Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
These are some blocks using a similar focus fabric to the other one with a mixture of the same fabrics plus a few different ones. Happy sewing Sandra. This was her first effort at foundation piecing also . Some are only pinned at this stage, but all are looking good.
Further updates as the work progresses. Thanks for an enjoyable but TIRING weekend girls. I had to go to work for a holiday. Ruth
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Hope the preparations for the strips n curves workshop at the same time are well in hand.
Ruth can bring along a couple of ironing rolls for the pressing of the strips as she has found some more old tent posts. Has anyone else thought of an ironing board. At least we'll have well pressed clothes if we decide to "go out " for tea. Don't know if I'll have room in the car for my swag. Has anyone else got that problem?
Final preparations will be sorted out Wed 28 October at our next sewing day. See you then.
Monday, September 28, 2009
There is also a new magazine soon to be launched in December called Down Under Textiles published by the same publisher as Down Under Quilts. The editor is also looking to suggestions for content.http://onceaponceatime.blogspot.com/ Contact Deborah if you have any ideas you would like to see in a magazine.
Don't forget the upcoming events for October. Looks like Mt Perry is set for a busy time once school resumes.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
October 31 and November 1st 2009 will see us sewing until we dye at the Tin Shed.
Costs are $10 for non Sport & Rec members to cover the accommodation costs and members free of course. Ruth is the tutor and she is happy to donate her fees to the Cancer Fund. The amount will be at the discretion of the participant.
We are actually doing 2 workshops. A strips n curves workshop over 2 days and a fabric dyeing session for new dyers doing the 24 step colourwheel. If you are an experienced dyer and wish to do your own thing bring your equipment etc along and join in the fun. The dyeing costs will be calculated on the day as to how much dye and chemicals you use.
The photo is a sample of blocks made from the basic pattern for strips n curves. These patterns have been used with permission from Louisa Smith of the Strips n Curves books.
Workshop requirements were listed at the recent patchwork day. Email Ruth for a comprehensive list if required. Dyeing requirements were also listed but final arrangements can be discussed at the patchwork day Oct 7. Hope you are all excited about our overnight sewing bee.
Almost forgot, the workshop is the weekend AFTER the Art Exhibition so there is no excuse for not finishing your entry into the textile section.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Ruth had to leave before Narelle was able to make it after work, and Kerry had been and gone but would return.
Patty was able to pop in after work but Sandra and Margaret had gone earlier and Fay was on her way out but Kerry had returned.
If I've forgotten anyone, my apologies, we can be hard to keep track of. Here is some of the work that some of the girls have been working on.
Monday, September 07, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
The girls waited patiently till after lunch, and when Narelle and Patty finally arrived it was ooh's and aah's all round. Needless to say, each of us were able to add to our own stashes. A very big thankyou to Ruth for sharing with us.
Now for some show and tell. Margaret brought along these cute tote bags she made since last patchwork day.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Where did it disappear to? Has it been swallowed by climate change?? Just wait girls we'll probably be reaching for a jumper in September.
As long as it does not affect our sewing habits too much should we really worry.
When you come along to our next sewing day, please bring along an empty container or box.
Spring Fever has hit the house where Ruth lives and she is giving away lots of goodies.
Hope there has been some progress on the Art Quilts.
See you at The Tin Shed come September
Friday, August 14, 2009
And no this is not going to be entered in the art competition as it is unfortunately too big. I think it does meet the red requirement though.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Hope to see you all Wednesday August 5th at the Tin Shed.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Yes, she did manage to finish her pink sewing mat and bring it along for show and tell.
Kerry also gave it a test run under her sewing machine.
Narelle spent the day cutting 2.5" strips ready to make a start on a log cabin quilt for her bed.
Everyone had a lovely day . . . sewing and chatting . . . we'll share more soon.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
She bought this pattern from Tazzie Quilts, lets just say a while ago, and has finally got round to making not one but two. Here is the blue sewing mat tucked neatly under her machine.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Here is a twisted log cabin quilt made a while ago by Ruth. It is foundation pieced with every second block reversed for the different look to a usual twisted log cabin.
Hope to see you all Wednesday 8 July. Forget about tax time for a day.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
The raffle quilt with proceeds to the bushfire and floods appeal was drawn but not won by a Mt Perry member. More food and drink followed at afternoon tea , then it was time to leave. Luckily Spotlight stays open until 5pm these days. The sorry part is the cameras never made it to the event and you missed out on a good time.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This quilt was made using a T-block pattern and quilt-as-you-go ... joining each block with a finished half inch strip front and back. She was busy joining for her short visit Wednesday afternoon.
Both quilts were gifted on Saturday night at her brothers surprise 'Big O' birthday party. Her sister-in-law also had a 'Big O' surprise party earlier in the year but the quilts have been in the pipe line till now.
"Double Choc" was for SIL and "Toffee Bon Bon" (below) was for her brother.
Narelle made this log cabin quilt using quilt-as-you-go also ... no strips.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This is the first horses panel completed. There was also an embroidered heart quilt using the techniques learnt at Monto. She is now probably nearly finished the second horse quilt in progress on Wednesday.Margaret has been inspiring Sandra and has been completing her 3 John Deere quilts for her grandchildren in NZ. This photo shows 1 quilt plus 3 pillows. She has also quilted a panel for her family back in NZ. She certainly has a few busy weeks ahead of her.
Fay has been busy renovating houses and solving car problems so finally got to touch a sewing machine last Wednesday and continued working on her applique house and garden quilt.
See we do actually get stuck into it.
Ruth has finished her third kaliedoscope quilt and is currently working on the fourth. This will be all of her fabric purchased on the shopping trip used up instead of languishing in the cupboard. Anna finally made it along to actually sew with us despite some of us nearly fainting on her arrival. She is working on a small bear quilt. She must have known something about the power as she came for the time while the power was off at home. Narelle finished work and came for the afternoon. Hopefully she will add photos of the afternoon session. Patty has been extremely busy at work so unfortunately could not join us. Kath has been the quiet one lately but is certainly coming along to the Bundaberg Quilters Friendship Day in June.
June 13 will see us entertained at The Family Centre at the Showgrounds for their Friendship Day. There will be raffles , quilts to look at and of course food. Bring along 2 or 3 quilts for show and tell. Further details about time and travelling arrangements should be available for our next sewing day. Hope to see you there.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Margaret had some show and tells and I'm hoping someone took some photos on their camera because I can't find any pictures on mine. She's also busy working on some fantastic boys quilts.
Ruth has made a huge start on her next kaleidoscope quilt. Just a few more boxes to make and she'll be ready for the final layout and begin the process of joining it all together. Looking very beautiful so far.
Kerry was doing some super fine embroidery that had some of the girls' jaws dropping at just how tiny her stitching was.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's progress in May.
Happy sewing till then.
Friday, March 20, 2009
We are attempting to meet once every 4 weeks at The Perry Shire Hall in Mt. Perry on a Wednesday at 9am to 4pm. This day was chosen to suit most of us for all or part of the day. We are hoping to adhere to our schedule and the next Wednesday is April 15 ( School holidays ) and is the Wednesday after Easter and the Wednesday prior to Mt. Perry Show. Looks like we should all be finishing our show entries that day. If anyone else is interested in coming along to join us you will be most welcome.
See you all on the 15th April.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Ruth was busy catching up on some mending. With that out of the way, she can get back to some serious sewing.
Patty came along with a bag in a kit and left at the end of the day with a very nice, completed bag.
Kath was able to pop in after lunch and brought some hand sewing with her. A long term project that she can 'grab and run' to work on whenever.
Narelle also brought along some hand work to do, after the regulation cuppa of course.
And an gorgeous cushion.
Monday, February 16, 2009
As with any tragedy, questions are always asked but sometimes the answers are never found.
The tales of survival and loss have been incredible. Dijanne Cevaal has reported on her blog that KraftKolour has been burnt down at Whittlesea but the people survived. They have vowed to rebuild their wonderful mail order business and ask for our continued loyalty during the process.
How many other flow on effects are there from this natural disaster?
Wednesday, come along and be prepared to sew to lift our spirits.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
They will hopefully occur every 4 weeks to suit some of us who " have to earn a living outside of patchwork and are bogged down with rosters".
The dates booked for the hall are February 18, March 18 and April 15.
April 15 may be a formal workshop yet with a meal at night before we rest from the busy day's sewing .
The account for the Toowoomba Shopping Trip has arrived and contained a pleasant surprise. Not so expensive as first thought. Darn we could have spent more money on fabric!!!!
We have also received an invitation for an expression of interest to attend if the Bundaberg Quilters organise a Friendship Day on June 13 2009. More details available Wed 18 February. So mark your calendars it looks like it could be a busy year again.
Monday, January 12, 2009
This is the view from the front door. The girls found less expensive Royal Doulton pieces in Myers though as they were having their annual sale.
When are we going again??
Sunday, January 11, 2009
These feet could walk for miles if they had to.