Sunday, June 13, 2010

June Show and Tell

I'll start off with the finished Mosaic wall hangings.

This is Bernice Spears, lovely blues with silver leaves and flowers.

Kath Hunt's with sequins beads and a beaded fringe.

And this one is made by Carmel Spray. Carmel made hers from the tutorial on the blog, using the fabric and beads she won in last months raffle. I'm especially pleased to see it, as it means my instructions where clear! I also put together the raffle prize of fabric and beads she won last month!

If you want to have a go at making your own here's the link to the tutorial.

Marie Finegan made this queen size quilt for her daughter & son in law, using a black and white jelly roll. It was started in a jelly roll class at the last Symposium. It has been beautifully machine quilted by John Nielsen of 'Quilt Fairies' at Baylys Beach. Below is a close up, so you can see block design. The red sets it off nicely.

Lynne Wilson has been working hard at reducing her UFO pile. The next few items are hers.

Twisted Log cabin, started at Palmerston North Symposium (2007)

Quilt made for Lynne's Niece's baby Kael. The family is Rugby crazy so Lynne thought this fabric was perfect. Close up below so you can see the Kiwi's playing Rugby.

This was a row by row quilt made by Lynne's satellite group 'The Remnants'. Each member added a row. Lynne wanted it for a grandchild so the group came up with this counting theme.

These are close ups of two blocks from Lynne's wall hanging called 'Life's Little Luxuries'. Unfortunately the photo I took of the whole quilt was very blurry, so I only have these to show you all. The hand stitching is wonderful and this is the first time Lynne has done silk ribbon embroidery. Other blocks had shoes, perfume, chocolates you know all the essentials really. So I don't understand the tile of quilt at all! ;-)

And finally I think this is the last item by Lynne! This is a bag that has been sitting in the UFO pile for a long time. All ready to use for classes, or retreats now. Gee Lynne is there anything in the UFO pile anymore? (I'm just jealous as my pile is too big)

These Puzzle Blocks were made by Barbara Storey. This is the second set she has made since Lynne Wilson taught her how. The first set went to the grandkids, but this one is staying with Barbara. She said they are a lot of fun to make, and people of all ages love playing with them.

This quilt was made by Helen Barron for Middlemore Hospital. I like how she has added different borders of teddy's and stars. Helen makes a lot of charity quilts. Do you remember the cute piggy quilt she made for Hospice?

Shelia Ujdur made this wall hanging for her grandson. He's dinosaur crazy so will love it. Isn't it funny how boys go through a dinosaur stage? I remember both of my Son's loving them. I think it's because dinosaurs are so big, and the kids feel so clever being able to say the long names! Below is a close up so you can see the fabric.

Carmel Spray made this Hibiscus Flower wall hanging and mounted it on a canvas block her daughter gave her. This is a really nice way to finish a wall hanging.

Carmel's also made this cushion from a pack of 5 inch squares. Very nicely hand quilted too.

Margie Descroizilles made this bag from water proof fabric she bought from Mary Metcalf (Kiwiquilts). Its a great NZ print of Tui's and Flax flowers.

Marion Roke bought this panel when she was in the UK to make a quilt for her grandson. When she returned home she found the same fabric in our local Spotlight store! But it was good because then she could buy the matching green spot fabric for borders, and a co-ordinating print for the backing. Close up below, I really like this panel. Is retro and modern at the same time.

Lex Geange won the kit to make this bag in a club raffle earlier this year. It has made up lovely. The kit was from The Country Yard.

Another by Lex this was made using a stain glass/reverse applique technique. Pattern from Gail Lawther's book 'Glimpses of New Zealand'.

And I think that's all. What a marathon post!


  1. What make your group beautiful quilts. I like the mosaic and the black and white, but I like them all.
    Greatings from the Netherlands.

  2. some beautiful work!
    Bernice did a great job of the Mosaic.
    The Black n white quilt is an eye catcher.
    Thanks for sharing Leeann.

  3. Wow, heaps of photos of all that beautiful work. Really nice to see and read about them. Thanks a lot.

  4. Sorry I missed the last meeting, but its great to be able to see all the wonderful work produced by our members Thanks Leeann =)


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