Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finishes for September

I haven't had any finishes for quite a while so it is nice to be able to say that I have three to register for this month's OPAM. Above is the place mat I made for the quilting camp I attended at Tamborine the end of last month and below is my latest finish, a mug rug. I think it is very cute and am going to make a few more of these. They would make great gifts as well. The fabric I have used is Bliss by Bonnie & Camille.

The last finish is my Tis the Season quilt. As I was part of a stitch-a-long group for this, I am very pleased that I managed to get it completed before the due date which is tomorrow. It was lovely to be part of this group and see how different all the quilts have turned out due to different choices in fabrics used. I used Crazy 8 fabric by Sandy Gervais and decided to use the dark blue for the border instead of the red which initially I thought I would use. I am quite happy with how it looks and can't wait to see it hanging on my wall this Christmas.

So that's all for this post. Till next time Happy Stitching...........

Monday, September 19, 2011

Here are a couple of photos of the runners I made at my last camp. Bought some backing for them the other day so will now be able to layer them ready for quilting. I was able to get 2 runners and 2 toppers from each one and a half yard piece. The Xmas ones are slightly different with the snowmen on the outside of one and in the centre of the other.

I have also joined Chookyblue for her Secret Santa Christmas Swap. I am going to add the logo to my side bar and start checking out some blogs of the girls who have also joined. I have been in two Christmas swaps before and have really enjoyed them although this is my first time in this one.

Well must go now as I am trying to finish quilting my Tis The Season and I need to pop in and see the girls at my quilting group today.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Back at last.......

Please excuse the editing on this post as I have tried about five times to make it look better but I am facing a losing frustrating.
Lots of things have been happening over the last couple of months. Our trip to the USA in June-July was wonderful and we had a great time. I managed to get to quite a few quilt shops as we journeyed from Los Angeles to San Francisco and then up to Sonoma where we attended our first Nascar race. We went to several hotrod shows, did lots of sight seeing and lots of shopping. We ended up bringing back some hotrod parts for our next car and I purchased plenty of quilting goodies and of course an extra suitcase to bring them home in. Below are photos of a few purchases.

Love these fabrics. Not sure as yet how I will use them.

The last weekend in August I again attended the Beaudesert Quilters Retreat. This one was entitled Masquerade and Bling. Saturday night saw me (in the middle) and my friends Liz and Chris dress-up. It's always a good night with everyone joining in the fun. Liz made her court jester outfit which looked pretty good. She won a prize for the best dress-up, second year in a row.

Below are a few photos of Saturday nights Show & Tell.

I love these quilts. They are so cute.

Here are some of the placemats that were made by the quilters who attended. The very last one is my contribution. It will be a lovely reminder for me of this great weekend. All that writing took me ages to stitch but I was very happy with the end result.

Well, had better close now. Will return soon with some photos of what I worked on at the retreat. Hopefully I am now in the quilting mode again as I have lots of things I what to do and still lots of UFO's to finish.

Until next time........Noela