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Monday, October 25, 2021

Busy Week

Last Monday it was time to do some domestic work then Tuesday packed for a quick trip to the big smoke for an appointment. Even though it was short I enjoyed seeing my DD2 and family and some shopping. Thursday there was a pile of washing to do and I'm pleased I popped in two colour catchers in the dark load as I put in the new jeans I bought....



Friday I needed to organise some projects to take to our Stay at Home retreat ..

Friday 4pm to Sunday 4pm....


All packed ready to go.....


I love these weekends as they are fully catered by a lovely lady and we can just sit and sew into the evening as long as we like and then home to our own bed ...

worked on Toni's "Down Under" blocks..

then finally sanded and pinned "The Piggies and Friends" also a Toni design  





Decided I wanted to make the "Down Under" quilt a bit wider so got busy making some flying geese blocks..


after cutting and ironing the first step I was happily stitching on step 2 and it wasn't till I'd done the whole pile I realised the bobbin had run out...


Only 6 were finished and the other 18 only had a nice row of holes... GRRR!!

Oh nearly forgot to show you "Mr Snake"  another design by Toni from Red Boot Quilt Company the next flimsy I started.....


Pleased I did this post before another week fly's by ....


Must away now and pop on the kettle...

Have a great week,keep safe and well,

Hugs  Maria ❤ 



Saturday, October 16, 2021

FNSI for October 2021

 I joined Wendy and the ladies yesterday for FNSI so thought I'd make an early start before getting dinner but just checked my emails first ... Was pleased to see an invite from Chooky to join in for a short Zoom GTG... Was lovely to catch up with a few ladies and while we chatted I did some stitching on my Kawandi table runner.......




Ever since I saw Anorina's on her blog Samella's Mum I've wanted try this technic. It's very slow going but I'm enjoying it ...



After dinner I traced some more Aussie animals for the Down Under Quilt designed by Toni from Red Boot Quilt Company

and did some machine applique before calling it a night....

Thanks Wendy for organising us again and you can pop over HERE to see what others have worked....


Well must away as it's that time again to go to bed...

Take care and stay well.

Hugs  Maria ❤





Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Catching up and sign ups for FNSI...

 I seem to have been all over the place the past week and a half.... this is what my cutting table looked like as I worked on many different projects...





I made 4 " Aussie Hero " blocks called "Pathways"

at the same time I sewed some of these blocks to go on the next Row by Row I'm in at Patch...

 The lady requested  "Scrappy" so I think these fit well....


Also for Patch we were all asked to make 6 X 6 1/2" Wonky Star blocks which will be made into our raffle quilt...

I just wasn't happy with them...they didn't look right??

I soon found out what I did wrong when I saw all the others ... I took them home to do some reverse sewing and now they'er right..





Also sandwiched , pinned and quilted this baby quilt which is a community one our group will donate...

Then I mended hubby's Aussie Flag quilt AGAIN..... he just doesn't what to part with it.......


Really! it needs to be replaced but I said I'd patch it one more time !!!!

Now I'm all caught up I'm ready to do some fun sewing so I have joined Wendy for FNSI. I always enjoy sewing along with our virtual friends so don't forget to join in the fun over HERE ....

Must away and get ready to go bed.....

Keep well and I hope you get time to stitch,

Hugs  Maria ❤



Sunday, October 3, 2021

FnwFs for October 2021

 The first Friday of October has sneaked up on us so it was time to join Cheryll for FnwFs.........

As my WOOFA  project was still under the machine spent time doing more quilting....

After a few hours of pushing and pulling the quilt through the machine I gave up and made some Soap Sacks to put in the parcel for Jan Mac.. Nice quick and easy sewing....



Then to finish off the evening I sat and completed the crochet around another block....

Thanks Cheryll for organising us for another FnwFs,,,,,, 

Must away and pop on the kettle...

Keep safe and well

Hugs  Maria ❤


Thursday, September 30, 2021

OPAM for Sept and WOOFA challenge

 Another month has come to an end and it's time to post my finishes with Kris for OPAM...Last month I was the lucky winner of one Kris's lovely patterns.. It's been downloaded and put onto my to do list. Thank you Kris.




I have 8 finishes for this month....


6  Santa Sacks ready to send to Jan Mac along with the little Blue Baby Jelly Roll Quilt.

and a Bright Baby Floor Rug I made for a friend's GGC,




For my WOOFA challenge this month I'm still plodding along with the quilting on my long term project  "Urban Owls"

Thank you Cheryll for keep pushing me along....


Must away and pop on the kettle for a Milo before going to bed...

Thinking of all in lock down , keep safe and well.

Hugs Maria  ❤



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

My Little Jelly Roll Quilt.....

 Last Saturday was National Jelly Roll Day   and as I had a small Blue and White one in the cupboard thought I'd join in and make a small baby quilt. After sewing three strips together I cross cut them into 6 1/2" squares ... I tried several different lay outs and wasn't happy with any. As it was a beautiful sunny day I decided to go out on the ride on for a few hours and mow the block.....

After my walk on Monday I sewed the blocks together, quilted yesterday and today I attached the binding....

I am happy with this cute little boys quilt now...



Last week the bundle of "Garden Life" by Tilda arrived which I bought to make a table runner for a lady at Patch who will have a special 0 birthday soon.



After seeing a table runner  made by Anorina at Samelia's Mum blog using the Kawandi style I've wanted to try that Technic. Thought this nice soft fabric would be good to use..... Wonder how I'll go?????

Must away and bring in the washing,

Thinking of all in lock down, keep safe and well.

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, September 18, 2021

FNSI with Wendy and friends...

 As it was the third Friday of the month yesterday it was time to join Wendy and friends for another enjoyable FNSI ....

I made an early start in the afternoon and cut enough blocks from my stash to make a baby's Floor Rug/Mat so after dinner I got to and sewed







and sewed till the flimsy was done and got it sandwiched and pinned .....


I then continued with quilting it , just cross hatched and also found a suitable binding which I got ready ....



This morning I sewed it on and Taa Dah !

The Floor Rug/Mat is done , it is 37" square.....

Thank you Wendy  for once again organising us for our Fright Night Sew In


 Before doing this post I found a small Jelly Roll so tomorrow I am joining the folk in the Northern Hemisphere for 


Guess there's a day for everything but I thought it would be a fun way to get and sew a simple Baby Boys quilt.....

anyone wish to join in ???????




Well must away and publish this post.......

Keep safe and well my friends. 

Hugs  Maria ❤

Monday, September 13, 2021

Another week

 has disappeared ...... Since going on my walk along the beautiful foreshore last Monday Iv'e been going to do post.....

                 

so this morning , after doing the ironing, I made a coffee and am sitting down to catch up on last week....
                               

I made and posted this months BOM for Aussie Hero's Mystery Group .....

did the Orange blocks for the RSC  


                                     

Worked on the row for the " Row by Row" our Patch group is running. 
The lady requested it to be a wall hanging for her sewing room when complete. 
Hope she'll like my sewing themed hexies !!!!

I've also traced some more Aussie animals ready to applique and finished some more crochet around my blocks...
Sorry no photos as I'm finding blogger is being hard to get on with today 😢 . Oh! also has anyone else noticed that some of the faces of our followers have gone blank !!!

Must away now and get to the shop....
Keep well 
Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, September 4, 2021

FnwFs and a Zoom GTG.....

Last night I joined Cheryll for FnwFs and enjoyed making three blocks for "Land Down Under" designed by  Toni from Red Boot Quilt Company    


 They only need their eyes and nose appliqued but I'll do them when I've done the rest of the blocks and I traced some more before going to bed..

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

Thanks Cheryll for another productive evening....

This morning I joined Chooky , who organised a ZOOM GTG for a few hours...It's lovely to chat with ladies from all over the world while doing some stitching,
 

I completed the two rows of crochet on my next block.....




Later in the afternoon I zoomed around the block on the ride on to some mowing...



Must away now and publish this blog.....

Stay well and hope you enjoy some crafting....

Hugs  Maria ❤

Sunday, August 29, 2021

The Month that was and OPAM....

 In last Sunday's post I showed you the two blocks I had crocheted around and now there are four.....



When I went into the box to get out the next row of blocks to sew around and bag before I can crochet them, I discovered they weren't in the correct rows so I spent an hour or so sorting them out....


Now I will mark each block and pin each row securely together....

Had fun doing block two of Toni's " Who's at the Zoo"  pattern...



The Elephant.....

who will be next ?











I'm happy to have also finally quilted "Fabric Fusion" which was pinned at retreat in mid June...





I like to sew away the threads as I go to save time after...


The binding was ready to be sewn on,





and finish No 1 for OPAM  with the lovely KRIS


 













Finish No 2 is another community quilt for Patch..

It has really cute backing .......
Must away and get ready for bed.......

Keep safe and well everyone......

Hugs  Maria  ❤