Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Some Photos of our Quilt Hanging.

 This was the Dongara Patchwork Clubs 9th Quilt Hanging and what an amazing show it was. There were 279  Quilts etc to display from only 24 of our members. We have a fantastic lady in charge of doing all the catering as well . All home made cakes by members, fresh scones cooked all day as well as delicious sandwiches and wraps. So we're kept very busy all day. 

This is just a small sample of  200 +  beautiful quilts on show. 
I'm hoping to get some photos from other members of the rooms etc. I can post later....

And it always surprises me at the end of the day how fast everything comes down.

and now it's time to rest...

Must away and organise dinner.

Hugs Maria ❤

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Setting Up and FNSI

As it was the third Friday of the month, I joined Wendy for FNSI but earlier I was rostered on to help collect quilts to take to the Rec Centre for the club's Quilt Hanging. Car packed to the top.....

There was a great team setting up all the hangers.

and then it was time to get the quilts up. 

Was good to have such fabulous volunteers to help

after a busy day it was lovely to be home and after dinner, sit, relax and stitch along with Wendy and friends.

It's been a fantastic weekend and I'll post some more photos in the next post.,for now I

Must away to enjoy a cuppa.

Happy Stitching 

Friday, September 8, 2023

Finally Finished..

After many many hours of cutting 1055 triangles sewing them together ( also loads of reverse sewing) quilting in the ditch Chain Links is DONE! 

I've also put the binding ,sleeve and label on my GGD Mia's quilt that will be gifted for Xmas so will be in our Quilt hanging first .

All the members displaying quilts etc were given numbers to attach to each quilt so they correspond with our catalogue which I did last night.

Now to fold them and delivery to the team ( I'm on that one) to sort into categories.  Black and White plus one colour challenge, Paint Chip challenge, Row by Row are just a few of the challenges our group have done since our last quilt hanging.

It's always nice to see each group hung together .

Is anyone else finding doing a post frustrating????? It has taken 3/4hr to do this post as it takes so long for my photos to download. Not sure if it's my photos, the internet or my computer ??

Well must away as I need a coffee...

Happy Sewing 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Sunday, September 3, 2023

FnwFs for Sept...

As it was the first Friday of the month I joined Cheryll and friends for FnwFs... I made an early start  to get Chain Links quilted .  

I decided to quilt in the ditch and after a couple of hours turned it over to check the back....

Oh NO!!!!! it had puckered in a few places so had to do a lot of reverse sewing and re pin....

As it was getting late I called it a night.

Saturday was a busy day as I had to sell raffle tickets at the local IGA for our quilt raffle , then coffee with my dear friend , home for some lunch and some more quilting and then back into town for more raffle ticket duty...

This morning I decided to have a break from the never-ending quilting and put a binding on my GGS's "Minecraft " quilt... Now only needs a sleeve to be ready for the Quilt Hanging....

Must away , make a cuppa and back to the quilting....

Happy Stitching 

Hugs Maria ❤

Sunday, August 20, 2023


It was a special FNSI as I was able to spend some time doing hand sewing while also joining Chooky for a ZOOM meeting.....  in the afternoon.

I did some hand sewing and completed one of the La Passacagila Blocks..

Later in the evening I worked on Franken batting  that.

I needed to get two quilts ready to take to the quilter ... 

Thanks  Wendy  and  Chooky  for a fun Friday afternoon and evening...

Must away and put on the kettle for a nice Milo...

Happy Stitching 

Hugs Maria ❤

Sunday, August 6, 2023

FnwFs and RSC for August

Even though Cheryll away on holidays she still gets us together for FnwFs and I decided to go through my stash and get out some yellows for Angela's RSC . 

My "I Spy" Block.....

Not happy with the colour of the photo. I took lots, even waited to do the post till this morning so I could take some photos outside. Still not the right colour yellow. Will have to do.

Also made the smaller 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" blocks .

Must away and organise some things to go into my project box for retreat.

Happy Stitching 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

It's Done!

Finally my Mystery Laundry Basket quilt is done .. I stared cutting and piecing all the blocks in 2022 and got the top made and ready to be delivered to Sandy to be quilted .
I decided to do the hand applique on the borders after it was quilted as the fabric seemed to fray a lot.
First I had to make the vines, leaves, big and small circles before I could start stitching ... Many hours of sewing it is now FINISHED.

So happy to have this quilted finished in plenty of time to hang at our Patch Groups Quilt Hanging in September.

Must away now to organise something to sew on Friday for FnwFs with Cheryll and friends.

Happy Stitching 

Hugs  Maria ❤