Saturday, September 30, 2017

OPAM for September.....

It's time again to post my finishes for September thanks to the lovely Peg and Kris for keeping me on track each month...

This month I finished a long standing UFO you can see HERE and I made a quilt for "Charlie"



My friend kindly gave me the perfect colour ( Chartreuse ) to use to make Black and White disappearing nine patch quilt for my car..

















Even quilted funny little cars in the Chartreuse squares...


Wanted to try use up my B/Ws out of my stash but there's still more..



oh! I also fixed these blocks last night.....








Must away and make a cuppa..

Happy Stitching,

Hugz  Maria :)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The week that was...

Last Wednesday and Thursday I attended a work shop in Geraldton with Helen Stubbings  from HugsnKisses .. We spend two lovely relaxing days ,



Amazing views and we kept watch for any passing whales ,but no luck....
















The first day Helen showed us how to work with colour pencils ,





Maybe one day mine MAY get finished and look a little like this....

Day two was a sit and stitch day, oh! also chatting and eating..



Was sew nice to met Helen  and learn some new techniques....... 










Hubby had been away on a bush camping trip and on his return I washed his favorite dusty old quilt which I thought should be binned BUT he insisted I could mend it for him......







Took some time sorting through my stash and pinning on all the patches. Needed some big ones to cover the holes but when I finished sewing them on Hubby was pleased..





I've also made a few "Doggy Blocks" to send to Karen from KaHolly who is collecting them to help folk from Hurricane Harvey



You can read about it at Karen's Blog HERE.. I will be making a few more...


Also made my 6 blocks for Fat Quarter Shop  Quilt-Along..












but as I sewed till 1am to finish them I realised when I took the photo only two were sewn together correctly... Guess I need to do some ripping...         GRRRRRRR!!!!!!










Happy Stitching

Maria :)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

New SAL

I just can't help joining in for a SAL or BOM . When I saw that Melissa from Happy Quilting  start
the Round About Quilt Along  I had to join in....

It started on Aug 30th but I'm sure you can still join in.  We were given the cutting instructions on Sept 13th and the next step is on Sept 27th.  Sew Melissa gives us plenty of time to do each step.


Here are all my fabrics cut ready ......



I'm doing the 3 X 4 in six colours. Sew two sets of each ......  Hope it will be a lovely bright kids quilt.

Thanks Melissa for another fun free SAL..

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fun Weekend....

I had a fun weekend sewing.. Starting with  FNSI with Wendy  and you can see what I did in my previous post but then spending a whole weekend at our "Stay at Home Retreat"...

We are sew lucky to be able to hire the Seniors hall for our workshops etc which gives us lots of space and all the facilities we need..

After setting up, making a cuppa and chatting I got to work on this...




















It took most of the weekend but I'm pleased to say after several hiccups the flimsy is finished....






Measures  64" X 80"   a very pretty community quilt. It's amazing how a pattern looks out two different fabrics..   You can see the other one I make  HERE..


Some of the ladies busy working  .....




Look at this intricate work......
















oh ! lots of  paper piecing .......








beautiful hand embroidery


sorry thought I took more photos but I was just keep sew busy .  Happy to say that I did manage to work on this project before going home...


Thanks to everybody for a fabulous weekend.....

Must away now and do some unpacking and organising in the Cave .  Going to a Two Day workshop in Geraldton on  Wed /Thurs  with Helen Stubbings.... Now exciting.......

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)





























Saturday, September 16, 2017

FNSI

Just a quick post to show you that I got the binding put on for  FNSI .......




Finally finished and I still don't like it but someone will... :)
  
Thank you Wendy for organising our sewing night....

Must rush now and get back to the Retreat .. 
It's fresh scones, jam and cream for morning tea....


Happy Stitching...

Hugz Maria :)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Don't forget it's FNSI

I'm getting an early start to FNSI because I'm not only sewing along with Wendy and all my lovely online friends, it's our "Stay At Home Retreat".....

Our Patch Group hire a hall locally from Friday to Sunday... We get to sit and stitch all day because we hire a fantastic lady to cater for us.... Morning tea, lunch afternoon tea and dinner BUT we go home each night to sleep in our own beds....Back again after brekky..   How good is that...

I'm all packed ready to go.....





sew don't forget to sign up for FNSI HERE .. Will post and visit you when I can.....

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Ugly......PPPP

In March we attended Lynette Anderson Workshop and were asked if we'd like to make a Pincushion to swap with other ladies...

I spent hours sewing the Hexies and the idea was to have a beautiful big hexagon pincushion with the stitchery we were sent....

Even though I stuffed and re stuffed my pincushion several times I couldn't get it to look right...




I hurriedly made a simple square one for the swap.
Here are all the beautiful ones others made and you can see the one my DD made which I was lucky to receive in the swap....


thank you Ida and Sis for organising the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade  for the third year...

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

PPPP

I have joined Ida and her Sis again this year for  "The Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade" ..

This year I only added three new ones.

First is one my DD made,  


  I love it and it's the perfect size to pop in my basket when I go to Patch instead of my dear Old Turtle..



Next is a cute little one my friend has given to me...


I thought it looked great next to GGD's Lego..
 

 Many many years ago I painted this little clog and thought it would make a sweet pincushion for this years parade....

  
If you would like to see my other pincushions from last year you can view them HERE

Thank you Ladies for organising the PPPP again this year... It's always fun !!!

I am going to pop over to your Blog to see all the lovely PPPP others have entered...



Happy stitching
Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

FnwFs

Last night I joined  Cheryll  and 30 other lovely ladies for FnwFs...

Firstly I made some signature blocks for Aussie Hero's...



and then I started to play with these























 

for hours and hours ...Just keep shifting the blocks, can't seam to find a lay out I like. 

I decided to have some fun and sew something else...  
and look what happened. Grrrrrr!!  














Upside down....



some reverse sewing and all fixed and I think he's cute !!



Then it was nearly 1am sew went to bed...

I'll  Play with THOSE blocks again tonight when I join the ladies on the other side .

Happy Stitching,

Hugz Maria :)