Thursday, May 31, 2012

Morning Tea, Mystery Quilt and other stuff...

Last Monday at group we had a morning tea to collect money for the Cancer Council.  We only had a small group as a few ladies were away on holidays so we were happy to be able to collect $110 to send away.  Look at all the lovely food- sausage rolls, ribbon sandwiches, quiche, chocolate cakes, scones with jam and cream and lots more.  It didn't take too long to make most of this disappear. Yummy........

My Mystery Quilt is starting to progress with more pieces coming together.  I have finished instalment 5 and am pleased to say that I have now have some completed blocks (last photo).  Instalment  6 here I come.

Below is the May Block of the Month I am working on with my quilt group.  Missed making it at group this month so am playing catch-up.  Just need to trim the half square triangles to size and join the block pieces together.  Can choose either block configuration but think I  like the one on the left the best so will use that.

Grid ready for stitching. I have never done my half square triangles this way before but it is such a quick way to do them.
And last but not least, this arrived on Monday.  Some beautiful new fabric called Lucy's Crab Shack.  I am going to make two quilts out of it for my grandsons.  It is a new line from Sweetwater, just so cute and the colours of blue and green are my grandsons favourites.  The blue fabric has popular names of boys and girls on it, can you find Thomas and Jake?  Hope my boys like it.  I'm sure they will love the bicycle fabric in green, navy blue and orange.

Hope this post hasn't been photo overload and you have enjoyed reading about what I have been up to. Till next time.........Happy Stitching


  1. Yummy food Noela and I bet it didn't last long at all. Nice buys too, I'm sure the boys will love their quilts. Can't wait to see your mystery quilt finished.
    Teresa told me you were going to the blog get together on Sunday, I'm also going so it will be good to catch up with you again.


  2. Great effort Noela. Everything looks delish. Your mystery quilt is really coming along.

  3. Eating for a good cause , that's my way of dieting. The new quilt would be quite a challenge for me. I look forward to seeing it finished and admiring the work.

  4. Hi Noela, it was great to meet you yesterday and have a chat.... the sweetwater fabrics you were telling me about look lovely.... I will be reading to watch this grow...