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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

My Little Jelly Roll Quilt.....

 Last Saturday was National Jelly Roll Day   and as I had a small Blue and White one in the cupboard thought I'd join in and make a small baby quilt. After sewing three strips together I cross cut them into 6 1/2" squares ... I tried several different lay outs and wasn't happy with any. As it was a beautiful sunny day I decided to go out on the ride on for a few hours and mow the block.....

After my walk on Monday I sewed the blocks together, quilted yesterday and today I attached the binding....

I am happy with this cute little boys quilt now...



Last week the bundle of "Garden Life" by Tilda arrived which I bought to make a table runner for a lady at Patch who will have a special 0 birthday soon.



After seeing a table runner  made by Anorina at Samelia's Mum blog using the Kawandi style I've wanted to try that Technic. Thought this nice soft fabric would be good to use..... Wonder how I'll go?????

Must away and bring in the washing,

Thinking of all in lock down, keep safe and well.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, September 18, 2021

FNSI with Wendy and friends...

 As it was the third Friday of the month yesterday it was time to join Wendy and friends for another enjoyable FNSI ....

I made an early start in the afternoon and cut enough blocks from my stash to make a baby's Floor Rug/Mat so after dinner I got to and sewed







and sewed till the flimsy was done and got it sandwiched and pinned .....


I then continued with quilting it , just cross hatched and also found a suitable binding which I got ready ....



This morning I sewed it on and Taa Dah !

The Floor Rug/Mat is done , it is 37" square.....

Thank you Wendy  for once again organising us for our Fright Night Sew In


 Before doing this post I found a small Jelly Roll so tomorrow I am joining the folk in the Northern Hemisphere for 


Guess there's a day for everything but I thought it would be a fun way to get and sew a simple Baby Boys quilt.....

anyone wish to join in ???????




Well must away and publish this post.......

Keep safe and well my friends. 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Monday, September 13, 2021

Another week

 has disappeared ...... Since going on my walk along the beautiful foreshore last Monday Iv'e been going to do post.....

                 

so this morning , after doing the ironing, I made a coffee and am sitting down to catch up on last week....
                               

I made and posted this months BOM for Aussie Hero's Mystery Group .....

did the Orange blocks for the RSC  


                                     

Worked on the row for the " Row by Row" our Patch group is running. 
The lady requested it to be a wall hanging for her sewing room when complete. 
Hope she'll like my sewing themed hexies !!!!

I've also traced some more Aussie animals ready to applique and finished some more crochet around my blocks...
Sorry no photos as I'm finding blogger is being hard to get on with today 😢 . Oh! also has anyone else noticed that some of the faces of our followers have gone blank !!!

Must away now and get to the shop....
Keep well 
Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, September 4, 2021

FnwFs and a Zoom GTG.....

Last night I joined Cheryll for FnwFs and enjoyed making three blocks for "Land Down Under" designed by  Toni from Red Boot Quilt Company    


 They only need their eyes and nose appliqued but I'll do them when I've done the rest of the blocks and I traced some more before going to bed..

Don't forget to pop over HERE to see what others ladies have worked on..

Thanks Cheryll for another productive evening....

This morning I joined Chooky , who organised a ZOOM GTG for a few hours...It's lovely to chat with ladies from all over the world while doing some stitching,
 

I completed the two rows of crochet on my next block.....




Later in the afternoon I zoomed around the block on the ride on to some mowing...



Must away now and publish this blog.....

Stay well and hope you enjoy some crafting....

Hugs  Maria ❤

Sunday, August 29, 2021

The Month that was and OPAM....

 In last Sunday's post I showed you the two blocks I had crocheted around and now there are four.....



When I went into the box to get out the next row of blocks to sew around and bag before I can crochet them, I discovered they weren't in the correct rows so I spent an hour or so sorting them out....


Now I will mark each block and pin each row securely together....

Had fun doing block two of Toni's " Who's at the Zoo"  pattern...



The Elephant.....

who will be next ?











I'm happy to have also finally quilted "Fabric Fusion" which was pinned at retreat in mid June...





I like to sew away the threads as I go to save time after...


The binding was ready to be sewn on,





and finish No 1 for OPAM  with the lovely KRIS


 













Finish No 2 is another community quilt for Patch..

It has really cute backing .......
Must away and get ready for bed.......

Keep safe and well everyone......

Hugs  Maria  ❤








WOOFA Challenge for August

 I'm pleased that Cheryll gives us a gentle shove by putting up a link for the WOOFA challenge each month. 

I continued quilting "Urban Owls" I did three blocks but it's slow going... 


 



It's hard to see what I've done as I use matching threads for each section....


I'll keep working on it and eventually it will be finished ....  ( :


Must away and pop the Kettle on....

Thinking of all who are in lock down. Stay safe , well and hopefully some time for crafting to make you happy.


Hugs  Maria❤ 






Sunday, August 22, 2021

FNSI and Zoom GTG

 As it was the third Friday of the month it was time to sign up with the lovely Wendy and friends for FNSI... Don't forget you can pop over HERE to see what others have worked on and you may like to sign in next time 

Even though I have MANY projects I need to work on to get finished I just haven't had the drive to do so ..... BUT when I saw Toni from Red Boot Quilt Company's new pattern I sent for it and for FNSI sewing traced and blanket stitched the first block......

Toni's patterns always make me happy and it's fun digging through the stash to make each block..... Now on the next one !!! 

Yesterday , after my trip to town for coffee with Jeanie , I joined in with Chooky and friends for the ZOOM GTG she had invited all to join......It's really great to catch up with ladies from the other side of Aussie and the world while we chat and stitch/crochet/knit etc........


I managed to crochet around another block so now only have 23 to go......


Big thank you to Wendy , Chooky and all the ladies for making my weekend fun ....

Thinking of all in lock down , stay safe and well,

Hugs Maria ❤