Monday, September 19, 2016

Its all a mystery...

Just what are all these gals up to, lots of hubub going on...
Turns out, its all about Wendy's wistful mumblings of mystery quilts at the Mooloolah Valley visit.
We are doing a Mystery Quilt!
Wendy has written up the pattern! a first for her.
And Yes, of course, we will be posting the instruction so anyone can follow along, so look for the instructions in the next couple of days.

It seems that just about everyone has an ipad or tablet these days, great for pics of quilts, links to quilting blogs, merchant sites and patterns. But more importantly, a great tool for sharing pics of those most important people in our lives, the Grandies...

Pat was working on her latest and shared the flimsey with us, cats playing ball, makes one smile, gonna be a great quilt, possibly for sale in our Atrium gift shop.

Wendy had two delicious little baby quilts, mading 2 for choice and stitched a sweet label for the chosen quilt.

Karen stitched the cutest little apron for a 2yr old Grandie,

Val has been busy stitching quilts for Laurel House, a charity that helps kiddies affected by sexual abuse. The counselors often talk of 'the elephant in the room' and there are many elephant figurines dotted around the offices so when Val came across this sweet cross stitch she knew just what to do with it.

Val also created this cutie, just perfect for a dog lover, however, when quilting with a serpentine stitch she found herself wandering across those loving faces, a bit of reverse stitching took place and problem solved with a meandering stitch around those cute doggies faces.

Our Cottage is surround with gardens and backs onto bushland so visitors of the wild kind have been known to drop in from time to time, but this little fellow decided to investigate a little further, mananging to get lost in the back room. They may look cute, and they can be cute, some become tame enough to eat blossoms and vegies from your hand, but if feeling threatened the can give you a nasty nip and just look at those claws - I can tell you those suckers scratch like billy oh if he decides you are a nice high perch and runs up your leg!!
Luckily Big Bad John came to our rescue, snatched up the equipment needed and herded lizzy out the door!
Well, actually, Caligraphy group have their exhibition on in the Atrium and John was on duty - but that doesn't sound half so wild west. Thanks John.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A lovely day in Mooloolah

The Mooloolah Valley girls held their Bienale quilt show and tell last Wednesday 7th Sept, it's always an enjoyable day out with quilting friends, meeting new faces, greeting old faces, err...faces from previous years??
There was a lovely quilted banner greeting you at the entrance.
Show and tell was in the Mooloolah Public Hall, set just off the street in lush tropical surrounds

Mooloolah girls had the fun of setting up a Mystery Quilt within the group, these are some of the results. Wendy was rather taken with the idea of a group Mystery Quilt....but more on that later
Sheila took along a lovely Cathederal squares cushion. A gift for a friends birthday. As we all know it's Sheila's credo, "if you can't machine it, I'm not doing it", so yep, a donated orphan block was used for the front and the lovely backing was purchased while on holiday with said friend, who just happens to love violets and the colour purple.

Show and Tell quilts from our group and a past member.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Beauties, all...

almost missed them, can you believe it? sorry Sheila and Michelle and of course the gals who created these lovelies. I think my e-mail address has been sold, only explanation of why I'm getting sooooo many mails each day.

Michelle sent these quite some time ago, thanks Michelle for your time and efforts.

Jaqui's 18 inch squares turned into a very large star block, love the fabric

Leanne's gorgeous postage stamp quilt. 7056 pieces of 1 1/2 squares with a black and white stripe binding, quilted by Fiona the Quilting Fairy

More of Val's charity quilts

Farewell to Anneke

One oh Val's beautiful quilts.

Pics and notes from Sheila. Thank you Sheila.
Sue A finishing a row by row which has been in the finish box for years !

Squares and oblongs in vibrant fabrics from Karyn

Helen T., a quilt for herself

Start made on making notions for quilt show. They can be used as a coaster. Special gold fabric chosen to celebrate 50 years of BCC

Marion on the machine

Hope you all enjoy the eye candy!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

PIA, our new word...

Yep, over the W.I.P, the U.F.O. etc, Wendy has coined a new anacronym, PIA for Project/s In Action, she refuses to have a U.F.O, reckons that makes a project sound so unloved, whereas it may just be that it has slid down the slope, been overtaken, by the list of 'most pressing', 'most popular', 'prettiest' etc list, so PIA it is!
So, do you have a long list of P.I.A.'s?

Jane isn't fessing up to a long list of P.I.A.'s but she certainly is fessing up to 'too much stuff in my sewing space'. Eyeing off a rather largish stack of wools of all hues she decided to knit a knee rug, rather a large one, needing circular needles. Being rather pleased with the result she sailed forth and in the space of 7 weeks, created a total of 6 knee rugs, of all sizes, the latest one being the 7" squares she is holding in the pic below.
Jane bought along her 'squares' rug for a little advice on backing, she is off to colder climes in the near future and wanted some extra warmth. Of all the knee rugs she is keeping the squares, the others have zoomed off all over the world.

Val created two more charity quilts,
This one certainly drew its compliment of 'ohh's and 'ahh's
and this lovely all in greens and purples, a strip pieced Q.A.Y.G.

Gwen has finished her 'I Spy' version and bought it along to share, using a variation of Attic Windows with a little twist.

Lastly, if you are in our neck of the woods on Saturday 27th August, pop into our Atrium Open Day, promises to be as much fun as previous years.
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