Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hoffman Challenge

Northland Sewing Centre (Bernina, John St, Whangarei) have the Hoffman Challenge on display until the 4th of August.

I visited the display last week and took a few photos of my favourites. There are many more quilts on display, so if you are in town make sure you pop in and have a look at them.


I loved this entry (well I am a school librarian in my other life). I remember having this book in the school library, but it died after having a hard life (popular books do). I must order a new one when I go back to work.


There's a really cool ipad app of the Animalia book, (video below). I think this would be a real winner with young children.

Back to Quilts........There were a few entries made from hexagons,
I loved the 'be-jewelling' on this entry. There was just the right amount of sparkle without being OTT.



Hexagons again, I loved how the petals have been fussy cut. Just beautiful.


And talking about fussy cutting.... this is amazing!


These are just a few of the entries that are on display, so make sure you check them out.
They are on display until the 4th of August.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Show n Tell July 2014

We had a smaller than normal turn out last Saturday (because of roads still being closed from flooding), but there were still some lovely Show n Tell to share.

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Garden Beauty by Lex Geange.

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Wedding quilt made by Sandy Robinson for her eldest Son.

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Jean Nutter said she got this patten years ago and wanted some hand stitching, so decided it would be a good project to hand applique. Her grand daughter  has 'bagged' it for her new home.

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Close ups from Jean's quilt.
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Another quilt by Jean Nutter, to use up more scraps.

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Jill Reay made this hexagon quilt for a friend, and it is also the sample for a club class coming up.

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Noeline Cresswell made this in the recent "Disappearing Nine Patch" class.

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And this is Noeline's quilt from the "Jelly Roll Race" class.

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Yvonne Davies has started making quilts for her great nieces and nephews. This one is for Mia.
Yvonne said when she started this major project there were 13 nieces and nephews, now there are 15!

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Jenny Gough made this lovely bag using fabric and a pattern, she bought on holiday a few years ago in the USA

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Jenny Gough has made this quilt for her grand daughters wedding in November. Jenny said her grand daughter is an old fashioned girl so she would love this heritage style.

The sun was shining through this quilt when the photos were taken, so I'm sorry the detail doesn't show as well as I'd like. But it was amazing, very subtle colours and lovely hand stitching. 

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Close ups of a couple of blocks.
Above- There were a few photo's in the quilt (I'm guessing this is the Bride's parents)
Below- Another block using Doilies
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This is a goodwill quilt pieced from the blocks donated to club last month. Well done everyone who made blocks.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Show n Tell June 2014

Here's only a few photos from last weeks Show n Tell.
Unfortunately I managed to delete several photos off my camera before I had copied them to my computer!

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NZ Native Clematis Woven Bag made by Pamela Danher at the Braided Ribbons Symposium earlier this year. The tutor was Jane Rixon.

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Place Mat & Coaster (one of a set of ten) made by Marion Platt.

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Kath Graham made this 'tape measure bag' (uses a metal tape measure as a snap fastener) recently in a class taken by Janet Greeks

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Table Topper made by Marion Platt.

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Auckland Scenes made by Pauline Schon.

Sorry to everyone whose photos I managed to delete. Since this post is so short here's a few interesting photos I took the next day at the Hikurangi Swamp, just north of Whangarei.
The Swamp recently flooded causing spiders to make a new home on the higher ground. It was a very impressive sight.  

Yes those black dots are hundreds on little spiders.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Normal Transmission will resume soon...

Not to worry, I'll be back to blogging soon-ish.

I've had a busy few weeks away in Levin, as my Mum has moved into a Resthome.
There was a lot to do, clearing the contents of her home, doing necessary repairs, cleaning etc before the house could be placed on the market.
Mum has settled into life at the Resthome, and I think is enjoying the company of the other residents and staff. (Not that she will admit it!)

I'm back home now so life is getting back to normal, if there is ever such a thing! When I catch up with all the things that need doing around here, I hope to have some time to do some sewing. Then I'll have something to blog about too!


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