Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tis the Season Blocks

Below are the blocks I have done so far for the Tis the Season Stitch-A-Long. I am using a Crazy 8 Honey Roll for the block sashings and some yardage for the borders. This is how the layout of the 5 blocks is looking.
Below are blocks 4 & 5.

Blocks 1,2 &3.

Just a quick post. Cheers till next time.......

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter, Some finishes for April.


Hope everyone has had a lovely Easter as we have. This morning we enjoyed brunch with our family. Our grandchildren were excited that the Easter Bunny had paid them a visit and left lots of eggs in their nests.


Below are some finishes for April:
This is a wine bottle gift bag made with 2.5 by 5 inch rectangles of Bliss fabric. It's quite a bit of work so not sure I would make it for this purpose again. I have been trying to think of another use for it so if you think of one let me know. Here I have put a coloured glass bottle in it.
At the last camp I attended, many of the ladies had made these small ironing boards for use next to their sewing machines. Great for when you are doing lots of piecing with seams that need to be pressed before the next piece can be added. On the back-side I glued a small cutting mat for trimming and on the top, I used 2 layers of underlay covered with a layer of fabric. All I need now is a small iron and I'm set . I found the folding table in one of the cheap shops.

These two bags were made using a pattern I found on the net. This is quite easy to assemble and has three pockets on each side made when the handles are attached. I added a suffolk puff and button for trim to each.

Well, that's all from me. Till next time......... Happy stitching

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Few Camp Photos

Last month I was lucky enough to attend two quilt camps. The first one was my quilt groups' camp at Boonah. I had a great time but was very slack with taking photos this time. I was going to take every one's projects on the Sunday before we left but we simply ran out of time. I taught a bag class on the camp and had two bags at various stages to demonstrate how to put it together. I finished one bag on camp and completed the other one after I got home. I have some finishes for April so will include the photos of the bags in that blog post. Below is a photo of everyone enjoying a meal at the camp. We seemed to do lots of eating, laughing and talking but did get quite a bit of sewing done as well. The next camp I attended was at Tamborine Mountain. The theme of the camp was Log Cabin Fever. I also had a great time as I caught up with some lovely friends from NSW's as well as the girls from the Beaudesert Quilters group. This camp goes for 4 days. Below are my friends Chris and Liz.
Here we are enjoying Happy Hour.
Along with log cabin name tags made in the shape of hearts, we were also given a log cabin chook pin cushion to take home as a reminder of the camp. All made by Sue W, the camp co-ordinator. (36 made in all). This was our table of chicks.
Below is my very first quilt which happens to be a log cabin quilt. This quilt began my journey into the wonderful world of quilting.
My friend Liz's quilt.
Chris's Log Cabin Bag. This bag would be great for a week-end away as it is huge.
Chris also won the place-mat challenge with her Cab In Fever mat. A very original concept.
Another place-mat.
Saturday night show and tell brought forth some beautiful work. These quilts being just a few of them.

In all a wonderful week-end. The next one will be in late August and I am already looking forward to it. Well must go, will be back soon with some finishes. Bye for now........