09 March 2013

Photos of some of our Blocks from Step One of the Blue Gum Mystery Challenge.

 Glynis' beautiful Step One - Applique and Step Two - Diamonds.

Liz's seriously cute little Block, I love the buttons!

Ruth's Indigenous Inspired Applique Block.

Pennie's seriously wonky Step One Block, she's okay but he's very unbalanced!  Oh well the idea is there, maybe I should fix his left shoulder though...  but there again 'artist' is not my middle name :-)

04 March 2013

Another Wet Winters Day, at the beginning of Autumn! Didn't daunt almost 30 SCQuilters driving the many many kilometres from Canberra, the Blue Mountains, Newcastle and many suburbs in between for our Get Together at the Blue Gum last Saturday.

 Imogen just loves her Mum Kate for bringing her to the Blue Gum for the day :-)  both from Horningsea Park.

 Stephanie from Thornleigh and Emma from Mount Colah.

 Lisa from Lewisham and Cath from Minchinbury.

 Lynne from Waitara and below Ruth from the Blue Mountains.

 Pennie from Turramurra and Claire from Chatswood.

 Sharon from Thornleigh and Lyn from St Ives.

 Wendy from Canberra, Lissa from Newcastle and Michelle from Caringbah.

 Jan from Turramurra and Joy from Ryde.
 Lucy and Christine from Turramurra.

 Sharon standing in for Erica from Parramatta who slipped away before I could take a photo - with Gillian from St Ives.

 Liz from Denistone East and Penny from Pymble.

 Lissa standing in for Rita from Turramurra, who slipped away before I could take a photo - with Donna from Canberra.

 Maggie from Cremorne with Brenda from Enfield.

 Marianne from Frenches Forest with Becky from Ryde.  Both of whom were wearing fancy coloured pants see below  :-)

Food Glorious Food.

 Look at THIS!!!!!!!  It's an Ice Cream Sundae and I've been banned from telling you who ordered it LOL
I ordered the Seafood Pizza and it was absolutely delicious, I could only eat half of it but I requested a Doggy Bag and took the other half of it home for my lunch on Sunday... Yum!

This Lamb Cutlet dish was very popular with many compliments from those who chose it, Donna especially loved the Salad, you would think she'd never eaten before if the truth be known, she did go on about her lunch, she loved the Cutlets as well and she's a lover of Lamb from when she first arrived in Australia :-)


 The back of Lisa's handwork.
 Joy binding her Dinosaur Quilt.

 The backing fabric of Donna's little quilts for her friends of 50 years.

 Rita's wonderful Hexie Quilt I'm going to wish I made when I finish it I know but... I have my own to finish, see below,  and that will be it for Hexie's for me :-)
Pennie and Lissa are encouraging each other, some may call it 'Challenging each other' ... we have to stop throwing our old Hexagon Quilts into the bottom of the UFO basket and get them Finished!  These two quilts have been in the making for many many years.

 Emma was finishing off the binding of her little table runner.

 This is Stephanie's handwork, a wonky log cabin.

 Lucy binding her quilt which we didn't see by the way... next month Lucy?

 Sharon was working on her ... is it called a  'Marriage Quilt' Sharon?

Lovely lovely handwork from Lyn, wonderful soft wool.

Imogen was enjoying her book  :-)

A sneak preview of the Blue Gum Mystery Challenge.

 Our Blue Gum Mystery Challenge is underway... First Step is Applique and here we have two SCQuilters who have started the Challenge!  I know what I'm doing I just need to start :-)

Fascinating Applique from Ruth who bought this template years ago and decided it was perfect for her Challenge... fabulous shapes and fabrics, this is going to be a fascinating quilt.  Check out more of these Indigenous Inspired templates of Kim Bradley's HERE.

What a little beauty... Liz has finished her first Step as well... and I just love it!

Step Two is 'Diamonds'

If you would like to send me photos of your Step on of our challenge please do so and I'll put them on this Blog as well.

So at last... to the Show and Tell... Part One.

 Penny Smith showed her beautiful book, made for one very lucky Grandaughter who is yet to receive it.  Penny made this little book as a Challenge with the Ku-ring-gai Quilters.  Below you can see my Challenge as well as Gillian's Challenge and if you would like to see more of the Challenge, especially the other beautiful pages of this little book...  just click HERE...

 My Ku-ring-gai Challenge - little Log Cabin blocks made with this rubber stamp, each block measures 1 1/4 inch finished.  I bought this stamp in Brisbane at the first SCQuilters Retreat in 1998 as did many of the SCQuilters at the Blue Gum on Saturday but I believe I am the only one to have made anything using this stamp  LOL!

 Gillian started her Ku-ring-gai Challenge, actually she started several projects with the fabrics provided for the challenge... see more on my personal blog HERE...

 Claire was finishing the binding of this masterpiece... we've watched it grow from the very beginning when she bought along her fabrics and cutting mat... now look at it!  Wow!

 Emma bought along a couple of very nice and bright quilts to show us.

This is just one of Christine's little quilts, we are really looking forward to seeing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and so on... 

Show and Tell... Part Two...

 Rita made this quilt for herself... Rita makes a lot of quilts for charity or for family or friends so it's lovely to see one she made for herself.

 Rita will give this quilt to a little girl one day.

 Rita's Jelly Roll quilt with a wonderful backing below.
 Rita made this quilt for an Australian Serviceman who loves Loony Tunes.

 Marianne's Show is a small quilt for some lucky girl.

 Donna is off to Canada this year to celebrate with a group of University friends she met 50 years ago... there are six in the group who have kept in touch with other all these years so Donna has made these little quilts, one for each of them using their favourite colour.

 A super bright Dinosaur quilt almost ready for one very special Grandson made by Joy.