Saturday, September 17, 2011

June's Trunk Show and Tell

Another Trunk Show from the Thursday night group.  Courtesy of Letitia and Debby.

June shared lots of her beloved creations with us last month.  June taught sewing and as you will see has experimented with many different crafts.
Gollywogs and Bears..too georgeous, Gollys dressed in outfits that June made for them.

June has been making her own lace for many years and has collected and made beautiful beaded ends for her lace bobbins, she has made all the cases as well.

June made this christening dress and made the lace as well.  It is magnificent.  What a beautiful Heirloom.

Using hexies and lots of Crazy Patch, June made this pillow and sham for her bed, aptly named 'Under the Sea'. Gorgeous colours.

June made 3 Gollywog quilts for her Grandchildren...
 ... and another beauty.

 A Gollywog pillow, June made this one from a kit.

A tulip table runner made at a workshop held at the Cottage a couple of years back, showing an easier curved piecing method.

 June went into a Phaff competition to advertise their sewing machines.  The exhibition was displayed Australia wide at Universities and shopping centers.  June has a certificate proudly hanging in her sewing room to commemorate this wonderful piece.  The butterfly comes off the pillow and the quilting is gorgeous.

At another Cottage workshop, this one with Cottage member Pam, June created this whimsical Elf.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Monsters and Jellyfish...

...were just a couple of the goodies to feast our eyes on yesterday, but the 1st cab off the rank in the amusing department was Fran....yep Fran did the morning tea for the Needlework ladies and of course she just had to dress for the part, including a beautiful Tiara that she must have borrowed from a friend in England, it was just so stunningly beautiful, although there was a rumor running around that it was plastic from Cheapie Charlies, but we will just ignore that rumor.

Val created this 'Construction' quilt for her 6 year old Great Grandson for his Birthday.
The roads were Lorraine's idea to make it more authentic.

Another one of Lyn's bed cushions for her Grandies, this is cushion number 5, there is only one little grandie to yet have a birthday and then Lyn will be looking around for another idea for pressies.
Lyn has based all her Birthday cushions on a pattern from Kellie Wulfsohn from 'Don't Look Now'.

Lorraine has been away on 'Retreat' and as she usually does, came home with some lovely creations, this first was designed by Lorraine for a special lass in her life, as Lorraine tells the story..
"Jazmin is my very first Great Niece and I felt all gooey when she was born and made her a luvverly Sunbonnet Sue and friends quilt. It has been well worn and hopefully loved. A couple of weeks ago at another niece’s baby shower she told me her quilt had been lost, along with quite a few other things but that didn’t interest Jazzie, when the family moved back from WA. She asked if I could make her another one.
As she is nine now I thought Sue was a bit young for her so her current passion is the ocean and not wanting to make something as twee as a dolphin I had some left over crystal organza and it instantly shouted jelly fish. Lots of ribbons and silky shiny embroidery thread for quilting and she will soon have her own jellyfish. I know the organza won’t stand up to much wear and tear but, hey, it is for a kid anyway and if it wears out, well I’m happy cos it has been loved.
By the time this one wears out she will be a teenager and something more sophisticated will be needed."
The group project was this great travel bag, of course we are all envious and want to know all about the pattern and where to get our own.
Erk....I was so focused on getting a great pic I chopped of Lorraines head....... sorry Lainey.

Talking of heads, what were Marcia and Marguerite up to? apart from lots of giggling that is
Marguerite was showing Marcia how to crochet her little squares together,
so that they sit nice and flat!

Gwen had some goodies to share with us, firstly a lovely Scots themed table runner, thistles with a tartan border.  Gwen saw a photo in a magazine and just loved the runner, she didn't have a pattern and just 'played it by ear'.
and this smocked coat hanger, which was her show and tell for the Needlework Group.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ladybug Pincushions, bags and other wonderful work

A little while back the Thursday night gals had a workshop sewing ladybug pincushions.  Lots of fun and laughter and lots of lovely pincushions, all bought to you courtesy of Debby and Letitia.

Letitia started the evening off with instructions, the girls were soon hard at it with finished ladybugs soon completed, along with Denise making sure she had the instructions all written down.
June, pleased with her little bug, gave his tail a tickle.

Time for a coffee break and then on to the flower bases, well a bug has to have a flower doesn't she?

Thank you so much Di for making and donating this fabulous 'Toytime' Quilt to STEMM for their Christmas in July.  They made over $2,000.00.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

A few weeks back Maree bought this amazing wall hanging in to share with the group.
One of the families homes has a lot of old style fireplaces that are no longer used, thanks to the wonders of modern heating, and so a request was made for something to hang in front of a fireplace.  Maree came up with this beauty.

Janet and Ann took part in a workshop with Jenny at the Angel last week and created these handy dandy zippered bags, lots of uses as the sizing can easily be changed.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Part 5 2011 Quilt Show

Coffee Time flolks.......another 10 beautiful quilts from our Tree-mendous quilt show.

'Japanese Prints in Leadlight
Taken from a Reece Scannel design which I have sewn before only this time with Japanese prints.
The quilting was Quilt As You Go which I sewed with variegated thread and fancy stitches on my domestic sewing machine.

'Sky, Earth, Water, Fire
This wall hanging is a project I did through the Quilt University of America over the internet.
We were encouraged to use many different techniques in each of the different elements.

A Blueish Blackout - A first Quilt

'Shaggy in Pastels'
I saw this shaggy quilt in a Patchwork and Quilting magazine and love the contrast of this quilt to a traditional quilt.
Machine stitched 2009-2010

Photo courtesy of Janet.
750 Suffolk Puffs stitched together form this quilt giving it a lacy see through effect.

'Through the Garden Gate'
Pattern by Ann Kane
Block of the month using supplied fabric.
Hand appliqued.  Hand embroidered
Machine quilting by 'The Quilting Fairy'
Seen at craft show on the Sunshine Coast some years ago and just had to do it!

'Worrigee Quilt'

Made in July 2006 at the Worrigee quilting group of N.S.W.

This block is a variation of the Birds in the Air block.
Machine pieced from a Bali Pop Jelly Roll.
Quilted by Fiona Bell of the Quilting Fairy.
Designed by Pam Lintott.

'Ailsa's Row by Row Quilt'

In 2009 it was decided at the Patchwork Group that we would make some Row by Row friendship quilts for those who were interested in participating.
I joind in a group of 7 members, the rows were made with myself starting and then passed around to the others to make their version of a specified block type.
Only the first and last rows were makers choice.
I was very pleased with the contributions of the other members.  I joind them all up and completed the quilt finally in 2010
The inspiration was from Sue Andrew who organised it all.  It is a very nice friendship quilt for me to treasure.

'Flower Patch'
Made for my brother and his wife to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Browns and Creams were their choice which was a challenge for me as they are not my favourite colours.
Machine pieced and quilted with a smidgen of hand quilting.
Design by Green Fairy - Judi

Friday, September 2, 2011

Tutorial Samples from Val and More Maureen

Well, who was kidding themselves when they thought Maureen's marvelous work could be split into a mere two posts?...lots more in this post but firstly some goodies from Val on a Needlework workshop teaching uses of vlisorfix. 
This cute little kitty needlcase, lovely as it is or add more frou frou if you desire.
Intricate Christmas Table Runner using Vlisorfix on the stars
Val has also made two Library bags, always a great Christmas Stocking Stuffer...yeah..Christmas talk already!! (erk..)

And just to make you feel like a little something to nibble on with that cuppa you are about to have while you browse through Maureen's goodies, here is what Wendy and Val presented for arvo tea...Yummo.  See what those on holiday miss out on!

Again, a big Thank you to Debby and Letitia for these pics and words on Marlene's Trunk Show.

Marlene's grand daughter said these aren't stars, these are fireworks.  Marlene has paper pieced it.

Another of June's fun nights.  Windmills, Marlene has used 2 colours only and it is very effective.

This magnificent Baltimore quilt took Marlene 13 years in the making and Fiona has recently quilted it for her. Wow, and now it is finished.  This quilt must have taken you hours and hours Marlene.  It's fabulous. 

And this is it hanging at our quilt show.

a closer view of some of the beautiful blocks on this quilt.

And as all pet loving quilters do, Maureen has made a quilt for her dog, Missy, a sweet little Golden Pomeranian.  Missy had a little playmate next door, a King Charles Spaniel, so how could Maureen pass up this great fabric.

Maureen, Marlene's daughter organised the girls from her Bli Bli group to embroider this lovely cloth for Marlene for her big -0- something birthday!!  Marlene has some lovely
friends.  Lucky girl.  You can never have too many girlfriends.

Some photos of bags and more bags that Marlene has made over the years

Another Lyn Ballinger Challenge, named Nemo...dunno why.

How cute is this, challenged to pretty up a Lyncraft bag Marleen used some simple embroidery and buttons from her Mum's collection to come up with this creation.

Table Runners, one of which is pieced.  Marlene made some funy noises when she said that word "pieced" the impression "piecing" isn't her cup of tea!!

Beautiful cushions, embroidered kitties and a 'Crazy'

Gifts made for Marlene from her quilting friends, the mask was made by Fiona and the gorgeous scissor holder from Gwen.
Julie made Marlene this bag.

Marlene thank you so much for a fabulous evening.

Remember this beauty?? Marlene wanted you to know it was a gift from Fiona.

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