Friday, February 26, 2016

A New Project.

My first love is Appliqué, Needleturn....so I couldn't go past this New Project by Susan Smith of Patchwork on Central Park or @notjustahuzwife on Instagram...love the name of this new quilt.

The Rowdy Flat Library Quilt.

 

There is a group on Facebook that you can join and follow, email Susan for this BOM.

Have a good Weekend.

Cheers

Maree

Sunday, February 21, 2016

What a Great Workshop.

What a Great Weekend we had with the Delightful Gail Pan.

We were All so Grateful for Her Time too Each of Us Sharing her Knowledge Tips & Tricks...I've Certainly learned a better way with some of my stitching, for that I'm feeling so much Better with my Work.

I'm pleased too say I've formed New Friendships and it was lovely too catch up with some from previous times...

Kelly.Norreen.Sandi.Teresa.Maree.Karen.Jeanette.Jenny.
Lyn.Alison.Merina.Lyn.De.Lynda.
Karen.Helen.Gail.Lyn.Noela.
Gail had Beautiful Sample Displays of her Work.
Our Appliqué Kit for Saturday & Name Tag.
I lamenated pages from Daphne's Diary Magazines and sewn them into
an Envelope.
More Beautiful Samples of Gail's Work and our Shop.
Our Stitchery Kit for Sunday.
I made the Ladies a Pocket Bag using some Liberty Fabrics for the
Hexie Flowers on the front and little Pentagons on the ties.it also had a small
Tin holding all the small items needed too embellish our project.
The pattern for the bag is from Lisa at: "a spoonful of sugar"
 
Our Project from Yestersay, Gail designed this Especially for us.
Gail with part of her gift from Me for coming, hence too say she was Very Happy with her New Dillybag. This is a pattern from Judy Newman her blog is : "a very fine house" the pattern is called Judy's Dillybag you can purchase the pattern from her blog.

Gail and Myself.
16 Stitcheries started looking forward too seeing them all finished.

Gail will be returning in 2018. Keep an eye out the workshop blog.

We might be able too too twist her arm for an extra day...I don't think I'll have any trouble lol....

I am taking names NOW for our one day Stitchery Workshop with

NATALIE BIRD Sunday 1st MAY ....AND

for our 2/3 day workshop with JUDY NEWMAN from Melbourne...

You can choose either 2 or 3 days, all the info is on the blog....numbers are limited for this class, it will entail Hand Appliqué and EEP.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Maree

Monday, February 15, 2016

Adding a Basket too Hare Race.

I've decided too not go with the Norm on this quilt for the Centre, the norm is a Vase with Flowers, I've opted for a Basket!

 

Have a Good Day.

Maree

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Splendid Sampler.

 

Well today's the day we've been waiting for.

The Splendid Sampler a year long QAL derived by Pat Sloan from the US and QuiltJane from Brisbane. 80 designers have contributed to this Sampler Quilt. 2 blocks a week will be released...

I'll be downloading the blockes each month and will plodder along at my own merry pace, there are no rules too say you need too keep up or there is No Winner for being the first too complete, there may be blocks I don't like or think they are too difficult too attack at this time, there's always later we have a whole year, some have already picked fabrics well of course not me, I want too see the first few blocks first too see what I have in mind will work !

Have you joined, they are on FB or this is their Website.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Maree

 

Dream Weaver by Amy Butler.

 

This bundle has been a long time coming, purchased through Cotton-Factory in Victoria ...

These will be kept for my Next Marg Sampson George Quilt ....

Cheers

Maree

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Catching up on Hare Race.

Now that all my current secret sewing is up too date I've been able too get back too one of my projects Hare Race, pattern by Marg Sampson George

Started the tear drops in the centre then I was keen too see how the Crown would look, the thing I love about Marg's teachings is for you too do want you want, the Freedom too just go with it, she gives you permission too do just that with her patterns. I've already put my stamp on the corners by adding Bunnies, plans to add other things as I go, Never been one too follow a pattern from start to finish, even if it's just a different border.

Thanks for stopping by

Maree

 

 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Update: Judy Newman Workshop.

There will be an Extra Day...

I've been lucky that Judy Newman is able too come for an Extra Day for the Workshop we have booked.

Now it will be....JULY 15th, 16th & 17th... Friday Saturday & Sunday.

If you have been thinking of coming too See Judy it's not too Early too out your Name Down.

Spaces are Limited.

All the details of Venue etc are on the Workshop Blog. Link in the sidebar.

I'm really looking forward too having Judy here, I'll be meeting Judy in April when I go too Melbourne and lucky enough too be in one of her classes...

Cheers

NMaree

( appliqué by Judy Newman)



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Podcast. My new toy.

I wrote on Instagram this morning my new Toy! so too speak. With not much on telly towards the end of January I turned too listening while I stitched into the wee hours of the morning after my late shifts during the week.

Now Mia Freedman as some of you might know was a young Potty Mouth Journalist for Dolly Magazine way back when!! I was a bit reluctant too listen too her Interviews when I came across this Podcast, of which she has a Women's Network now know as The Mummamia Women's Network, here are also other Ladies who interview very well...most of the interviews are Ladies that are known in TV, Writing, Journalist, Charities etc. something I Do Enjoy listening too more so than Reading, which is another story!

This one above is Great, the questions asked are of there Daily Routine, Family Bla Bla Blah...it's Amazing how much sewing I'm getting done when I can just sit and Listen!

Look them up on Google / ITunes the're Free.

Thanks for stopping by

Maree

Quilty 365. Circles

www.quiltyfolk.blogspot.com.au
Well like most people it's taken time too get back into blogging.

I've been working on Secret Sewing for our upcoming Gail Pan Workshop at the end of the month...but I did join in With a new SAL called Quilty 365. One Circle a Day! 4.5in square Needleturn Circle 2.5in.

I joined in with a couple of Instagram Friends...So far I've kept up.

 
 
Next week I'm adding Spots. I've used only Liberty fabrics so far but will be adding others...

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Maree