasons".

Our Challenge this month was to create a 'Vibrator' quilt to go under our lunch buzzers. Here they are .... which one will be judged the WINNER?
The answer is coming soon ....
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