Sue arrives today for her mystery technique sampler class and I am absolutely thrillled that my blocks are complete in time for class tomorrow. Seriously there should be some way that a drum roll sounds as you open this page ..... I am sure there is and some smart person would know how to do it....anyway I an excited and ready for the challenge of my next two blocks in this little adventure. Just in case there are any doubting Thomas' here is the proof.......
I am totally in love with the yellow backgrounds I' using and can't wait to see how all the girls have progressed with their blocks.
Izabella has been working extremely hard on her Auntie Green's and proudly pinned it to the design wall last weekend - some of us are not yet to that stage but it was so enjoyable to look at it for the weekend and it has encouraged us to keep working on ours.
Izabella’s daughter was married last year and she can’t wait for the pitter, patter of tiny feet so in order to quench her desire for grandchildren she has decided to start making baby quilts for the future arrival of a baby. So bugs and butterflies were being constructed from happy bright fabrics and we were all soon caught up in baby talk…….
Bronwyn spent the weekend making a wonderful start on a quilt for her son. Bronwyn's generous and giving nature has her making quilts for family, friends and even the hospital ward she is in charge of so poor Lochie thought his day would never come. Bronwyn had previously chosen a pattern from Kaffe's book Quilts in the Sun and had a wonderful selection of shot cottons and small prints in very boy colours – sorry but am unable to find my book on the shelf so will update you all later with the name.
Bronwyn set about cutting endless amounts of strips…….
Sewed them together to form blocks……..
And then layed them out on the table to get an idea of how it was all coming along……
Needless to say that everyone in the room put their hands up to make this quilt – it is the perfect quilt for any young or mature man in your life.
Ros spent the weekend working on her Bordered Diamonds quilt that she started with Kaffe last year – she is on a mission to have it completed before the end of the year. By the end of the weekend the gaps had been filled in and it was decided that she only need make 12 more blocks and it would be finished. It is looking fantastic - stickability, stickability.
Helen had a request from one of her grandchildren for a library bag so her project for the weekend was well under way and completely finished by Saturday lunch. Here is the gorgeous Izabella modeling the library bag – yes they are Hello Kitty pj’s and they even came with matching slippers – only Izabella could pull it off.
I spent the weekend paper piecing some of my 500 hexagons and stars for my Marg Sampson quilt, which I found very relaxing and quite therapeutic. Of course as it turned out, I was just like everyone else in the house and needed to start a new project – my poison was Pies & Tarts and before too long I had a band of merry followers all wanting to join me. It is such a slippery slope for us quilters. Our Dali Lama of quilting generously brought her quilt over for us study and in turn discover what a large (huge to be precise) selection of fabrics it would require – uglies, pretty, tone on tone, some that are a little clearer/brighter, stripes, spots etc etc. Nearly every piece in Kay’s quilt is different; you have to look very hard and long to find the fabrics that have been repeated. Kay’s Pies & Tarts will be having a little holiday at the shop so I encourage you all to come along and enjoy it’s beauty.
Patrina was quietly working on her It Takes Two from Sue Daley. Lucky enough to sew down all her circles whilst in Bali for her Christmas vacation (not too many cocktails by the pool) she was ready for the next stage - sewing down the flower petals.
Winter has started to make it's mark......the clouds are low and there is a definate bite in the air. Perfect quilting weather I must say.
Have a lovely weekend and stay warm.......lisa