Thursday, 9 November 2017

Getting ready for Kris Kringle.

I am in charge of the Kris Kringle fun at our Christmas break up.
I have designed a little booklet to give to each participant.
When they hand a parcel in they will receive a booklet.
We added folded Doilies Xmas trees to the front and decorated with glitter glue.
Now waiting for them to dry. 

Inside the booklet is a tree tag with a matching number. 
This tag will be attached to the gift they have made.

Later in the evening we will play a game and swap booklets. 
Look inside to see which number you have ended up with and that's the parcel you get to open.
I hope they like the idea.

I think we have 39 made..

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Aussie Hero quilt being sent for Christmas

Here is the next Aussie Hero quilt all finished. 
I managed to get it quilted after it has been around for a while.
It was good to finally get a request that matched this quilt.
I'm sure she will love it.

 And the backing is full of maps of Australia with the names of our states on them.
I'm really happy I can send off another quilt just before Christmas.
I'll add a little decoration and a snack too.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

A slow end to a busy weekend...

I have had a busy weekend with friends, my quilt group, sewing and making other items for a special night. All will be revealed over the next week or two...

For today's sow n tell is for Slow Sunday Stitching. A perfect way to finish off the weekend and relax white the roast is cooking. I'm starting here.
I've got to here.


Now starting the pudding


I am doing a SAL with my quilt group next year and SARAH is letting me share her pattern. It is a beautiful mini Xmas wallhanging. I was going to do it last year but that just didn't happen. I am making my sample to show at the group. Have a look at Sarah's blog and maybe you could stitch along too.




So I am linking up with Kathy for slow stitching Sunday too..
https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/slow-sunday-stitching.html


Saturday, 4 November 2017

FNWF and some sewing

I did a little bit of sewing for a friend.. My double ended oven mitts. The request was for greys with a little bit of red... I love making these..
I stated out with scraps over the table..

And ended up with this..


I was joining in the fun with Cheryll and all the gals over at the Cubby hole for FNWF....
https://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/fnwf.html

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Gift giving time...

We are having a Kris Kringle give away at Xmas break up. I have already shown you the bag I made but here it is again...

I have wrapped it up special


I am in charge of the gift exchange so I am planning a little game to play when we swap our gifts.

We are taking part in a birthday fat 1/4 swap. Who ever wants to take part puts their name on the list with a fabric choice. ie.. colour, type, print... My choice is anything red, white or blue..
When it's your birthday you will then receive a fat quarter from everyone playing along. We have 2 groups with 10 people in each. I can't wait for my birthday...
Here are my first 2 wrapped up.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Aussie Hero laundry bags & a Xmas decoration

I'm going to be holding a workshop in January making Laundry Bags for Aussie Heroes.
I made some samples for show n tell.
This one is using left over blocks from the mystery quilt. A matching bag will go down well.

Then I made one using one fabric just to show

Here one made a while ago with leftover blocks again..



Now it's time to get into the Xmas mood and start making decorations.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

And here it is finished.

I finished the beautiful baby quilt for my friend. It is for her granddaughter.
I just love this backing I bought. The idea is turn it over and the grandson can use this side.

Now for the front...

The only thing with going to shop for fabric for a specific project I buy more for my stash.
Look at this pile of goodies for me to use.

20 metres for $80.. What a bargain..


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Learn your ABCs with these Little Letters

I made a few of these alphabet quilts a couple of years ago. They are beautiful baby gifts.
Thanks to Sheryl I am making some more.
These blocks are on 4" and have the sashing in between which I am putting on as I go.
The yellow and white quilt is being done in the same fabrics throughout the other is going to be all scraps of cream tone on tone and greens. The blocks really don't need much fabric at all.

If you want to Sew along with me go and have a look at how Sheryl did it.


Sheryl has done a great job with the instructions and lovely photos.
Make sure you leave a note to say hi and you are coming over from here.

Monday, 23 October 2017

What a Friday night....

We all got together for a fundraising night. GIRLS NIGHT IN... For cancer. Had so much fun. Look at everyone's work...


We worked on a mystery quilt. I had no idea what it will turn out like but I knew it was going to be for an Aussie Hero.
Here I am working hard...

All the blocks are done.   Laid out in one design. This is too uneven..

Un picked, cut some more and then sewed them again. Evened it up.


Sewn together again


And look what I have....
This was such a fun and easy block. I will definitely be using this again with scraps...

I plan on using the left over blocks for a laundry bag.

It was a fun Friday night with the girls. In the sewing room and online.
http://www.sugarlane-designs.com/2017/10/busy-ness-and-fnsi-sign-ups.html

Sunday, 22 October 2017

The quilt is coming together

I started cutting out the squares and laying them down when I put this striped fabric next to it. Mmmm..... not what I was hoping for. It really didn't suit . It's not going in. I love the striped fabric but just not for this quilt...

I've cross cut all the strips. Now for the design. The photo I saw and was going to do didn't end it looking ok so this is where I'm at. A trial run on the cutting table. 

All the blocks are laid out ready to sew.. 

 Well the top is together. I have decided not to put any borders on it. I am happy with how it actually looks. It measures 60" square. 

Friday, 20 October 2017

and now for the winners.

We had a SPRING CHALLENGE. Items were to be no bigger than 1m square.
So congratulations to the winners.

1st prize..

2nd prize

3rd prize

And the winner is........

The next two were Equal 2nd


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A little bit of sweets making and some sewing...


EASY PEPPERMINT SLICE RECIPE
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Ingredients:
1 family block of Dairy Milk Chocolate (I used 2 x 200g blocks)
1 family block of Peppermint Crème filled Chocolate 
(I used 2 x 200g blocks)
1 small block of White chocolate (200g)
1 1⁄4 pack Choc Ripple biscuits
1⁄2 can Condensed Milk
1 oz Butter
What to do.......
Crush the chocolate ripple biscuits.
Melt the butter, condensed milk and peppermint chocolate all together. Mix well with the biscuits.
Spread into a lined slice tray.


Melt the block of milk chocolate and spread it over the biscuit base. Melt the white chocolate and spread over the top in a decorative pattern.
Chill until set. Cut into bite size pieces. 



I am making a quilt for a friends granddaughter.. she really wanted greys, mints & pinks.  I couldn't find any fabrics I liked in those colours. This is what I chose.

So I started to cut. Strips & 6.5" feature squares. 

Then I sewed the strips together.. Now ready for cross cutting...


Monday, 16 October 2017

Back to the quilt show.

We had some good displays, stall holders, trade tables and vibe.
This was the view as you entered the hall.
Our quilt raffle is on the left. This first stall holder further down.
Lesley Mays, Mildura.

Members Xmas creations 

Display of workshops held and charity works.

Members trade table created lots of interest.

 Trade table next to the kitchen

We had GENESIS CREATIONS dyeing..
email: shelaghd@bigpond.com
Shelagh is from Buninyong, Victoria.
Book a class or have her at your show.