17 December 2017

15 of us gathered at the Hotel Pennant Hills today for our last get together of the year.

Pennie managed to join us this time, she's been so busy and important! Here she is with Michelle, 'pretending' they like each other.
Maggie and Michelle

Irene, Ann and Heather

Heather and Marilyn

Glynis and Rita

Cath and Maureen

Jill, Penny and Lynne

This is Joy with her handwork. She is making a Princess Poppy (from the Trolls movie) headpiece for her Granddaughter.


 Ann was knitting a jumper for a child.

 Cath was sewing down a binding.

 Heather was creating circles

Irene was knitting a scarf for charity.

 Jill is in the process of making a hexi quilt.

 This is Joy's fabulous headpiece for her Granddaughter

 Lynne's working hard on her applique mini quilt.

Maggie had this amazing counted cross stitch.

 Marilyn was working on her hexagons.

Maureen was working on her bag pieces.

 Michelle continuing with her knitted shawl. The colours are beautiful.

 Pennie also knitting, another one of her famous jumpers for a Grandson. Soon the entire family will have one of these exceptional jumpers!

 Penny working on another Lucy Boston block. Only a few more to go she tells me.

Rita completing a section on her Hexi Monet's Garden quilt.

Glynis working on another hexagon. Only 17 more to go! The red is the last piece of a fat quarter I bought in Adelaide about 10 years ago.

Show and Tell:

A Christmas quilt from Rita we havn't seen before.

Cath 1

Cath 2

This is number 3 of 4 quilts Cath will be giving away to charity. The quilts will be auctioned to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation which places breast cancer nurses in communities around Australia.

A beautiful hexagon quilt which was gifted to Pennie by a friend. Hand pieced and hand quilted with fabrics probably from the 1940's era.

The front and back of Pennie's quilt as you go hexagon quilt. It's very pretty but unfortunately she has run out of old linen for the blocks at the moment.

This is Pennie's recently completed hexagon quilt with more than 12,000 tiny hexagons. It is exceptional and is a gift for a Granddaughter who enjoyed playing with the hexagons as a baby during the construction process.

Don't forget to bring your Bonnie Hunter old/new Mystery Quilt to the Blue Gum in January!

03 December 2017

Saturday, 2 December 2017

A small relaxed and quite industrious group at the Blue Gum.

We've had a request for our January 6 get together at the Blue Gum. Can we all bring in our Bonnie Hunter quilts and tops for show and tell please? I know mine will be tops!

 Heather, Lissa and Michelle

Maureen and Marilyn 

 Stephanie and Jean
Cath, Liz and Selina

 Lynne and Jill

Jean and Glynis

The Handwork:

Selina was working on her EPP project. I think it's la Passacaglia!

Cath was working on her EPP clamshells.

 Lynne was binding.

Jill was joining half square triangles together.

Maureen was hand quilting.

Stephanie was working on her pretty little jumper.

Jean was hand piecing.

Marilyn was working on some mini EPP hexagons.

Liz was working on a new stitchery.
Lissa was also working on a stitchery.

Michelle was working on this beautiful knitted shawl.
 Glynis was adding 'wings' to her EPP Seven Sisters Block.
Show and Tell:
Stephanie's beautiful hexagon project which would have been smaller if she hadn't been lucky enough to come across some more of the background fabric.

Jill's cute fox quilt.

Jean's wonderful 'Modern Mystery Quilt' by Rachelle Denneny. Jean found working with solids for the first time to be quite a challenge.

Four lovely quilts by Cath.

 This sweet little hand towel was brought in by Lissa today. She made it in 2nd class and retrieved it from the family home after she found it being used as a duster.

Christmas coasters by Lynne.

Gifts for Lynne's Granddaughters.