02 July 2017

SCQuilters, SCQuilters and more SCQuilters! All happy, some a litlte bit naughty but all enjoying a good day.

Well it was a little bit spooky at the Blue Gum Pub today, here I am all ready to sit and sew and chat and take photos and then there was a Hazzard and if that wasn't strange enough along came a Husband!  But wait... then a Pring happened!   Boy oh Boy! 
Oh yes you can be sure...  
We're a Weird Mob!

Lovely to see you back Jenn and Donna (Hazzard
Emma and Jo were looking very spiffing in their new hats!
Lynne and Lizzie, very cosy and warm.
Heather and Beck looking very happy.
Annie and Stephanie all rugged up and prepared for the cold.
Two Pennie's or should I say Tuppence!  Pennie and Penny...
Rita and Yan (Pring) behaving for once!
Wendy (Husband), Yan and some naughty photo bomber!! 

Handy work being performed by very Handy people.

Rita continuing hexi by hexi on her Monet's Garden.

Stephanie making this magnificent scarf for Ruth.

Steph was also onto the crochet.

Knitted Pin cushions made by Emma, what a clever idea!

Emma only finished this pretty little flower on her hat this morning.

Emma's darling little needle case.

Wow!  This is just one of Donna's blocks... looking forward to seeing more!

Ruth starting a new project, I wonder what it will be...

Now this is something we don't see often.  Becky is knitting a skirt for someone!

My brain jumped back almost 50 years...  I knitted myself a beautiful dress way back in the 1960's and I so loved that dress, it was a lovely yellow and was so cosy and delicious to wear...  But!  David and I were traveling all around the place and my beautiful yellow hand knitted dress was stolen in Milan, Italy!    Very sad I was but I've never knitted another... I wonder why  LOL!   So digging around like I'm apt to do... here is a photo of me in my dress, only black and white, couldn't afford colour film back then.

Becky modeling Marilyn's scarf for her... is this what these are called?

Annie has plastic bag after plastic bag of these little crochet squares all sorts of colours!  Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

 Heather continues on with these borders.

 I wonder what Jo is up to here, looks very interesting.

 Liz's new project.

 Liz finishing off her 'roll' we've seen her working on previously... what does one call these please.

 Lynne is working on a challenge I am also involved in, she's very brave letting me see it don't you think!  I haven't started my challenge yet... i might copy???

 Magic mother clips and baby clips perfect for Penny's Lucy Boston.

 A couple of little quilts Wendy was finishing off.

And below... Yan's 'Portrait' dilly bag.

Finally to our... Show, Show, Show and Tell.

This quilt top was started in the 1940's by my husband David's beloved Grandmother Dudu.  The Hexie's were made using left over fabrics from David's mother Mary's dresses and even a school uniform or two. 

When I started Patchwork way back in 1992 my MIL Mary told me she had a patchwork quilt somewhere would I like it!    Would I?  Yes Please!   But...  David has an evil sister who on hearing of this very quickly snaffled the quilt top up and took it away with her saying she wanted it!    A few years later after this said sister hadn't even touched the quilt MIL Mary, for once in her life, stood up to this evil daughter of hers and demanded the top be bought back to Canberra where I eventually collected it.

It was a mess, filthy dirty and needed straightening out and mending and washing.  I loved working on it then I hand appliqued it to the green border, had it machine quilted then gave it back to my MIL Mary on her 80th Birthday!   Beautiful :-)

It was given back to me on Mary's passing... but it's really David's Quilt and he will sleep under it tonight!

I bought this old (started in 2004, finished in 2013)  Hexi quilt top of mine along to get advice on what to do about having it machine quilted, I have come to the conclusion that I will never get around to hand quilting it, I am just far too busy and important for that!   Anyway jokes aside... what should I do about the border?  do I need more?    There is no way I am willing to applique these 1/2" hexie's onto a border.

 I did get some great advice... does anyone else have any suggestions... all welcome :-)

Thanks Yan for the idea... my little Stained Glass Hexie Quilt  :-)

Rita had lots of Show today,  using scraps from other quilts to make new quilts and cushion covers for friends or Charities.

Here is Yan's Rounds of Friendship, Round Robin Quilt and book below.

You need to look very closely at Donna's quilt, it's bits of different shaped fabrics magically turned into a quilt!  Donna used fabrics from Op Shops including the Duvet Cover below for the back.

Stephanie's magical hexagon quilt which was proudly displayed at the Sydney Quilt Show recently, I think I may need to make one like this..... 

This is Lizzie's daughter, who is proudly wearing a jumper and beanie knitted by Lynne... how lucky and happy is she eh!

Yan's Open Door... just amazing it is.