Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sew the Scraps

A long while ago I was given some scrap fabric. Included in it were lots of pre-cut squares of various sizes. It took me ages to sort through all the scraps and I collected together all the squares of the same size. I started with the 1 1/2" cut squares and made this scrappy star quilt. The top sat around for ages and I finally got it quilted. No, it didn't use up all the squares and yes, I still have all the 2", the  2 1/2", the 3" the 3 1/2", the 4" and the 4 1/2" squares to go. I could be sewing for a while :-)
This quilt will be a donation quilt the next time our club does community quilts.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

We went Retreating

I didn't get around to posting about our annual retreat at Parklee earlier this year. We go for the last weekend in September and this year it was during the rugby world cup. On Saturday evening the sewing room was mostly deserted for the duration of the game. Let it be known that I am not a rugby fan and I was not going to waste valuable sewing time for sitting in front of the TV. Carey, Donna, Frances and I stayed true to the quilting calling and listened to the radio commentary while we stitched.Well it proved to be a very entertaining experience after a fab roast dinner washed down with a glass of wine or two, especially when the commentators were talking about heads being stuck between other players thighs!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Yesterday we had our last club meeting for the year. It was a great day with everyone chatting away, and having a great time. There was lots of show and tell and we finished the afternoon with a very yummy afternoon tea, strawberries, meringues and whipped cream and lots of other goodies that everyone brought to share.

Joy presented me with a bag of threads and asked if I could use them. She was having a clear out. They are mostly rayons and mostly are multi-coloured. That suit me just fine as I will use them on my crumb quilts. I love how they are reflected in the table top. Could be a quilt idea there :-)