Friday, August 30, 2019

Hexies on Thursday...

...along with one of the lovely friendship blocks the Thursday night gals are creating for each other.
Sheila shared pics of the Thursday night gals for us to enjoy. Thanks Sheila

Debbie preparing her friendship quilt block ready to give to group

Fiona with her gorgeous bag. She rarely makes bags!

Jules joining her large hexies.

Quilt Raffle Donation and Free Motion Quilting, it's all about practice...

Our group has always been involved in supporting various charities, not only in the making and distribution of quilts but also by raising funds, one way we do this is by creating and raffling two quilts at our biennial Quilt Exhibition. This last Quilt Show our group decided to support the work done by the Foote Sanctuary volunteers in the wonderful work they do to keep the Sanctuary so well maintained.
Last week Sheila proudly presented a cheque for $1500.00 to Foote Sanctuary volunteers David and Marie.
This week, we got a lovely thank you from the Foot Sanctuary folks as below:

"On behalf of the members of The Foote Sanctuary, I would like to express our sincere thanks for the donation of $1,500 from the proceeds of your recent quilt raffle.

We are a small but dedicated group working on a regular basis for more than 50 years to re-create and maintain the kind of forest which existed on Buderim Mountain before European settlers, and we are conscious of the role we play in providing a natural forest retreat in the midst of what is now a largely residential community.

We intend to spend the money publishing a Weed Identification booklet for the Sanctuary, to help new volunteers in their weeding work. We will also put some funds towards a rain water conservation project"

It's always great when you know what your hard work actually achieves, if you haven't yet been a Foote Sanctuary visitor, give yourself a treat and toddle along, its a great Buderim facility.

Marion has mentioned from time to time that she has been practicing her Free Motion Quilting, we got to see her latest efforts this week
These lovely roses on her 'scrappy'

There were two other scrappy quilts, this almost finished cutie from Sue.
and a flimsey destined for the Charity Quilt stockpile

Last week Jan shared her very first quilt with us, made for a special little lassie in her life.
Jan chose a lovely scatter spot fabric for the backing,
This week, off and running on quilt number 2, also for one of those special littlies in our lives.

Getting into the swing of being a real quilter, you know, why do one project when you can do multiples, Jan also worked on finishing the trivet she started from the workshop Jackie presented a couple of weeks ago.

Sheila created this lovely baby quilt using a selection of 'orphan' blocks to build the quilt around, a gift for her expectant hairdresser.

Di, who was a member of our group about 15 years ago, has recently returned to the Sunshine Coast and re-joined our group, she bought along a beautiful Redwork quilt started some time ago as her 'bring along project'

Sue has been creating perfect little circles in varying sizes for quite awhile now, sometimes completing as many as two circles on a Wednesday, not every Wednesday mind, just some, bring along projects are not to be rushed you know!
Anyhooo, Sue has now progressed to considering the layout along with the possibility of expanding her creation into a triptych
Whatever the decision, you know it will be pretty, how could it not with that lovely lime background.

Sue also created another of her wonderful 4 patch kaleidoscope quilts, spotting a panel that really didn't float her boat but with nice colours, Sue snaffled 4 of them.
and created this darling!
Sue used a shell motif fabric for the backing and machine quilted with gently flowing lines, so of course she named her quilt 'Picnic at the Beach'
If you feel up to creating your own quilt Connecting Threads has a tutorial

Sheila has organised a holder for all of our rotary cutters, the chenille cutter and spare blades, its new home is in the drawer with our cutting mats and rulers,see that pretty aqua bag/holder there on the right, yep that's the one, no more searching!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Cake and Candles = Birthday

Sheila visited the Thursday nighters and shared some quilting candy and a Birthday Pic. Thanks Sheila

Celebrating special lady Karen’s birthday. She works so hard as secretary of Patchwork & secretary of Craft Cottage.

Michelle’s friendship quilt is in progress

Ratna with amazing shasiko

Enjoy gals, Thanks Sheila

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

They're back... spades, yep Hexies were everywhere on show today,
Karen was slicing around a template, well when she wasn't chatting that is, she told us of a little project she has under wraps using 1/4" hexies!! Ankie reckoned that Hexies that small should be glued down, just for security like, a few nods of agreement on that one!

Jackie presented a workshop on these little beauties,Somerset Patchwork Trivets.
They are an oldie but a goodie, Buderim Patchwork gals had a workshop on these a few years back, there were quite a few offered for sale at the Christmas Fair, and yep, snaffled a few, they are fantastic for the table.
This is Sheila's from that earlier workshop
Joy has her pattern well on the way.

Marlene spotted this panel at a Quilt Show and just had to have it, those eyes are captivating, Marlene isn't sure if he is giving her the 'come hither' look or the 'Hmm, a snack' look. He really is a beautiful boy.

Pat is has been a busy gal, 3 flimseies bought along for Lorraine I. to practice her long arm quilting and turn these charmers into lovely quilts for our Charity Quilt Stash.

Sue W. was spied stitching these lovelies, can't wait to see what she turns them into.

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