Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday Again !!

Were did the week go ?????  I've been busy sewing and still raking...

As I enjoy making for the community on Monday I picked up a pile of Boomerang Bags , click on the link and read about them HERE






















First I got all the handles sewn   





sew far I've made 7 and I'm waiting for the front label to sew on which is the pocket....


While I was raking up leaves on Tues an  "Inch Ant " bite me... Boy did it sting. You can see it's still sore today..




















Saw a big nest while raking this morning and I got right away from it.... once bitten twice shy !!!


Wednesday I spent a day in town and bought these...












                                                                                                 






 to make quilts to donate to kids...






This week I have finally finished the stitching on block 3 
















and 4 of  Lynette Anderson's "Seaside Town" Now to make the Snail Trail blocks and clam shells... 




hope to catch up with the "Roundabout Quilt-Along" blocks  and  the " Holly Cottage" block for this month over the weekend.......



what will you be doing ??????  Some stitching  ??

Hugz  Maria :)



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mystery Christmas Workshop... ( Lots of Photos)

For weeks all the ladies in our Patch Club have been waiting to do the Mystery Christmas workshop that the lovely Janine was doing for us....

After arriving and getting settled at our machines Janine handed out our kits, all cut and ready to sew but no pattern YET..  Sorry didn't get a photo as I was just too excited...

Inside were 13- 2/12" fabric strips , wadding and binding
















Here Janine is showing us how to sew them together....




You can see we are all keen and are busy sewing..



when all the strips were sewn



it was time to sew them into pairs


                                                 





                                             








                                                 and then put the last one on
more joining 
 














 all done   

 

Finally we were given the templates and our Mystery was revealed.    Fabric Christmas Trees.....

                   



















Then we sewed the binding on


and hand stitched them together , before doing the final seam we popped in the fairy lights. Not an easy task ...




















I made the tiny one out of scraps, wasn't in the pattern sew it doesn't have lights.......






I really love my fabric Christmas Trees and it was just the best day... Thanks heaps to Janine....


Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)




Sunday, October 8, 2017

FnwFs and Saturday too !!!

When I was going through my B/W stash to make the Disappearing 9 Patch quilt I came across this bag of pre cut Tumbling Blocks..
Thought it would be a great project to sew them together and see what I could make while sewing along with the lovely Cheryll and 25 other ladies for FnwFs



At midnight it was time to stop sewing and organise my supplies for our Christmas workshop the next day (Saturday).


After dinner yesterday I decided to sew along with my Northern Hemisphere friends and finish the Tumbler project...
This is what was made from the blocks,  a Table Runner, three place mats and five coasters..
















Thanks again Cheryll for not one but two great nights sewing along with you and friends...


Here is a sneak peek of our Christmas Workshop...



Will do a long post with lots of photos to show you what we made at the Mystery Christmas Workshop. Was sew much fun...


Happy Stitching ..

Hugz  Maria :)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Don't forget to sign up for FnwFs.. we've been Busy !!

Not much sewing going on here as we've been busy raking, raking and raking........It's lovely to live on 5 acres but boy there's always something to keep us busy.....




















This load is just from under one BIG gum tree, there's at least 50 + more on the block. Can you see my helper?















More piles ranked , will load them up after hubby empty s the trailer....









Sew I am really looking forward to a relaxing evening sewing along with Cheryll and friends for another FnwFs  tomorrow.... Yeh !!

Must go now as I hear the quad returning with the empty trailer.....

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

OPAM for September.....

It's time again to post my finishes for September thanks to the lovely Peg and Kris for keeping me on track each month...

This month I finished a long standing UFO you can see HERE and I made a quilt for "Charlie"



My friend kindly gave me the perfect colour ( Chartreuse ) to use to make Black and White disappearing nine patch quilt for my car..

















Even quilted funny little cars in the Chartreuse squares...


Wanted to try use up my B/Ws out of my stash but there's still more..



oh! I also fixed these blocks last night.....








Must away and make a cuppa..

Happy Stitching,

Hugz  Maria :)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The week that was...

Last Wednesday and Thursday I attended a work shop in Geraldton with Helen Stubbings  from HugsnKisses .. We spend two lovely relaxing days ,



Amazing views and we kept watch for any passing whales ,but no luck....
















The first day Helen showed us how to work with colour pencils ,





Maybe one day mine MAY get finished and look a little like this....

Day two was a sit and stitch day, oh! also chatting and eating..



Was sew nice to met Helen  and learn some new techniques....... 










Hubby had been away on a bush camping trip and on his return I washed his favorite dusty old quilt which I thought should be binned BUT he insisted I could mend it for him......







Took some time sorting through my stash and pinning on all the patches. Needed some big ones to cover the holes but when I finished sewing them on Hubby was pleased..





I've also made a few "Doggy Blocks" to send to Karen from KaHolly who is collecting them to help folk from Hurricane Harvey



You can read about it at Karen's Blog HERE.. I will be making a few more...


Also made my 6 blocks for Fat Quarter Shop  Quilt-Along..












but as I sewed till 1am to finish them I realised when I took the photo only two were sewn together correctly... Guess I need to do some ripping...         GRRRRRRR!!!!!!










Happy Stitching

Maria :)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

New SAL

I just can't help joining in for a SAL or BOM . When I saw that Melissa from Happy Quilting  start
the Round About Quilt Along  I had to join in....

It started on Aug 30th but I'm sure you can still join in.  We were given the cutting instructions on Sept 13th and the next step is on Sept 27th.  Sew Melissa gives us plenty of time to do each step.


Here are all my fabrics cut ready ......



I'm doing the 3 X 4 in six colours. Sew two sets of each ......  Hope it will be a lovely bright kids quilt.

Thanks Melissa for another fun free SAL..

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)