Thursday, November 29, 2012

My OPAM finishes for November.2012

I am able to post some of my swaps for this months OPAM as they have reached their new homes…

Table runner for my “Summer OASS”

OASS Swap 2012

“Christmas 12” Mini”

Post 4  Christmas Mini Swap 2012


A big thankyou to Cheryll for running both swaps


Sunny’s Cushion was a personal swap I really enjoyed stitching.


Sunny's Cushion Sept 2012


Alexis’s Sesame Street Birthday quilt.


Alexis's 2nd Birthday quilt


Gail Pam wall hanging.


post 3 (2)


My Brutus 12” mini


post 3 (4)


and Tyler’s Quilt.



These little Stockings made their way to the UK for Chooky's SSCS.

POST 4 2 Chooky's SSCS 2012


and the two Tag rugs…

001 (2)


and now it’s goodnight from me…

Hugz  Maria

OFW and the week that I was…..

busy catching up with all my Christmas cards, swaps, blocks and some fun sewing..
Parcels ready to post.

002 (2)

Dec Swap Block.. Done!!


Men’s Block for Patch.. Done!!!!


My House Block… Done!!!


This is the Third Year I have joined Beth's Neighbourhood Party.  Beth receives "Houses" from all over the world, she puts them into sets and then we have a chance to win them.This year Beth has also asked for some Orphan Blocks to make quilts to give to folk who could use one….You can still join in by going HERE

A couple of cuddly Tag rugs for the new GG babies..

001 (2)

A Quilt for Tyler…

I did the flimsy some time ago so it needed to be sandwiched and quilted… Another off the UFO list.


and of course my OFW blocks…

005 (2)

As it is a busy time of the year there are not many ladies joining Karen this week…. So pop over and join in if you like to make Hexies..

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, November 22, 2012

OFW or Three and a Special Day

This week I stitched three flowers to add to my Vignette Hexagon Quilt. Thanks to Karen for keeping me on track with One Flower Wednesday.


Last Saturday was the “ Blessing of the Fleet” and the “Larry Lobster Festival.” Each year the Lions invite Camp Quality children to town to join in the fun…


The ladies from our Patchwork Group enjoyed making quilts for them and their siblings.




It was so nice to see the smiles on all their faces..
You can read more by going over to the The Patch by clicking HERE !!!!

Hugz  Maria

Sunday, November 18, 2012

FNSI finishes and “A Happy Birthday”

to our Darling Alexis who turned 2 today.  I make her a “Sesame Street Quilt” for her big bed…


015 (2)


Alexis's 2nd Birthday quilt

I think she likes it…


Alexis's 2nd BD quilt.


Love my quilt.


Love you darling XXXXXX


These are the projects I worked on and finished for FNSI with my Southern Hemisphere friends.

post 3 (4)



post 3 (2)


and then last night I put together this" Aussie Hero" quilt top for FNSI with the folk in the Northern hemisphere.  Sew good to be able to stitch along for two nights.


Post 3 Aussie Heros Top Nov 2012


Thank you to Heidi and Bobbi for running FNSI..

Now I have this parcel ready to pop in a post pack and send of to my SSCS in the morning….


Hugz   Maria

Saturday, November 17, 2012

But wait there is More !!!!!

My beautiful gifts just keep coming….
These goodies are from my "Special Rug Mug Swap" friends,

post 2 (1)
Love the big Hexie Mug rug, great Halloween buttons and fabric..

My dear bloggy friend Rena sent these gorgeous fabrics and a puzzle card. What fun!!

post 2 (4)
post 2 (3)

and look at the lovelies from Melody. One of the FQ swap ladies.

post 2

Thank sew much ladies they are all beautiful gifts..

I did manage to pop these in the post today for Jan @ "Oz Comfort Quilts."

post 2 (2)

Must post this and go to bed as it is now 1.25am sew excuse any mistakes.

Oh! did finish two minis tonight for FNSI but will post Sunday as I am joining the ladies from the Northern Hemisphere again tonight for FNSI with them…….
Good morning  Maria.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Catching up…

Firstly I need to say a big thank you to all the ladies who have sent me lovely Birthday wishes and goodies…

Sue .B. and Peta.
post 1 (2)

The FQ Birthday Swap ladies..  Thanks to swap Cheryll.

Personal cushion swap with Sunny

post 1 (9)

This is the lovely Apple Core one Sunny sent me. Matches my lounge quilt beautifully
post 1 (7)

and look at the great Christmas panel + goodies

post 1 (8)

this is the one I sent to Sunny…..

Sunny's Cushion Sept 2012

Aussie Swap Blocks sent

post 1 (1)

post 1 (4)

and received…

post 1 (3)

blocks I put together that the Patch ladies made for a sick friend…

post 1 (6)

and finally the finished lounge finished..

post 1 (5)

Phew!!! that’s enough for now. Will do another catch in the next post as there is still more…

Goodnight   Maria

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Virus and OFW

My computer has been to the hospital with a virus, grrrrr, which is all fixed now. Yeh!!!!!!

I have a lot of catching up to do but as it is getting late will just show you what I have been doing for One Flower Wednesday.

Our Patch Group’s triennial Quilt Hanging will be held on 13th October 2013 sew all the members have been asked to help make a Raffle Quilt. Each centre will be made of different fabrics.



Won’t they look Fabulous when all the blocks go together. Great Prize!!!!!!

Oh don’t forget to sign up for FNSI with Heidi and Bobbi  over HERE this Friday Nov16th 2012



Goodnight  Maria

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

More lovelies on OFW

it is sew nice to have an extended birthday.. the squishies are still arriving in my mail box..

this one is from my blogging friend Ellyn all the way from Texas. I love the fabric Ellyn used to wrap my gift and special pin to fasten it.

inside is a graph book covered beautifully, (the card even matches) and a pack of coloured pencil. Thank you, XX

more gorgeous Civil war fabrics from my FQ Birthday Swap ladies,


Thank you Helen, Lisa

and Christine… love the cute brooch …

I did manage to stitch my One Flower for OFW
Do you remember the lollies?????
Hugz  Maria