08 April 2012

Twenty Two SCQuilters, Four Visitors, Twenty One Handworks (oh no I missed someone) Thirty One Show and Tells and Seventeen Dishes of Food... just wait till you get to the Mars Bar Calzone, I'll bet you start to drool... Great fun day!

 The Easter Bunny was there, disguised as 'a little bit blurry' Marianne.
 Lovely treat, thanks Marianne :-)

 Claire took one hour to get from Artarmon today, that's the reason she's 'a little bit blurry'.

 Glynis from Mount Colah.

 Irene from Turramurra and Robyn from Pymble.

Jean from Terrigal and Marianne from Westleigh.

 Kath from Minchinbury and Becky from Epping.

Lynne from Waitara and Liz from Deniston East.

 Marilyn from Bungan Beach and Heather from Thornleigh.

Munaiba from Wattle Grove and Selina from Turramurra.

 Some very special visitors popped in to surprise Pennie...  DD2 Briony on the far right, her partner Kate with Nerys and Tim's boys and my Grandsons, Jackson and Charlie who both tell me they just love coming to the Blue Gum  :-)
Briony and Kate surprised us on Friday with the announcement that while they were in Italy last month they got Married, check it out on MyBlog.

Rita from Turramurra.

 Ros from Padstow and Nicole from Revesby.

Sue from Kings Langley and Sharon from Thornleigh.

Handwork - we are always very busy at the Blue Gum, our fingers never stop.

 Becky's little Blocks are coming along nicely.

 Another block underway by Becky.

 Claire was trying to get her binding finished before Show and Tell... did she make it you wonder.....  keep scrolling down.

Glynis was having to unpick a quilted block of her Hungry Caterpillar quilt... this has to be the worst job in quilting don't you reckon.

 Both sets of blocks from above and below are Heathers, gosh I like her handwork.  The one above is Nearly Insane and the one below is ... I've forgotten what it's called but it is a copy of an old old quilt and she is making it the same way as they did way back when... before rotary cutters and so on!  Now that is mad I reckon  :-)

 Irene is working away on her blocks but just check out her Rotary Cutter!

Jean sewing away but it's her skirt I love, she bought it way back when... the day she was late to the Blue Gum and she stopped off at DJ's Hornsby.

 Jenn was cutting her scrap fabrics for a Scrap Basket quilt.

 Jill delicate little blocks.

 Liz tells us this is the last of her Aussie blocks... we can't wait to see the finished product but most of all I wonder what she will do when this quilt is finished!  Stay tuned :-)

Lynne plodding away on her little Hexies.

 Marianne working away on another lovely quilt.

 Marilyn was making very neat little hexies.

 Nicole was knitting away happily...  can see Ros hiding away behind her... she's put her handsewing away before I could photograph it and she wasn't bringing it out again :-)

Now I wonder who's handwork this is  :-)  I'm not telling... okay!  You'll have to guess.

 Rita cutting and plotting her next quilt.

 NO... Robyn didn't have silkworms in her shoe box... it was her handwork  :-)

 Selina was well organized, she had boxes of fabrics and scraps of fabrics, she had her mat, her ruler and even her computer... but this is a borrowed cutter ... she left hers at home  :-)   The best laid plans eh!

 Look at Sharon's lovely delicate little blocks.

 Sue putting the finishing touches to one of her lovely blocks.

Show, Show, Show and TELL!!!

 Becky - Was jumping with pride, she proudly announced that she'd made this bag in the same calendar year that she'd bought the pattern.   Congratulations well deserved Becky.

Claire - started off by apologizing for not having finished the binding on her quilt but was quickly quietened by the crowd :-)  This was a challenge quilt with Jenn.  They both had the same range of fabrics so had to make a quilt using two other solid fabrics. 
Jenn -  Used the cream and blue as her solids.   Lovely the both of them.

Jenn - I think that border fabric really finishes off this quilt perfectly.

 Glynis - had a couple of beautiful quilts to show today.

Glynis - Scrappy.

Glynis - very pretty blocks with terrific border fabric as well.

Glynis- Very Hungry Caterpillar :-)

 Heather - had already given this quilt away but she sent me a photo... here is her description.
"My daughter works with a girl whose best friend was very badly burnt when her deep fat fryer caught on fire.    She was pregnant at the time and her 3 year old little girl, Bailey, witnessed the whole thing.  So bad were the burns that the mother was put into an induced coma for some time.    Luckily the mother didn't lose the baby, born 2 weeks ago.    I decided to make a quilt for Bailey as she had been through so much and  with the birth of the new baby, I thought she needed something special
for herself."

Sad but lovely story :-)

Jean - has another grandson turning 18, lucky boy eh!

Jill - a Black and Gold/Yellow quilt for her son.

Kath - A Christmas panel quilted by Kath.

Kath - is making a bag here but she's not quiet sure how it fits to the handles, we'll wait till next month to see if you've worked it out Kath.

Lynne - made this Scrappy quilt with the blue border.

Nicole - nice warm quilt.

Rita - made the next three quilts for some friends having babies.

Rita - The quilts below were made for our Service Men overseas... check out the Blog by clicking Aussie Hero Quilts. 

This is the back of the Jean quilt below.

Rita's label.

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Sharon - made this Japanese designed quilt using her brights instead of Japanese fabric... another Border I love... what is it with Borders today?  I've got a thing about them :-)

Sue - a quilt for a Nephew's new baby and below are three of Sue's beautiful blocks. I for one am really looking forward to seeing the finished product... but I'm happy waiting and seeing the blocks one by one.