07 August 2011

Our monthly gathering bought a couple of newbies along which was great and with only eleven of us there today the noise level was just the same as with double that number... gosh SCQuilters have a lot to say!!

 Heathers candied hexagons are growing and growing... just take the time to check out some of the wonderful patterns that appear with the piecing... mostly Kaffe fabrics.

 Joy is working on hexagons of a different style.

 Lilias knitted this lovely soft cotton baby blanket for a grandchild yet to arrive, she put some soft flannel on the back and is thinking about tying the quilt together.
 But look at this below....  a beautiful shawl for Lilias' daughter.

 Two more of Liz's blocks... she stopped off at Craft Depot on her way to the Blue Gum today and found just the dog fabric she was needing to put in this quilt.  Hurray!

I am very impressed with myself with the re knitting of this jumper I made David 44 years ago!  The back is finished and the front started... the thing that impresses me the most is the fact that even though I found the old pattern I only need it for the number of stitches and the shaping of sleeves and so on...  I know by the look and feel what stitch I need to do next!  Who would have thought, after 44 years... I still have a memory!  :-)
Free oranges to Blue Gum attendees...  after an early morning start taking my DD1 Nerys and 5 year old grandson Charlie to his soccer game on Saturday Nerys freshly picked these oranges for me to share!  They are delicious, I've just enjoyed a couple for breakfast :-)

More Show...

 Rita's Bargello table runner.

 Rita is using up her scraps in this beaut quilt above and the back below with quilt as you go blocks.

Another beaut scrappy...

 Sew as you go Hexagons.
 This large wedding quilt is for someone who is colour blind, he loves it because he can see the pattern well.
 Selina found this Blog online and as she lives near by decided to come and check us out, lovely to meet you!  Sel was putting the finishing touches to this wonderful Batik Stack and Whack quilt.

I think this lovely WIP is a Karen Cunningham, bought to us today by new SCQuilter Sharon,  from Dublin - oh what a beautiful accent.

Sue does the most delicate of patchwork... she made this pin cushion for a swap only to be told by her DH that she always gives her best things away... so she's making another one just for him!  LOL 

And to the Food... I knew you wanted to see what was for lunch today :-)

 The Pork Belly with Apple Cider red cabbage and creamy apple sauce was popular and delicious I can tell you with first hand knowledge.
 Crumbed Flathead with those beautiful beer battered chips looked yummo!
The Beetroot Ravioli was the most popular of all!
We all wondered how one ate these BBQed Beef Ribs so the consumer had a large audience to start with  :-)
Where does one start eating the Beef Burger and beer battered chips... with the Gerkin on Top!

But wait... there's more!

 These two photos were sent by Gay Jenkins, now in Romsey, England.  Below is her description...  Pretty impressive eh!  Thanks for sending Gay.
Just to show you what my group did for the exhibition; and the ceiling in Madrid cathedral that  was the starting point. I gave all the girls a copy of the strip, with the triangles carefully marked out, and the edges etc.  I gave them calico to trace it onto, and freezer paper to make templates, and the two green fabrics, as all the strips had to have the identical triangles.  The other half was at their imagination.

The two photos below are from Ros Bickford, who has moved from Mount Colah to Harden.
 The above is a wedding quilt for a niece and below is a 'sit up' cushion for a great niece... love all three of them  :-)  Thanks for sending Ros.