Firstly apologies for the extreme lateness of this report – Christmas festivities seem to have started already and your roving reporter has been roving or rather not roving at all - a tad too much!
That said, I cannot believe that it is our Christmas do next month, so don’t forget to bring a SMALL plate of food for lunch, a Kris Kringle gift – either hand made or to the value of $15 and for those doing the the Bedford Mystery Quilt in May 2012 the final payment needs to be made.
This beautiful sewing bag was made by “perfect” Pam – she who never sleeps! So pretty.
Sandra has Gail Pan’s Christmas quilt all ready for quilting – we all agreed that it is a great quilt that can be displayed all year round.
And speaking of Gayle Pan – here is Ramona’s spring version of Gail’s pattern “Winter Bloom”. So lovely.
Virginia has been a very busy bee – making the above beautiful items, including the Breadfruit” wall hanging and the beautiful quilt made from a kit of Leesa Chandler’s using her gorgeous Aussie fabrics.
Julie made this cute Suffolk puff bottles bag – the pattern came with the puff maker! What a great idea!
Our bag lady Bar has made yet more great bags – the one with grommets is a back pack for her grand daughter. She has also succumbed – beautifully – to the 1600 quilt craze and has produced yet another quilt top with 2 1/2” strips.
Bronwyn very kindly donated both these lovely quilts to Australian troops who have been hospitalized in Germany as a result of the war in Iraq/Afghanistan. The second is a very cleverly done disappearing 9-patch – amazing!
This is a beautiful quilt that Jennifer has made for a charity auction for a young boy who is unable to eat and needs surgery overseas. Love the colours.
Bronwyn yet again – this amazing quilt was made using the challenge fabric for the Bendigo retreat committee – yes still have “meetings” and in fact are getting ready for 2013! All the coloured squares are from the same fabric – a great choice (by moi, by the way). I think you win Bronwyn!
Laurel made this lovely quilt for her new about to be born grandchild – congratulations! She has also been busy stuffing green gnomes – as you do – for another grandchild’s kinder group.
Deidre finished off last month’s beautiful Australian themed long stitch – so pretty! And don’t forget that she would love some of the fabric sanitary pads that she showed us on last month’s blog – look in the files section of the Scquilters or Scquilters Carrum Downs Yahoo page – any queries, please e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dianne has gone through some very tough times – and her lovely Friday group made this beautiful quilt and matching cushion for her – to show how much they care. Quilters are wonderful aren’t they?
Dianne (yes we have a lot of Dianne’s – all of them lovely) and her Church group have been making lots of Christmas goodies for their street stall – which was wonderful, by the way – here are a couple of very cute Santas!
Frances made these absolutely fabulous quilts – the first two from a pattern from Helen Godden – which was featured in Quilters’ Companion with DVD as well – and what a wonderful first attempt at machine quilting. Her third quilt “Footprints in the Sand” is her own creation from the book “Instant Bargello”. This is wonderful – the photo doesn’t do it justice – if you click on it and enlarge it you will get a better view of it. I immediately ordered the book and now I need to go through my Quilters’ Companion issues to find the beautiful applique pattern!
This pretty luggage tag was bought for me by the neighbour Lovely Liza in Sydney – not sure where, but very impressive!
Another one where the photos don’t do justice – I borrowed this quilt from my dear friend Belinda – she bought the exquisite Japanese fabrics from the quilt shop on Phillip Island for this”Trip around the world” quilt. Because Belinda is such a nice person I will give it back to her – she is the one responsible for the neatness of “The Great Wall of Fabric” in my shed as well as all the general tidying up – a great friend!
Last of all, I found my first attempt at foundation piecing while going through Mum’s things – I made it for her for Mothers’ Day 1997! Although the binding is a tad dodgy, I still love it!
And lastly here are a couple of the drainage bags we will be making to assist men with their treatment. We will have a special day set aside next year to make these bags – Wyn has drawn up a pattern and I will test drive it over Christmas – after that it will be available for all.
And that’s all for November – see you on Wednesday the 7th of December for our usual Christmas festivities.