Saturday, July 31, 2021

OPAM for July

It hasn't been a very busy month on the sewing front but thanks to the lovely KRIS I can post a few small finishes and completed a community quilt for Patch... 

I decided it was time to go through my pile of quilting books and part with loads. While flicking through one book I found this inside , 

 not all the pieces where there and also the pattern was missing but I made a new thread basket.......

 For Patch I quilted and did the binding on quilt below so I'm calling that a finish.....

and of course I made a new ironing mat that you can see HERE .

Must away , get dressed to meet my dear friend Jeanie for our Saturday coffee...

To those in lock down please stay  safe and well,

Hugs Maria ❤

Thursday, July 29, 2021

WOOFA for July!!!

 Even though I haven't done a lot on my WOOFA challenge this month its great to have Cheryll give us a gentle shove to at least do some work on our projects....

Working on my "Urban Owls"

I was happy to have completed the quilting on the black before the top cotton run out.

Must away as the washing machine is calling !

Thinking of all the who are in lock down , take care and stay safe.

Hugs Maria  ❤

Saturday, July 17, 2021

FNSI for July

 As it was the third Friday of the month it was time to join the lovely Wendy and friends for FNSI ... First I worked on the RSC , which is darker blues ...

Done !!!

For a long time I've needed a new small ironing mat. 

I found a piece of fabric big enough , some suitable binding and 


Done !!!!!

Now do I start a new project or do some quilting to collect enough pins to pin two of the flimsys waiting in line to be sandwiched and pinned ??????

Oh I must away as it's time to catch up my friend for a coffee in town at 10.30 am...

Stay safe all 

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Oh NO!!!!!!!!

 after finally appliqueing all the eyes etc onto the Piggies and friends it was time to sew the rows together and when I went to iron the first two discovered THIS 

OH NO!!!!!! can you see what I did?

Now I must away and do some unpicking 😢

Hugs  Maria ❤❤

Sunday, July 4, 2021

FnwFs for July 2021

 Last night I joined Cheryll and friends for FnwFs and decided it was time to cut out , visoflex and buttonhole stitch the rest of  21 sets of eyes for the Piggy Quilt....

from the tiniest for the chicken

to the bigger ones for the piggies.....

after completing them I made the blocks for this months Aussie Hero mystery blocks......

It was a busy day today with doing some washing first before going into town for my Saturday morning coffee with my friend Jean. 
Then when I got home it was lovely to join Chooky for her Zoom meeting..

I enjoyed chatting with the ladies and also got some Hexies flowers sewn into sets of four

Must away to make my Milo before going to bed,

Stay safe and Happy Stitching..

Hugs  Maria ❤

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

OPAM , WOOFA Challenge and Sign Up for FnwFs

 As it's the end June and half way through the year ( unbelievable) it's time to post my OPAM for Kris who keeps me going to have a finish or two each month . 

Finally got the binding done on the "Bargello"

A "Bingo Bag" for my DD2 

a new "Bowl Cosy" for me. 

and  5 X Drawstring Bags I sent to Jan Mac..

For my WOOFA challenge with Cheryll  I was happy to have put "The Urban Owls" quilt under the machine and do another two rows of quilting ...

That's the four rounds of the flying geese completed..Now to work out how to quilt the next round???

Getting it slowly done as it's a huge quilt and heavy to pull around under my machine......

Thank you to both Kris and Cheryll for organising us as these challenges do keep me on track..

Next don't forget to pop over to Cheryll's Blog to sign up for FnwFs to enjoy a fun night of sewing along with our virtual friends 

Must away to tidy up and work out what to work on for Friday.

Stay safe and well 

Hugs  Maria  ❤

Sunday, June 20, 2021

FNSI for June

After joining Wendy for FNSI I've been meaning to do this post for hours but I've got hooked on a good Audio Book and while listening sewing some hexies.....

but I've finally turned it off to show you what I worked on while joining others last Friday....

First I made the rest of the QAYG blocks for Jan Mac  for Oz Comfort Quilts . I had made 20 last weekend at retreat so needed another 15 as Jan uses 35 blocks to make a quilt and  about 7 mts of binding to join it...

done now and ready to post......
Then last night I joined the Northern Hemisphere ladies and put sashing on the first " Piggy " block  designed by Toni from Red Boot Quilt  Company  and then started listening to my audio book.

Thank you Wendy  for another fun weekend of sewing along ...

Will pop over to visit HERE in the next few days to see what others have done.....

Now must away and do some more listening and stitching before bed....

Stay safe and well,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Fun Retreat...

 I do really enjoy our Patch Groups "Stay at Home Retreats"  We arrive on Friday afternoon set up our machines etc , have a chat to ladies and then sew. I made myself a new microwave bowl holder before our dinner arrived.

My DD1 asked if I could make her a new bag for her to take to "Bingo" ..... 

  I had the perfect Fat 1/4 in my stash...

Got it cut out and ready to sew before going home.. after having brekky at I arrived back to the hall around 9am and sewed the "Bingo"bag first in between morning tea and lunch..

I'm happy with the finish and hope my DD1 will be too....Will pop in the post tomorrow...Next I started sewing the QAYG  Blocks for Jan from Oz Comfort Quilts 
 until dinner arrived ,time goes by so quickly as Sue, the lady who does the catering, seems to keep arriving with our lovely morning teas, lunches and dinners... 

Did I say I love these weekends ... 

No cooking and we are all on a roster and have turns clearing the tables , filling the dishwasher and keeping the urn filled.....and home to bed....

Back Sunday and I got the binding onto this quilt...

next some of the ladies and I got this quilt sandwiched and pinned . It is now ready to be quilted now , think I'll just do some FM stippling...

I am pleased with what I got done and had a fabulous weekend....

Must away now and pop on the kettle.

Happy stitching and stay well,

Hugs  Maria ❤

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

This and That....

 We've had some beautiful chilly sunny mornings 

so it's been nice to be in my warm Cave and sew .....

making shields for  "Days for Girls"

getting bindings ready to sew onto the two quilts that I picked up on Saturday

also sewing pieces of wadding together and cutting with  backing to make QAYG blocks when I go to Stay at Home Retreat this weekend,


and after all the wadding sewing the machine needed a good clean. a little oil and a new needle. 

Does sounds smoother and quieter .. Why do we leave doing a service so long between each one !!!!!

Okay must away and start packing my box for the weekend before anymore sewing..

Take care all and stay well

Hugs  Maria ❤

Saturday, June 5, 2021

FnwFs for June...

 June already and time to join the lovely Cheryll for FnwFs.... I love these sew in nights as I get organised early and enjoy a night sewing along with my friends virtually.. 

Last night I got my Aussie Hero Blocks done for June....

and then spend time appliqueing my Piggy blocks designed by Toni  from redbootcompany

Must away as its a beautiful sunny day ,perfect for my drive to pick up two quilts at Mingnew and of course enjoy coffee and cake at the bakery there with my friend.

Take care and stay well.

Hugs Maria  ❤

Monday, May 31, 2021

OPAM for May 2021

As another month has flown by it's time to join KRIS for OPAM and post our finishes... Thank you Kris for keeping us on track. 

The "Hounds " from Toni's book Happy Quilts is much loved by Lacy...

and finally I've completely finished Lynette Anderson's wall hanging "Anderson's Farm"

I had it custom quilted by Sandy in Geraldton and she did a fantastic job....

I hope to have my two quilts back from the quilter soon and get the binding on for a few finishes next month.

Must away to go into town for a coffee with my friend.

Stay well and thoughts with those in lockdown 🤗

Hugs Maria ❤

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Working on my Old WOOFA Challenge.

Finally this month I decided to work on my old WOOFA challenge which I started back HERE and you can see the problem I had with it HERE but it's thanks to Cheryll encouraging us by joining in the WOOFA Challenge that Urban Owls is again under the machine and I'm quilting it....
It's not easy rolling up and getting the big quilt under the domestic Bernina so it will be slow going.....

In between I've been getting my Piggy blocks organised which was a free pattern from the lovely Toni from Red Boot Quilt Company 

and also made four blocks for Aussie Heros

Must away now and pop the kettle on

Stay safe and well.

Hugs Maria ❤