Monday, December 12, 2011

December - Singapore Quilters Challenge

Goodness where has the year gone?? Here are some photos of the recent show and lunch for Singapore Quilters and the Challenge - which was to use strips from a Jelly Roll or otherwise, no wider than 2.5". There was a great variety of styles and colours.

*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

Our Raffle Quilt Winner

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

November 2011

Just some random photos from our get together this week....and to show we do sometimes do more than chat and eat!

Marianne's Frog Mini Quilt - great free motion quilting - you wouldn't believe she is a 'beginner'!!

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

Singapore Quilters Challenge

This year the theme was 'Strip Tease' - we had to use a jelly roll or other strips no wider than 2.5". There was an amazing variety of quilts on display.

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

Raffle quilt 2011

A 'GFC' quilt - we raided our stashes for this one - it has a bit of everything and using a grey solid to keep it together, we made a Disappearing Nine Patch pattern. Beautifully quilted by Wendy @ Honey Pot Quilting, Mandurang Victoria.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Finally….an Update & a New Home

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

…and a few more Show & Tell

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.

See Jan’s Blogs Sew Many Quilts and Oz Comfort Quilts for more information


Chris’s octagons which are looking fabulous too.

Friday, April 29, 2011

April Show & Tell

Debbie First Quilt Class

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

Debbie Close Up

and a close-up of the gorgeous applique bees and flowers

Kathy Tortilla warmer

Kathy has been busy making a “Tortilla Warmer” – what a great idea

Kathy Baby Quilt

…and she has also made a cute baby quilt

Marianne Textile Art Postcards

Marianne has been busy hand-dying lots of lovely fabrics and making these wonderful fabric postcards

Charity Quilts Japan

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

Quilts Japan

…and a close-up of the machine-quilting by Sandra

Elizabeth Quilt

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