06 March 2012

Photos of Saturday's Blue Gum Gathering are a bit late this month, put it down to family fun at my home. Show and Tell first up.

 Wow!!  Daphne from Quakers Hill is making these fantastic blocks.  Check out the SCQuilters drooling over the blocks and their placement-'s' below.

 We are all waiting in anticipation,  waiting and watching for Liz from Deniston to put together her incredible Australia quilt, getting closer and closer now.  One SCQuilter was heard to say that she hoped she was at the Blue Gum the day it was finished! 

 Jean from Terrigal  and sister Shirley from Melbourne were sewing down the binding of this quilt for Jean's 18 year old Grandson.

 Mariane from Frenches Forest, had to send her DH out to the shops to buy a few more pinks so she could finish off this quilt.  He did a good job!

 Kath from Minchinbury made these bags from a pattern she bought in Japan.

 A Jelly Roll 'plus some', of Kath's.

 A beaut quilt for a young boy by Kath who couldn't bear to cut the truck fabric up.

Another beaut quilt for a child by Kath.

But wait there's more.... More Show and Tell.

 Kyshia from Cremorne was binding her quilt at the same time as she was entertaining us with lots of laughs... with a little help from Claire and Sel and those around them as well   :-)

 Now this was my absolute favourite Show and Tell for the day...  Annette from Allambie Heights, made this quilt especially for me!!  (NO she didn't  Pennie... hands off!)   LOL   but she did offer to give me the pattern of the Babushkas!  (in case you don't know me, I have about 250 wooden Babushka Dolls and Babushka 'things' in my collection, click if you would like check out my 'needs updating' Babushka Blog)

 A lovely Jelly Roll quilt that I think belongs to Annette but I took these photos more than two days ago so my memory is struggling... with the quilt below as well.  Help Please.

Claire needed a trip to Craft Depot to find a good backing for her quilt.

 Penny from Pymble made this delightful little Peter Rabbit for her brand new and first grandchild... called Madison Penelope :-)

 Selina's lovely 'Laptop Cover'.  When she told me I thought she meant she'd made a lap top quilt cover and I thought that was a good idea, if you weren't using the quilt you could turn it into a pillow but....  I've just checked her Blog and no... it's a cover for a Laptop Computer.   How silly am I eh!

 Sel made this 9 patch, what do you call it, fractured 9 patch?  I've made a couple but the name has escaped me and I need to get on.....  Help!

 Selina from Turramurra made this lovely quilt but was saddened to use up the below fabrics for the backing... but it looks so good Sel.

Lots and lots of wonderful Handwork.

 Boring, boring... my 1/2 inch hexagon quilt started in 2005!!!    Although I can now announce that this side is almost, almost...  just about almost finished!  About a dozen hexie's to add and I won't have to touch that end again!
That's the good news, the bad news is that there are another three sides to go... boring!!

 Penny from Pymble is doing hexies as well.

 Irene from Turramurra has decided this quilt she started a fair while ago will be bigger than she first thought.

 Sel from Turramurra, has some interesting hand work on the go.

 Sue, Sue, Sue from Kings Langley... what are you doing to my head!  I need to have some fun just like this :-)  Check out last months posts for some of her other blocks... just Delicious!

 What a wonderful Pin Cushion, almost too good to stick pins into.  Lovely Irene.

 Erica from Parramatta was causing some controversy over her knitting... she's knitting a Cowl.  There was much discussion on what a Cowl was so below is what I found from 'Free Dictionary from Fairfax'.  Which one do you think she is knitting??????

     a. The hood or hooded robe worn especially by a monk.
     b. A draped neckline on a woman's garment.
2. A hood-shaped covering used to increase the draft of a chimney.
3. The top portion of the front part of an automobile body, supporting the windshield and dashboard.
4. The cowling on an aircraft.
 Norma from Waitara continues, by hand on this quilt made from real shirts...  (This is David, my DH's idea of real Quilting, he often offers up his old undies, overalls or anything he's worn out...  just to save me a trip to the Patchwork Shop!  In his dreams...)

Annette was  sewing down the binding of this lovely Jelly Roll quilt.

Lilias from Waitara, has almost finished hand quilting this teddy bear quilt for her grandson.  I expect we will see the finished product next month.

More wonderful handwork...

 Lyn from St Ives busy working away on her circle blocks.

 I wonder what Liz from Deniston is up to here...

 Claire from Chatswood, pretty little hexie's.

 Kyishia from Mosman is making some Log Cabin blocks, cutting out below.

 Heather from Thornleigh is sewing the tumbling blocks on the bottom row of her quilt... (See I remember some things)

 Wow... Robyn from Pymble is making something interesting and different, can't wait to see more.

This handwork of Marianne's is also pretty Wow... There are a lot more blocks waiting to be joined to this quilt.

 Jean from Terrigal with the help from sister Shirley from Melbourne sewing down the binding of this quilt for Jean's 18yo grandson.

Becky from Ryde always has some fun handwork on the go... she has great taste in pin cushions as well doesn't she.

So to one of our favourite posts... The Food!

 I had the 'Hand Crafted Lamb and Marrow Pie with potato mash and pea with mint mash.  Delicious!

 Pumpkin Salad is always popular.

 Fish and Chips are always a favourite as well.

 The Garden Burger looks delicous.

 As does the Steak Sandwich.

 Calamari is another of my regular meals... not today though.

And... a delicious looking Chicken Burger.