Thursday, October 27, 2011

Who's For Some Extra Sewing Time?

Once Narelle got over this little hurdle it was onward to Patchwork day.

Margaret was making short work of some fabric and ric rac she purchased at the Brisbane Craft Fair.

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Step 2.

This cute couple also came along with Margaret.

After our last patchwork day, Kerry went home and cut heaps more rectangles to continue with her scrappy braid quilt. Looking good Kerry!

Fay also made some fabric purchases at the Craft Fair and brought these lovely place mats and runner to continue quilting on.

Creating with one fabric!

These wonderful bags have also been made by Fay which she brought along for show and tell last time.

Not another scarf? I tend to get carried away with the latest knitted scarf each Winter. Here's a ball I bought at ... yep the Craft Fair.

Have you guessed that a few of us made it to the Brisbane Craft Fair ... 4 of us attended on 3 different days. Wonder what number 4 can share with us next week?

Monday, October 17, 2011


The hall has been booked for an extra patchwork day on the 26th October. Hope to share some stitching time with you!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Machines Everywhere and Scrap Quilts Galore

There's a storm coming so I must turn off.  Sorry but I'll come back later to finish the story.

OK back again. Still a few rumblings in the distance ... haven't measured the rain yet ... it's still coming and going and it's also very cold now.

Wednesday was patchwork day for the Mt. Perry gals and everyone brought their sewing machines ... that is everyone except Narelle. She had to pop out for a bit so only brought along her hexies to sew.

Ruth was busy painting with thread while Fay worked on her scrappy quilt and took some time out to do a bit of candlewicking. Kerry was able to stay the whole day so she got cracking on a UFO scrap quilt. Lyn continued to work on her Fairies quilt and Di was busy piecing her lovely purples quilt. Margaret popped in for a quick hello and a cuppa and Patty also popped in for a visit.

With scrap quilts quickly becoming a hot topic amongst the group I'd like to share some photos of some beautiful scrap quiltsI found in blogland. These have been made by Julia over at Julia's Place. Click HERE to take you to Julia's blog where you will find many more gorgeous quilts.

This is a Tumbler quilt that I was attempting to explain on Wednesday.

Braid quilt like Kerry was working on.

This is Julia's latest quilt in progress. Just another way you could use up your bigger pieces of scraps.

Make sure you head over to Julia's Place where you'll find lots and lots of eye candy :)

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Australian Quilt National Quilts on display

Opening Hours are 10am- 4pm Tuesday to Friday, 11am - 4 pm Sat and Sunday.
If you are interested in art quilts, could be worth a drive. Cheaper than flying to USA to see them.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Dye Painting with Ruth Wagner

Very very early Tuesday morning,Margaret, Narelle and Di headed off to Proston for a Dye Painting Workshop. 

After a quick cuppa it was heads down and full steam ahead.

After drawing our designs and choosing dye colours, it was time to whip out the brushes and begin painting. Here are some photos of the ladies busy adding colour to the fabrics.

It was a most enjoyable day with a lovely group of ladies. Big thankyou to our tutor Ruth and we look forward to some reveals at Patchwork this coming Wednesday.