Sunday, July 24, 2016

Show n Tell July 2016

Here is the Show n Tell from our July meeting. It is a little late as I wanted to leave the videos about quilt binding at the top of the blog for a while. So if you are still looking for those videos they are on the next post down!

I missed taking photos of some quilts, and some photos just didn't come out clear (me moving my phone too fast, opps). But enjoy the photos that I did  take!

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This is a charity quilt made by club members. If you look hard you will see the rectangle pieced edges of the blocks circle around a central turquoise square.
This block was made using a 'partial seam' as I demonstrated at club last month.

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This quilt (pattern called Scrap Vomit) was made by Helen Barron.

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Leonie Wihongi so enjoyed making this quilt pattern, she made several versions.

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Cot quilt made By Kerinda Robb, quilted on the new Bernina Longarm Q24 at Bernina Northland.

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And finally my quilt also quilted on the new Q24 Longarm at Bernina Northland.

This was my first time quilting on the Q24 and I enjoyed it so much.
Sandy at Bernina Northland hires out the Q24 Longarm, for you to quilt your own quilts, so if you are interested in having a go, pop in and see her.
It's great fun and I know I will be quilting many more quilts on the Q24.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Joining Binding- like I did in the demo today at club.

Today at club I demo-ed Magic Binding and I said I would add these videos again to the blog.

Bookmark this post so you can come back to it next time you have a quilt to bind and you would like to use the methods I showed today.




This one shows the making of Magic Binding, but I'm not so keen on how Jenny joins her binding at the end (I've made too many mistakes cutting it first like she does)




This video shows the way I join the ends of my binding. I haven't made a mistake using this method, and I get to trim the ends after I am happy with my seam.

Good luck with your binding.

PS   remember you can click on the 'full screen' icon in the bottom right hand corner (once you have started the video) so the videos are easier to watch.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Show n Tell June 2016

Well, I think this is a first. There was one quilt hanging for Show n Tell at the June meeting!
I was expecting a few more as the Club hosted Susan Brubaker Knapp for a workshop in late May. But I suppose we will see the work from that class at our July meeting.
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Fiona Carter made this for one of her Grand Daughters, quilted by Wendy McGee.
This is a lovely panel and Fiona has added borders to make it a great size to snuggle under. I’m sure her Grand Daughter will love it.
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I have done a few Quilty things lately, will post about them soon, in the mean time….
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Hubby and I had a quick trip to Sydney, to catch up with our Eldest Son and his lovely Girlfriend.
We also enjoyed lots of Ferry and Train rides, as well as enjoying the Vivid Festival

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When I did come home I caught up on some of my sewing. Oscar helped by protecting my blocks from intruders (my Hubby!)

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Oscar enjoying his Mum being home again!
Hopefully I’ll have more quilt stuff to show you later in the week.
Bye for now.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Show n Tell May 2016


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Made by Rose Silvester at Tulis Retreat last year. Made for one of her daughters 50th Birthday.

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Baby I Spy Quilt made by Jean Nutter.

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'My Version of an Aussie Wagga', made by Lex Geange using wool, (sourced from her uncle who was a Tailor in Christchurch).

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Quilt made from a fabric swap on an Outback Tour to Cape York, by Lex Geange

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A quilt for Starship (childrens hospital) made from Elaine Healey's scraps by Kay O'Hagan.

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Elaine Healey's last quilt, finished by Shirley Julian, quilted by Marion Roke









































Double Wedding Ring made by Leonie Wihongi. Started 19 years ago, Leonie unpicked the top as she didn't like the background, and re made it!

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Pansy Quilt by Leonie Wihongi

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Heart quilt started with a few left over hearts. Made by Leonie Wihongi

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Baby quilt made for a Niece who has just had a baby boy. By Leonie Wihongi

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‘In the Steps of Hundertwasser' by Shirley Julian

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Quilt made by Willie Johnson, quilted by Leeanne Hopper

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3x Cushions made by Shelia Udjur from Kaffe Fassett's new book

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Made by Janet Greeks, a practice piece of 'Wild Quilting'

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Rusted silk and paper mixed media, by Petra Pilkington

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'Coppertone' made by Shirley Julian braided fabric and beading

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Orchards by Carmel Spray

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Wall hanging made by Carol Mayes

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