Thursday, September 27, 2007

Need something to do for the long weekend?

Buttonberry is making this clever 'autumn leaves' quilt. There is a free pattern for this design here.


And Honeysuckle Cottage is running a mystery quilt. Months one, two and three are waiting for you to download and start stitching. There are suggestions for fabrics, so you can use up some of that ever growing stash, or you can purchase a kit.

Have a relaxing & creative weekend girls!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

How lucky is Anna


These are just adorable.....Pat has made these for Anna her grand daughter who is having a birthday, I think she may be turning 7.........

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pats little John


Little grandson John (aged two years old) sees his loving grandmother (Pat) doing the dusting....with the lovely silver dust mop.....and what do you think this tiny little man says about the lovely silver mop.......
"Nans Hair"......

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The 5 quilt tops














These are the completed quilt tops ready to back and quilt.....

5 Charity Quilts........




Today we had 12 members of Club Quilt turn up to make charity quits.....and in half a day we made 5........A huge thankyou to Pat and Gai P who cut the quilts ready for us to sew.


Pat, Gai P, Carol, Gai D, Kath, Kerry, Cath, Joan, Carolyn, Ros, Dale and myself (Peg), turned up machines in hand ready to do business.....and what business we did.....

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Kath was our winner......


We had a bit of a lucky draw this week and Kath was our winner. Kath is finishing off the bind on her flannel quilt, and she acutally finished the quilt on Thursday night and it is just beautiful. Sheila is her doing a few more hearts on her quilt.

No show and tell but very busy...


Last Sunday - not a big roll up but it was as normal a lovely day, no show and tell but everyone was still very busy.

Wacko Kerry


This is just lovely.....'Bound to the Prairie' is the majority of fabric in this quilt, made from charm packs (not as easy as it looks, radom .....for some of us that is very hard), add a border and look what happens, magic!!!!!!!!!!! -

Carol's Christmas Stitchery







Carol has just about completed this lovely Christmas Stitchery, I think she received the kit as a gift, what a great prezzie.

Sheila's creation


Sheila has made this out of pinks and greens from her stash, she has appliqued hearts on random blocks, I am not sure who is going to be the owner of this lovely quilt..well done Sheila.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Hello, my name is Ros/Peg/etc, I am a Club Quilt member and I am a fabric addict!

Soozs Big Adventure offers these rationalisations for a fabric addiction:

It is cheaper than gambling.
It is more legal than heroin.
It is less physically damaging than extreme sports.
It is less socially destructive than alcohol.
It is more socially appropriate than sex addiction.
It is more practical than collecting fine china.
It is more community building than playing with model trains.
It uses less bandwidth than facebook, myspace or you tube.
It is more useful than restoring cars.
It is less privileged than playing golf.
It is less fattening than a vanilla slice.

Thanks Sooz - we all feel much better now!

Free bag pattern


Machen/Machen has a free pattern for what she calls her 'Wasp bag' here.

Just beginning


Here is a version of Welsh Quilter's bucket tote, made by Ros' daughter. The pattern was modified to make it 'shaggy' - a great way to simplify the construction for a beginner. This eliminates having to make a separate lining for the bag.

For all you knitters out there?


Can't quite get my mind around how this one is made, but for all you clever knitters, Crafty Chick has designed this great reversible scarf.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Carols mystery blocks..


This pattern is just fantastic, check these out, All blocks use the same fabric, the only difference is they are placed differently in each block, just stunning Carol....it never ceases to amaze what you can do with fabric.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Cathy and Belinda

Cathy and Belinda from Gunedah shows us some of their quilts....very nice

HAPPY SNAPS FROM NUNDLE....


Friday, September 07, 2007

Nundle......brilliant


Well it has been a couple of weeks since we went to Nundle - Kerry Swain - Cottage On The Hill - and as usual we had the best time....Kerry always has wonderful new quilts...fabrics...treats and treasures waiting for us...it is like leaving the real world for a couple of days and going to fairy land....thanks for that Kerry...we had the pleasure of spending some time with two lovely talented ladies from Gunedah, Cathy and Belinda, we hope they will join us again next year.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Gai P....wonderful idea!!!!


Great idea - Gai P has made this blanket out of polar fleece - different piece top and botton, which has been tied together all the way around.....lovely and soft, fantastic baby quilt

All dressed up


Meet the lovely Milly - she made it to the Narromine Show too. Impeccably dressed, complete with hat & her best knickers. We should have entered her in Miss Showgirl! She is made by Gail from a Hatched & Patched pattern and gets to live with Ros - lucky Ros!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Nothing like a deadline ...

Ros managed to get a couple of UFOs done just in time for the Narromine Show. The baby quilt is off to niece Isabella (who has just turned one!). It is a Bareroots pattern called 'Sweet Dreams Angel Quilt' - lots of stitched angels, stars, sheep & a very cute cow who jumped over the moon.



The bag was made for her Mum's upcoming birthday - yes, it is actually finished early!! It is a pattern called 'Housework' by JoyPatch.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Collapsible bucket tote

Found a tutorial for this cute little bucket tote - think I'll make one to sit next to my machine to put all those stray threads in. The photos are from Twiddletails.

More freebies, just in case you have nothing to do this week!

The generosity of craftswomen all over the world continues in the form of wonderful free patterns for us all. Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches has posted this gorgeous needlecase.



Have found another bag for Dale - have a look at Belle Epoque for instructions to make this simple but very stylish reversible tote.



For a reversible chenille bib pattern, go to Happy Things .


And for a simple apron pattern, go to J Caroline Creative .


There you go - that should keep you busy for the week!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

She never stops.....


Dale has made this out of Moda fabrics - "Tamarack Grove" - this is for Jonno - Dales eldest son who turns 40 this year.....very very nice Day-day....and also on our last quilting day Dale was the winner of our lucky door prize - quilting gloves and a fat quarter.

Saturday, September 01, 2007