Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday September 8th….

Just a couple of starters for “Show and Tell” today….. first up is Beryl’s “Blackbird Pie” quilt that she made with fussy-cut I-spy fabrics…


Then Ann’s “Dollar Block” sampler that’s going together “on point”….


And Elaine’s mystery with a few more rows….


Tuesday September 1st…..

Today was “Dollar Block” day and we made “Gentleman’s Fancy” blocks.  As Janette has a significant birthday later this month, we all made her a block in orange (her favourite colour), purple and green.  Some of them are here…..


There was lots for “Show and Tell” today….. first is Effie’s top that’s now got its borders.


Elaine had a strip set left over from her Bargello Heart, so we used it to extend the pattern…..


Lorraine brought in a top that she’s been working on with beautiful stitcheries.  The surrounding piecing has all come from her birthday fat quarters from last year making it an extra special quilt.


Some of August’s mystery quilts have started to come in.  The first is Pam’s…..


And Elaine’s…..


And Lorraine’s ….still looking pretty mysterious!!!!!!!!



In August our “Dollar Block” was “Illinois” with some of the blocks made shown below.


We made some Bargello Hearts.  The first is Elaine’s……


Then Ann’s…….


And Carol’s…..


Thursday, September 24, 2009


July’s sample block was “Noon and Light”.  Here are some of the blocks we made…..


This is Effie’s quilt based on some feature squares cut from a panel fabric that came in recently.


Rhonda was in with her french braid top coming together.


Di and Janette brought their Mariner’s Compass works-in-progress in…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Rest of June


The last part of June brought Lessa Siegele to Bell all the way from Adelaide via Brisbane (and Inala after I missed an exit on the chook’s breakfast that used to be the Ipswich motorway!).

She’s a wonderful tutor and we had a class of 20 learning her Mariner’s Compass techniques over two days on June 20 and 21.


The weekend didn’t start too well……I tried a new recipe from my friend Julie….her no-fail Lemon Syrup Cake that’s to die for… didn’t come close to fitting in the tin….picture below for your amusement!  The shop just filled with smoke……but all was ok in the end.


Lessa brought lots of her beautiful quilts to inspire us…a few pictures to give you an idea…..

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“Show and Tell” the next week brought some interesting works in progress…..I’m sorry I no longer remember who owns what, but the pictures tell the story…..

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Other things in for “Show and Tell” on the 23rd included :

Effie’s horse quilt…..


Ann’s “Blackbird Pie” quilt….


And Ruth’s nifty table runner made with Drunkard’s Path blocks and Four Patches…….




Monday, September 21, 2009

Tuesday June 9th

We’re running a bit behind with the blog, but here goes an attempt to catch up….one week at a time…..

First are the “Blackford’s Beauty” blocks that we made for Pam’s birthday………


Then Jan’s Noah’s Ark for her first grand-child due later this year….


Some more “Blackford’s Beauty” blocks….some were made @ 24” square and made beautiful Premi Quilts for St Vinnies Hospital in Toowoomba.P6090652 P6090653 P6090654 P6090655 P6090656 P6090658