Monday, December 12, 2011
*Drum Roll*....Here is Vicki's quilt which took Second Prize in the show. It is stunning. Vicki is also an embroiderer and was inspired by the work of Marianne Burr when making this quilt. She moved out of her comfort zone working with these colours....and the hand stitching is gorgeous!! Well done Vicki!
Next is Kate's quilt - made of 2.5" strips - sorry Kate I cannot remember the name of the pattern! Kate had the quilting done in straight lines...looks fab
and then Chris' quilt - must have lost my notes as I cannot remember this pattern either!
and Alison's quilt called "Under & Over" from one of Kim Brackett's books; machine piece and machine quilted
and a final pic of the British Club with the quilts hanging in the background. Well done to the organising committee for a lovely lunch and show.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
and some of her Artist Trading Cards
Melissa has been working on these tiny blocks - about 3-4" square - for an online swap
The first one is "Frodo's Cottage"
and the second pic are the "Trojan Horses" complete with little flap which lifts up to reveal 2 tiny soldiers. The attention to detail is stunning - a real tail and mane - and we all wanted to be in the swap!
Kallie has finished her pinwheels top, which is going to be quilted for her friend's wedding shortly.
Elizabeth's block is made up of tiny hexagons and is part of a Block of the Month. There are a few of these BOMs in progress within the group - all a bit different and very exciting to see the progress.
Alison raided her stash for pink fabrics and put together this quilt using 2.5" strips for a new baby girl just born this week.
We all love new gadgets don't we? These are the latest cute and colourful clips just perfect for holding tiny hexagons together or stitching down your bindings
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Our group had four entries -
1. Vicki entered this gorgeous wall hanging in red fabrics which showcased her exquisite embroidery. She won Second Prize - congratulations Vicki!
2. Chris made this lovely quilt in turquoises, blues and greens
3. Kate's quilt is called Chain Link from a book 'Link to the 30's' - using bright, modern fabrics
4. Alison's quilt is called Under & Over from the book 'Scrap Basket Sensations' by Kim Brackett
5. The winner of our Raffle Quilt
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
It seems to have been a very long “Summer” – many of us away for extended trips and not a lot of photos taken.
Hopefully everyone is busily working on their Singapore Challenge quilts??
It was great to finally meet in our New Home! The Hollandse Club has generously let us have the use of a room and their wonderful facilities. I think everyone agrees it is an excellent venue, wonderful food, even childminding facilities! Happy Days!
This week we saw the finished quilt which Kirstyn has been working on for a while now
It is a beautiful mermaid and underwater theme for her daughter. I’m sure Scarlett loves it.
The only other photo of work in progress is from Elizabeth. She is doing a Block of the Month from Material Obsession in Sydney. In this block, the Aussie Coat of Arms has altered somewhat and now is a Kangaroo and Kiwi in authentic Black and White NZ fabrics. Love it.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I confess to losing these photos in amongst 100’s of others from various sources and have just re-discovered them. They were taken at a get-together in February. Many of us had been away for extended periods over Christmas/Summer/School Holidays and we hadn’t had many things to show
Christina had made a small Star in Red, White & Blue, which is going towards a project in the US for soldiers serving in conflicts.
Another one showing that we don’t just sit, chat, complain about the heat and drink coffee when we meet
Confession time…..I cannot remember who did this…hope someone can enlighten me (you all know my memory is shocking)
Lots of Quilt As You Go blocks for Flood Relief victims in Australia and earthquake victims in NZ, as well as some finished tops and quilts. It was a great way to use up lots of scraps and odd fabrics and do something useful at the same time.
Chris’s octagons which are looking fabulous too.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Debbie had just finished hand-piecing this quilt in a Beginner’s Class and is now hand-quilting it. It looks super!
Debbie has also finished the lovely baby quilt
and a close-up of the gorgeous applique bees and flowers
Kathy has been busy making a “Tortilla Warmer” – what a great idea
…and she has also made a cute baby quilt
Marianne has been busy hand-dying lots of lovely fabrics and making these wonderful fabric postcards
Some of our members have been making quilts for the Japan to help with the Tsunami Disaster, at one of our local quilt shops. These are two they helped quilt
…and a close-up of the machine-quilting by Sandra
As we hadn’t done a Show & Tell for a while, Elizabeth showed us her stunning hand-pieced quilt – a Karen Cunningham (from Australia) design. This one is quite breathtaking “in the flesh” and was way too big for any of us to hold up off the dirty floor!
and a couple of close-ups.
Elizabeth had the quilt machine-quilted in Oz by (I forget!)
Her fussy cutting was exquisite