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Sunday, November 17, 2019

FNSI and Retreat.

I made an early start to FNSI with the lovely Wendy and friends after packing up my small machine and projects for our clubs last "Stay at Home Retreat."


I did the last of the quilting on my No 12 challenge quilt but didn't have enough for a binding so folded it up to take to the hall with the other projects .


















At 4 0'clock it was time to drop hubby off at RSL and then I joined my friends for our sewing weekend.



First I sewed the binding on last month's challenge quilt

Before it was time to stop for dinner,and afterwards I was on cleanup duty and then time to pick up hubby and home...
Saturday morning I went for a dip















home for shower andon the way to the hall popped into our little craft shop to find some fabric for the binding on my challenge quilt.

A bit more sewing on yesterday's project and a finish.


prepared the binding for the next challenge.














Wasn't sure first about the brown spot but it does look good when sewn on . Then finished the quilt this morning...














Next to  sew on the black border then sandwich and pin ready to quilt,                                                                                             






before it was it was time to pack the hall up and home I also got some QAYG Blocks...






A huge thank you to Wendy , my virtual friends and all the ladies from Patch for a fantastic weekend of sewing.....

Must away and do the dishes ,

Happy stitching.

Hugs Maria 😊


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Catching Up

Over the past week I've been catching up with Blocks...

First I stitched the last block for Jane's SAL, then joined them and added a border.....


I think it still needs nother border to make it a bit bigger....

Made a "Healing Heart " through "Scquilters"  to send to a lady who needs some cheer.









An applique Block to add to others ladies at Patch have made to make a Quilt for a lady in our community..


Blocks for "Aussie Heros"










and some banners to be added to quilts....





As it is "Days for Girls " meeting I also sewed some more shields...

Tomorrow I'll service my machine and hope to quilt my  No 2 UFO Sunday Stitchers challenge which I'll send to the ladies here and I'm sure I'll have a couple more I can send .
Would be great if some of my blogging friends could also send a quilt 



I am thinking of the all the people who live in the fire areas. Please stay safe ......

Must away as it time to hit the sack...

Happy stitching 

Hugs  Maria 😊


Saturday, November 2, 2019

FnwFs plus SnwFs

Early yesterday evening I sat down and joined Cheryll and friends for FnwFs.......
I decided to work on my " Sunday Stitchers" No 2 Challenge ...  Quilt Aid Blocks which I started way back in 2009..



First I needed to finish the buttonhole stitching around the applique on the blocks.














Which took a few hours and then  I cut some sashing and started to join the blocks together...








Because I had made some of the blocks into cushions ages ago I only had six blocks left and after sewing on the sashing it was still quite small sew I cut up the remaining fabrics from the blocks to make a Piano Key border...


 I sewed them together and then it was time for bed . As I was really enjoying putting this flimsy together decided I'd join our friends from the Northern Hemisphere for another night of sewing along for SnwFs

Saturday....

This afternoon I got all the piano keys sewn together for the sides ,top and bottom of the flimsy...
After dinner I got the borders sewn on ......


It now measures 39 1/2" by 53 1/2 " , a good lap size and i'm really happy with it.... Maybe I can pop down to Patch tomorrow and sandwich and pin it !

Before calling it a night I made a binding for the "Baby Beach Ball" quilt. Now I can get it finished ...


Must away now and tidy the Cave a little.....

Happy Stitching

HUgs  Maria 😊




OPAM for October....

I'm a bit late posting my finish for OPAM with the lovely Kris but as her hubby and her are enjoying a nice holiday I think it won't matter... 😊

This month was sew busy with our Quilt Hanging I only managed to have one finish ....

My No 1 Sunday Stitchers challenge quilt "Brutus"


Thank you to Kris and my Sunday Stitchers friends for pushing me along to get a finish...

Must away as it's time to have a cuppa..

Happy Stitching

Hugs  Maria 😊

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Quilt Hanging 2019. Part 3 Photo heavy...

Two years ago I completed my Splendid Sampler quilt and some the ladies at Patch decided to to make the blocks as a group project.
They were completed in time to hang at the Quilt Show....









































We also did  workshops on Bionic Bags
and Mondo Bags ......

Here are same more of my favorite quilts....






























Some time ago one of lovely members Helen saw these flowers made from the top of drink bottles and decided they would be perfect for us to have them as decorations for the show and tables in the dining room...Lots of work by her and helpers but they were gorgeous....


It was very busy all day with folks enjoying a cuppa and home cooked goodie made by all our members. Also our great chef Linda baked fresh scones all day. Yummy..
















Well that's all for this Quilt show , hope you enjoyed sharing some of it through my posts....

Must away and get some housework done.........

Happy Stitching

Hugs  Maria 😊

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Quilt Hanging 2019, Part 2

After the great team of men set up all the hangers and popped on the quilts the Rec Centre looked fantastic...












                                               
"THE BORED HUSBANDS"  table is always very popular...

Must away and put on the kettle for a nice cuppa. Will Show some more in the next post.

Happy Stitching,

Hugs  Maria  😊