Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Community Sewing

When a lady left town a few months ago she donated tubs of fabrics to our Patch Group. Last Saturday we all got together for a Community Sewing day...

Some of us spend time cutting out quilt patterns. while others sewed and did the ironing...






















such a fun day and we managed to get lots of flimsys made......



Teena's "I Spy"






















Lee's top



Baby panel, two more on left , Jan's flimsy on the floor  and the one I was working on to the left on the table.....


















Jo made a baby play mat....





Over the weekend I managed to get my quilt together, sandwiched and pinned.



It is now under the machine being quilted.....

We will now have a lovely pile of quilts to donate thanks to the lady's kind donation ...

Happy Stitching 
Hugz  Maria :)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

FNSI ....

On Friday I enjoyed a relaxing evening with Wendy and friends for FNSI..

 First I sewed the  5" blocks for Patchwork Quilt_A_Long















Aug Blocks




also did the finishing stitches on my Aug blocks for Christmas Cottage SAL




then popped a flimsy under the machine and did some appliqueing..


thanks Wendy for organising us again for FNSI... Will visit the other ladies to see what they did over the next few days..

Have a fabulous week, hope you get time to stitch...

Hugz  Maria :)
  




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Catching up and FNSI

Finally I am able to sit down and write a post..  Have spend a few days in bed with a dreaded cold but better now.

But I did manage to make a little gift for a Special Birthday








A zipper pouch..








and we enjoyed morning coffee here even though it was a rainy day...









to celebrate with the birthday girl..









I was also pleased to have made and sent some Aussie Hero Blocks before being sick..





While in Perth DD and I went to the Craft Show and here are the few purchases I made..


and I must also show you the fabulous book I ordered from The Quilters Angel that arrived in the mail










" Make it Blue"

By Natalie Bird...















 




Lots of gorgeous projects that would look great in any colour but I do like the blue....













I am looking forward to our FNSI  with Wendy and friends...   Sew don't forget to pop over HERE  to join in the fun...



Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria :)


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

FnwFs cont......

As I showed you in my previous post I was spending FnwFs at my DD home in the Big Smoke...
We come across the a very old UFO on a shelf in her craft room I had given her a few years ago to finish.. Hmm! that hadn't happen sew we decided to work on it together...



















DD  sewing




while I did the ironing


   and putting the blocks on the display board.










thought I'd like it a bit better once we made some blocks but sadly I don't. Still needs many more blocks before it's big enough....
Of course DD has now given me the box back. Wonder if this Kaleidoscope UFO will ever be finished....




Thank you Cheryll for another fun filled Friday evening stitching. Now I 'm home will visit the other ladies to HERE see what they stitched..

It's raining now (Hooray! ) sew I'll go to the Cave and sew....

Happy Stitching.

Hugz Marai :)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

FnwFs

  As I am in the big smoke I'll just do a quick post to show you what my DD and I worked on foR FnWFs.......                                             

                                                      
       
I enjoyed sewing along with Cheryll and friends as well as my DD . Will do a better post when I return on my big computer. The iPad never wants to play right when I want to post... 😢

Happy Stitching .

Hugz 🤗 Maria 😘

Monday, July 31, 2017

OPAM for July.....

I've been kept busy this month working on two projects I was determined to finish for this month's OPAM..       Thanks Peg and Kris , you keep me on track each month...

First was a Wall Hanging " Fernhill "  designed by Lynette Anderson and you can see it HERE...

and the BIG finish was my " MONSTERS" designed by Toni from Red Boot Company....


I had sew much fun going through my fabrics to create each of these guys...


I quilted around each Monster , his teeth and then stippled each block.. Cross hatched the border blocks and did my favorite Strippy fabric for the binding....

After working on the two big projects I decided to make something quick  ... I needed some new hand towels to hang in the kitchen. The lovely Shez always makes fabulous Hand Towels and she did a tutorial that you can follow HERE.....

Nice and easy and I made two.....
Thanks Shez....

Happy Stitching...

Hugz  Maria..:)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

FNSI for July

Earlier in the week I went down to Patch and pinned the "Monsters" ready to start quilting for FNSI with the lovely Wendy and all our online friends.....


BUT I got side tracked and joined some wadding together












and started quilting "Fernhill" by Lynette Anderson.



and I kept going till it was completely finished at 1.30 am....



Grrr! I have taken so many photos of this and just can't get a nice shot with it's true colours but you get the idea.....














 Love the border fabric. I bought it some time ago for a swap project for my friend Christine and then saved the remainder for this wall hang.
Just perfect don't you think ?







Yesterday afternoon I called into Patch and the ladies where cutting up some donated fabrics for community quilts sew I took a pile home and cut one out.....


Now I am ready for our big sewing day planned for August...

Hope you all had a great evening of stitching with Wendy and 20 other lovely ladies...
I'll enjoy visiting them HERE to see what you've all been doing...

Happy Stitching
Hugz Maria:)