07 October 2012

Lots of lovely SCQuilters at the Blue Gum last Saturday.

 Anne-Maree, Becky and Liz.

Annette and Sue.

 Erica and Jill.

 Sisters Jean and Shirley.

 Joy and Marianne.

 Lynne and Heather.

 Marilyn, Robyn and Lyn.

Marianne and Glynis.

 Pennie and Ruth.

 Rita and Christine.

Stephanie and Paddy.

A big renovation is underway in 'Our' room.

 Dark blue walls have gone, roof has been lined, lighting will be better,  air conditioner installed, new carpet and new tables and chairs are coming... next month we'll have a Special Christening!!

 Scaffolding still up and wires hanging out... but it's almost done.

Not only is there a new beaut coffee machine and coffee at the Bar, there were fresh roses in the Ladies!!  Wow!  Can't wait to see what the finished product looks like next month.

Lots and lots and lots of handwork.

 Liz was working slowly, slowly on these ATC's... Erica was hoping she would get one in the same swap...  by the end of the day Liz was sticking to the same stitch rather than all those different stitches on the right, she hopes she gets enough done by the finishing date.

 Another one of Becks blocks.

 Anne-Maree is finishing off these blocks which will also see off the last of her 1930's prints.

 Glynis finishing the binding on this little beauty... what until Show and Tell!  It's very Wow!

 New girl who's name I think is Marianne working of a very pretty rose.

 Robyn is continuing with her lovely little dress up book for her granddaughter.

 Lyn is making slippers similar to the slippers Michelle W. made.

 Marilyn is working on another interesting quilt... this time with an Indian theme.

 Fascinating block of Rita's, sew almost all the way around two squares. Cut as directed and below is what you get!  Clever eh!

 Nice and clean colours from Stephanie.

 Very Wow fabrics of Shirley's.

 Another delicate block from Jean.

 More little Hexies from Sue.

 Finishing quilting of an oldie by Annette.

 Ruth, above and Erica below, are loving working on their Poems Wool rugs.

 I like this interesting block of Jill's, I'm wondering how big this quilt will be.

 Heather is working on another masterpiece, this is the first block.

 Joy busy on her handwork.

I wonder what's coming from these fabrics of Marianne's!

Show and Tell and yet more Show and Tell... Wonderful stuff.

Beck is knitting socks, she says one ball makes three socks!  Very useful, a pair and a spare!

A little Owl and the Pussycat quilt for a special Grandson's Baptism.

And now for something totally different from Liz... pretty little Umbrellas.

Ruth and Erica's wonderfully cosy woolen rugs.

A lovely fresh blueish and white quilt from Marilyn.

Jill has a super new red couch, so she made these two cushion covers to go with it... they look great don't they.

Wow!  from Joy... What a spectacular star quilt.

Another Wow from Marianne, just beautiful... I love that block.

It's Wow! all the way with this one as well... started in 1999 or was it 1992?  Anyway it's been a long time in the making.  Looks Great Annette.

LOL... Always a Wow! from Sue, such delicate colours making such a lovely quilt with the really fun backing below.

Isn't this little quilt just stunning!  Such delicate work for one very special child... almost too good for a child isn't it... But what if they sick on it! or worse?

Jean had a photo of her quilt on her iPad, I like that pattern it looks simple but the results are very Wow!

Shirley's WIP, she says it's just scraps, but when I challenged her she had to admit it was fabrics she had been collecting over the years and had decided to use at last :-)

Very pretty little quilt from Stephanie.

A little Canadian wall hanging from Christine.

Now there is a story to this Christmas panel quilt...   it's a bit long and a bit sad but wonderful that it's finished at last.

Several years ago Christine was making this quilt to brighten up her father's room, but before she could finish it, he died, so she just stashed it away in her sewing room.

A few years later Christine decided to finish off the quilting for her mother's room... but her Mum died before Christine could finish the quilting, again this quilt was stashed in her sewing room.

 Just recently Christine dragged this quilt out and decided she had better finish it off...  then just this week her Great Aunt died.

Christine has now finished off this quilt!  So all her relatives can breathe a sigh of relief!
We were a bit shocked by her story but we did laugh as well.  It's wonderful that Christine can tell us about it isn't it!

And to finish off another absolute beauty from Glynis.  Very special isn't it.