Thursday, May 21, 2015

Some of My Sewing

I have been making these nine patch blocks for a while, I sewed them all together the other day, but I'm thinking of sewing a couple more rows to make it bigger

When I was in Bernina a few weeks ago I picked up some background fabric squares to make 'house blocks' for a Hospice fundraiser quilt. Here's what I did with my two backgrounds.

A made a little Wharenui, using some fussy cut fabric.

And a little red brick Dunny! 

I hope they are not too Outside the Square :-)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May Club Meeting

The Club Meeting was a bit different this month, we had an Open Day.
Several members demonstrated different things from free motion quilting to hand piecing and lots in between. 
This little girl was very interested in Lynne's thread painted work.
I think she won the special raffle for visitors, (a basket of sewing supplies and fabric), so we may get a new quilter :-) 

We also had Leeanne Hopper professional machine quilter (Quiltmekiwi) as our guest speaker. 
She bought a lot of show n tell of quilts see had quilted to share. 
She spoke about how she started quilting for others, as a means to feed her own quilting hobby!
Her tips were practical ones of stitching in the ditch first, and of course practice. 

After she spoke we all had a closer look at her beautiful quilting.
 (Leeanne is in the centre with rainbow top) 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Show n Tell April 2015

Well it's nearly May, so I thought I better post the April Show n Tell! 
It was our first meeting at the new venue, so things were a bit crowded, and I managed to miss taking photos of several things. Sorry about that but here's the items I did photograph.

Dawn Dahlberg made these lovely dolls for her twin Grand Daughters.

Jane Robinson made this quilt using a pattern by Jacqui Karl, 
which she then added more blocks to make a larger quilt. 

Maureen Gray started this bag before she broke her arm, 
and finished it after the plaster came off. Glad your arm is better now Maureen.

Hexagonal table mat and 'Dunny' embroidery made by Ann Field 

Table runners, Shasiko (brown) made by Pauline Schon, started in a class on Norfolk Island.
 And the blue one made by Gaylyn Barclay in a class with Diane Fussell.

Made by Dawn Dahlberg for her youngest Grand Daughter. Pattern from the Apple Basket.

Crazy quilt made by Chris Cook following a class at The Country Yard. 
She has included her Mothers embroideries and Grand Mothers tatting.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Venue and Shown n Tell from March 2015

Due to the Maunu School Hall under going major repair work, the Quilt Club will be meeting for the next few months at the Northland Vintage Car Club Rooms at Heritage Park (see map below)
Heritage Park is on SH 14 opposite Austin Rd, so just across the road from the school really, not too hard to find.
I’ve just realised that I forgot to post the Show n Tell from March so here it is, better late than never!
Diary Cover made by Terri Mills. Gelli plate print, hand and machine embroidered.
Hand painted paper on canvas, with beading and embroidery by Terri Mills.
‘Memories of Thailand’ by Jenny Gough, using menus, tickets, maps & pamphlet's collected on her trip.
Wall hanging by Patricia Smith, made in class with Rosalie Dace. (Inspired by a Canna Lily)
Sample work from class with Rosealie Dace made by Lynne O’Donnell. (based on Sand Dunes)
First wall hanging made by Kim Bodman. Kim thanks Sonya for teaching her and Jean for her assistance.
‘Suburbia’ by Robin Halverson original design inspired by real estate advert.
Made by Helen Barron. Helen says the purpose of this quilt was to keep her sane in January, and to use up more scraps!
Made by Helen Barron. Patterns for blocks from Victoria Finlay Wolfe’s blog, the setting is Helen’s design. close up of one block below.
Made by Jean Nutter for her grand daughter, using all of her girly fabrics. Close up below.ATT_1428545156541_image

Made by Kay O’Hagan. Dresden Plate Quilt started in 2005, it was hand pieced while travelling around Europe. Put aside for a while but now completed. Close up of one of the Dresden’s below.
Okay That’s it for now, see you at the Meeting on Saturday, don’t forget the New Venue!


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