Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Special Quilts for Special People, Lessons and a Thank You

What a wonderful quilt to greet you as we came through the doors today.  Marcia made this spider web quilt for her Granddaughters 21st Birthday, choosing to piece the webs in rows forming a secondary pattern with the background diamonds.
Marcia and her Darling have just returned from a bit of a country trip away, and look what she spotted in a little gift store window, that great vest she is wearing, well of course she had to have it, and its reversible!! - too good to leave behind.
As Marcia was coming to the end of her spiderweb blocks, she realised that she was a few strips of fabric short - just needed a little extra to make up a couple of blocks - Daughter Leanne (Hiya Leanne - waving-) came to the rescue with just the right fabrics, lovely pale lemons.  Fiona from the Quilting Fairy did another lovely job on the quilting.

Beryl created this very special Aussie I Spy quilt for her young Grandson, machine quilting a row of stars in the yellow borders and a special message for her Grandie in the bottom border.  Every fabric was chosen to tell a story in her Grandsons life.

Sheila then announced some great news, Gwen will be using this quilt to teach monthly classes on pattern drafting and hand piecing - the right way! 
Rumors have been floating around for a bit about these classes and today it was confirmed! Fab for those of us who are self taught and/or have always machine pieced.

A closer look at one of Gwen's blocks. Neat, all those lovely precise corners.
Tiny quilting stitches, and how about the way the sashings meet in points in the center?

Lyn was purchasing some Pellon for the Group this week, the name Buderim Patchwork came up - as it does - and another customer commented on how she loves to read our blog.  If that was you, Thank You for your very kind comments and I hope you continue to enjoy the read.

We had more of that ever popular chocolate and caramel slice for Arvo Tea, along with a delicious Lemon Ring Cake (yep, snaffled a slice of that one), buttered bun, lamingtons and a Mud Cake......oohh I do love Wednesday arvo teas!
Uh huh, that's all that was left of the caramel slice, a few tinsy crumbs, it's a pretty plate though.


Wendy B said...

Andrea, that spiderweb quilt is magnificent. It will be a 21st gift that will be surely treasured, I bet! I'd love to be there for the pattern drafting and hand piecing....what beautiful work! area I'm lacking in!... and ah, no caramel slice left for me!!!! lol
Love your wednesdays!
sugary hugs XX Wendy :O)

Daisy said...

Hi andrea and girls - big waves back to you - wow hasn't the spiderweb quilt turned out well - lucky little granddaughter - nice photo of Marcia as well ! love all the work and of course the afternoon tea - did Marcia tell you I've got a new cake recipe - I'll have to bring it along next time I'm home.
Leanne xoxoxox

quiltinbysea said...

Ooh, yum, yes please, you make the 'bestest goodies are promising cake aren't you???not just a piece of paper and some writing???

Looking forward to seeing you at the Cottage and catching up.


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