Saturday, June 19, 2021

Big Birthdays and Big Excitement

 Not sure if it is just our family, but mid year is definitely all about birthdays, does your families birthdays all fall in a close monthly pattern?.  

At the Cottage we have had two Big '0' Birthdays in the last few weeks, firstly Lorraine had her 70th and was spoilt with cake and a very pretty hot pink rose bush.  Congratulations Lainey.


 Inga celebrated her 90th recently, now that's a really big '0'. Karen shared a birthday pic with us.

Although Inga has not been to the Cottage for
some time, we organised a card and a gift to help her celebrate.  This is a
photo of her whilst she was having a birthday coffee with her daughter Betty.

Congratulations Inga, hope you had a wonderful Birthday

 Sheila shared some pics of 'show and tell' goodies that will be on sale at our Quilt Exhibition and Sale which will be kicking off very shortly, Friday the 25th through to Sunday 27th.  Gather some friends together and have a great outing, whether you are looking for inspiration, a wonderful quilt for your home or a loved one or just a little something to spoil yourself, you will find it at the Cottage.

 This amazing bag is made by Lorraine I. using linen & cotton reels from Pat Ward.  Cotton reels are glued & sewn like beads to make that pretty flower.  Bag  is lined & has a zippered pocket and will be for sale at our Quilt Show.


 Sheila found this marbled fabric she made 20 years ago !  and created these placemats which will also be for sale at Quilt  show  along with many other special patchwork treasures made by our talented members. 

Unfortunately I am now unable to join in the fun, but I know everyone will have a wonderful time, Patchwork members and visitors alike.  

Our two youngest Grandies are disappointed not to have their latest quilts on display, so we have settled for sharing here on the blog.  When it came time to start thinking about a backing, and frankly, being a little over drafting and piecing characters (yes the original idea was to have one favourite character in a pieced backing) I fell over these Minecraft panels, they were the last two in stock!  Whew!! sooo much easier.


This site, 'Seriously..Ithink it needs stitches.' by Kelli Fannin was my go to for character patterns, without which the whole shebang would have taken so so much longer.  Kelli's patterns are just that little different to the usual 12 square patterns, so if by any chance you feel the urge to create a quilt or even a cushion I thoroughly recommend her patterns and site.  

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Excitement is mounting, less than one month to go

Patchwork gals are working hard on all fronts to make our Patchwork Exhibition another great success, not only in creating lots of lovely quilts of all designs and quilting methods but also stitching up lovely little gifts for your family and loved ones.

Sheila has sent along some words and pics of the works being done and the great times gals from both groups are having.  Thanks again Sheila.


Sandy's lovely bibs in progress. 

Sheila’s lap quilt.                                                                                                                         Background was a trial of a quarter circle pattern for another quilt, hence a UFO finished !

Nicely finished off with a pieced backing - all in Sheila's fave colour of blue.

‘Quilt as you go ‘ guru , Lorraine , teaching Marion  the finer points

A little bird has mentioned that Lorraine will shortly be celebrating  has celebrated one of those Big '0' birthdays. Congratulations Lorraine, hope you had a lovely day.

Thursday night challenge.  Michelle sorting her ribbons!


Marlene’s quilt is a result of 2018 challenge by librarian, Jacqui, Make a quilt from one of our books!

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