Saturday, April 23, 2016

It's all about the small and the busy...

...there seems to be a few 'story' quilts surfacing these days,Wendy has fallen in love with this one from the February edition of Homespun magazine.
Created by Natalie Bird of 'The Birdhouse',
So far, progress for Wendy has been choosing the fabrics, always a bit more involved than you first think!, so looking forward to watching this lovely evolve.
If you want an easy way to get the Homespun digital editions, you can catch up with the past editions and subscribe over at Zimio
While we were drooling over Wendy's fabric choices, someone mentioned a lovely little quilt that has been creating quite a fuss in the quilting world for some time now, Jen Kingwall's 'My Small World'
Marcia immediately popped up this pic on her ipad for us to wonder at and drool over...
Yep, her very talented daughter Leanne has created her version of 'My Small World'.  You can pop over to Leanne's blog and see her pic of this wonderful quilt.  Leanne is yet to quilt her top but if you subscribe to her blog no doubt you will be able to see the finished quilt in the near future, after all, it is listed on her 100 days to finish challenge!

Chatting about finishing...

Karen was snapped last Thursday night, finishing her reels of thread holder, a U F O of 18 years.  Gotta love a finish.

Marie V. shared this innovative Q.A.Y.G, I Spy quilt with us, wonky log cabins, with the cutest prints at the center, alternated with diagonal strip blocks.
 Some of those cute little prints.
Marie's design gave Patricia a lightbulb moment, she has some nice little prints herself that she would love to use, this design is just perfect!

Courtney is making great progress with her table runner, getting a little guidance here from Mary. 

Some of the gals have been tripping around on boats, large boats, well cruise ships really, and having a wonderful time of it if these eye glasses are anything to go by.
spotted them on the notices table and just had to share the giggle!

Sue W, who just loves applique, created a this wallhanging for a special friend living over in W.Aus. 
Posted off before it could be shared with us, Sue was delighted to receive this pic from her friend, who couldn't believe her luck when she walked into the LQS and spotted the perfect hanger.

Susie A, one of those who has been floating about, took a piece of her beautiful hand dyed fabric with her to create her entry into the Fiber Arts group challenge of course couldn't take a pic of the entire WIP- that would be giving too much away to the Fiber Art gals, but did manage to get some snips of the lovely fabric.
Sue, who used to have her own fabric dyeing business will be presenting a fabric dyeing class to our group in May.  Really looking forward to seeing some beautiful creations.

Marcia, was busily putting the finishing stitches into the binding on this very special quilt.
For her Grandaughters new baby.  Yep Marcia is going to be a Great Granny!!!, not once but twice!!
Yes, two of her Grandaughters are expecting bubbies this year......oooh, can't begin to tell you of the envy around the table when that topic popped up!
Lots of lovely I Spy fabric sashed with plains, a brilliant combination of the busy and the restful.

Sheila snapped some of the girls at work last Thursday night to share with us,

Marlene  getting more 'kites' ready. Gluing faster than tacking?

Leanne finally onto the binding of her 1 inch square large quilt
 Thank you Sheila.

Fae had another one of her lovley quilts to share with us.
 and yes, that is Sheila hiding behind the quilt!, talk about a scrunched down leader!

Rita was one of the gals giving us our afternoon tea, and bought her cake along in this very snazzy holder.
The handle threads through two loops for an easy closure, when not in use the entire carrier lays flat for storage, could even do double duty as a table runner?

Sheila had a 'memory lane' pic to share with us, she took 3 of her Granddaughters to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane a few weeks ago, she took their dads there about 40 years ago.

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