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Sunday, April 11, 2021

FnwFs for April 2021

It was lovely to join in again for FnwFs with Cheryll even though she's away in their caravan....So after tracing all The Hounds from Toni's Happy Quilts book  on Friday night I found the fabrics I needed, ironed the pattern onto the blocks 







and started sewing..

I completed this block yesterday but I didn't get round to posting FnwFs till now...

We are having weird hot humid weather and its eerie and windy as there are not one , not two but three different cyclones looming of our coast which are meant to hit later today so to keep busy  I've started making some Chop Stick blocks for Aussie Hero's and doing my RSC blocks as leader and endders....

Must post this now as we MAY lose power , 

Happy stitching and stay safe,

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Friday, April 9, 2021

Quiet Easter....

 As we were having a quiet Easter Weekend I decided to make a " Quilt by Numbers" quilt top that Helen Mac was making on Facebook .... A quick and easy top......I dug through my stash and found the required 14 fabrics , cut into strips joined and sewed them together...








sewed strips together ready to cut and sew into the rows.....



After sewing fours rows together I realised there wouldn't be enough of some of the fabrics because I hadn't read the instructions right, I cut strips at 5 1/2" instead of 5" GRRRRR!!!!!! Boy that did make a big difference....



So I put in a substitute fabric but didn't like it but as I had bought the aqua with flowers well over a year ago at our local Craft Shop and this is all that's left

thought I'd JUST try to go to the shop with my tiny piece and ask ?????????  How lucky was I . There was a small pack in a box selling half price in a sale that Kym had just sorted ....

 



so I unpicked the blocks , cut and put in the right fabric ... Also I joined all the small pieces of fabrics from the blocks I was sort of to make the right amount of blocks .


 
so finally after lots of joins all the rows were sewn together in the flimsy 


So much for a quick easy Bargallo.......


Now to find the right size backing and get it sandwiched and quilted...





Tonight I'm joining in with Cheryll for FnwFs and I've chosen a pattern from Toni's " Happy Quilts Book " which will also be my WOOFA  challenge ....

Must away to trace out the pieces......

Happy stitching and stay safe.

Hugs  Maria ❤ 







Wednesday, March 31, 2021

OPAM for March 2021

 It's the end of the third month of the year already and time to post our finishes for OPAM organised by the lovely KRIS who keeps us on track to have at least one finish each month.....

As it's Easter this coming weekend I make these to give to our Bobbing ladies when we GTG for Hot Cross Buns on Thursday....

The Paper Dolls ( which were my WOOFA challenge last month) is finished 





Fiona from BubzRugz and I had a small swap of an "Autumn" Mini ..You can see what Fiona sent me HERE

This is what I sent her. I enjoyed making and receiving the minis..

Hmmm!!! Who's the silly girl who  washed the rubber backed caravan curtains in the machine -







of course they stuck together so off to see if I could get some fabric to closely match to make some new ones ..







Not the exact fabric but close enough so now there are four new curtains made for the van
 


I must away to do some blog reading to see what others have done for March..
Happy Stitching,
Hugs  Maria ❤ 




Tuesday, March 30, 2021

WOOFA for March 2021

As the days fly by so quickly I'm pleased Cheryll reminded us by email it was time to post our progress for the WOOFA Challenge and this is what I'm at so far.
 I'm sure I'll get the binding on so I can post it as a finish for OPAM tomorrow along with some others...

Must away now to make a cuppa before getting back to sewing.

Happy Stitching and keep well.

Hugs  Maria ❤














Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Catch Up Post !


 Thought it was time to do a catch up post as to what I'd been up to lately apart from my morning dips I have worked on some secret sewing.... 

Fiona from Bubz Rugz and I thought it would be fun to do an Autumn Mini swap . When I collected the mail today her beautiful Mini was in my post box ...It was wrapped in great paper with a lovely hand made tag..




Thanks heaps Fiona. I love all the pretty stitchery blocks and the way you hand quilted it... 

Mine has also arrived in Qld...






The weekend before last Hubby and I went to the big smoke for GD2s Uni Graduation . It was lovely to go along and see her all dressed in gown and mortar board to receive her certificate . 

While there DD2 and I went to "Sculptures by the Sea ". It was such a glorious sunny day. When we first arrived we had a coffee before going for our stroll to view all the sculptures... there are so many talented folk and the variations of designs is amazing.. some are in my header but here are a few more ,



My favorite was the huge " Silver Boab Tree" ( in the header) .. DD and I enjoyed taking some funny photos on the side...

before leaving on Sunday morning we were treated to a delicious brekky of French Toast with fresh strawberries and Ice cream made by DG2s partner..

 I'm pleased to have my mojo back to play in the Cave and I hope to show my Paper Dolls completed soon....

Thinking of all the folk who are in the floods...

Oh must away as the bed is calling..

Stay safe and well

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, March 20, 2021

FNSI for March 2021

 It's been a busy few weeks and not much sewing has been happening here sew I was pleased to join Wendy  and the gang for FNSI to complete some blocks for Aussie Hero's...

First were these two in the afternoon, 

 and after dinner thought I'd better tidy up before cutting the next one.....







Done and all ready to post on Monday.

I was enjoying being productive again in The Cave sew decided to make the borders for the Paper Dolls Designed by Toni 




I hope to get them all made today and sewn onto the top . Would like to have it done for a finish for this month......





Must away and hang the washing on our verandah as it;s 42 deg cel so too HOT to hang on the line......

Happy stitching and stay well.

Hugs  Maria ❤


Sunday, March 7, 2021

FnwFs for March 2021....

 Finally I get a chance to sit down and do a post about what I made on Friday night by joining Cheryll and friends for FnwFs... It's always good to join in as that way I do get some sewing done... 

        



Aussie Hero Blocks 



and then I did some more Shields to add to the pile to take along to our "Days for Girls"  meeting on Tuesday.


Later I moved on to some secret sewing ( so no pics yet) ...

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

Must away and bring in some washing......

Happy stitching and stay well..

Hugs  Maria ❤