Carrum Downs Scquilters

Photo diary of the monthly meetings of Carrum Downs Scquilters (at the Carrum Downs Library/Community Centre) on the first Wednesday of each month. We are all members of the Australasian Quilting group Southern Cross Quilters. The Library/Community Centre is located on Lyrebird Crescent - just near the corner of Hall Road - Melway page 100 ref: H3 (see L for library at location. If you need more information e-mail me or phone 0417263958.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

We had another great meeting in March. Lots of lovely morning tea an a special birthday/ bon voyage cake for someone very special in our group. And Bugger! I have lost the photos of Ramona cutting her birthday/ happy round the world trip with her hubby cake. If anyone has photos of this historic moment, can you please e-mail them to me. Ramona looked fabulous (as always) and it was a very pretty rainbow cake!

Dianne G has sure caught the hexie bug!  These beauties have been produced in a very short time, with some pretty fussy cutting as well. Very nice.

Also from Dianne G is this free row of the month cross stitch. Don't you just love hte pattern and the lovely colours she has used? This mystery sampler can be found on-line and is from "Linen and Threads" in N.S.W.

Here is some beautiful shashiko work from Wyn. It is looking really marvelous and we look forward to more in April. NOW I know which project I will bring to the retreat and perhaps I might even do a stitch or two - we shall see.

Marilyn W's work in progress is this cute doggy coat for her even cuter little dog. Such beautiful knitting.

Marilyn has done this ab fab stitchery - from a Dijanne Cheval embroidery - pre stamped and hand dyed. Love the different stitching - it is so lovely.

I (Helen) am working on another pattern for Craftsy. To accompany my "Christmas Cats" mug rugs for the northern hemisphere, I have designed a happy and a grumpy "Christmas Cats Down Under" - hope to put in on Craftsy by mid April.

Lynne has finished a top - a lovely Gail Pan stitchery pattern combined with some sweet '20s fabrics. Love it!

Lynne was lucky enough to win this magnificent quilt at the Western port Quilters Show at Tyabb, Vic. They did have a great show too.

Cynthia (aka Madam Cyn) has been working on this cute "Teddy's Playhouse" quilt since her grandson (now 3) was born. She plans to present it to him at his 21st. Where have I heard that before?

However Madam Cyn has completed this fabulous quilt for the same Grandson. Just what every three year old needs.

This fabulous book is being made by Deidre and her mother for her nephew in Texas.The animals are attached with velcro, and as you can see - the barn doors open up. What a beautiful gift for a little boy. So much work (and love) has gone into this book, with still more to do. I am sure he will treasure it forever.

Deidre has also been working on Lucy Boston's "Places of the Cross". Just beautiful English paper piecing, with delightful fabrics and marvelous fussy cutting.

Kathy brought along her very first pieced quilt. A baby quilt. Beautifully put together with such lovely fabrics. Well done!

Jeanette brought along this beauty. The Melbourne CBD Scquilters group - many of whom come to Carrum Downs, have put this together for Soo, the manager of the cafe at Dymocks - where they stop for lunch each month (fourth Wednesday of each month). She has been so kind to them over the years that they decided to make this fun filled quilt for her new baby - it is absolutely perfect for a baby. There is just so much to look at. It was given to her this week - with a beautiful reaction from Soo.

This superb quilt was made by Bar, in classes at the Sewing Connection
in Pakenham. Taught by the owner Sue - a very talented woman, it gave owners of the new Bernina 7 million (or something like that!) a chance to try all their stitches. Each block is appliqued using a different stitch, and the result is just stunning. Bar, of course, has done her usual spectacular job - putting her own stamp on it.

Bev, always generous, has made these sweet panels into children's quilts for Ballarat community services. It is a great idea for any of us who have unused panels in our stashes, to make a quilt or two for our favourite charity. Well done Bev!

Jennifer has made these superb Mariners compass blocks  - appliqued onto hand dyed fabric. We looked forward to seeing more of what we know will eventually become an extraordinary quilt.

Also from Jennifer, this fabulous "Celtic dawning" quilt. Her design is superb as is her quilting. What a tremendous effort.

Simone has made this ab fab baby quilt from a Jennifer Kingwell pattern - a Wild Ride. A new baby is certainly a wild ride! You have done well grasshopper! Such a lovely combination of fabrics. A great idea for a scrap quilt - or two.

We wish Ramona well on her travels - we will miss you my dear Marona xxx

Our next get together will be on Wednesday 5th of April - from 10 - 2. BYO lunch and mug. Mrning tea provided.
And just a reminder that our May meeting will be our "Cuppa for Cancer" fundraiser - so start collecting items (wrapped) worth approx. $10 for our lucky dip, as well as anything you have for te trading table - all funds will go to Cancer research. Also for May, we will bring a small plate of something tasty to share for lunch.
See you on the 5th of April,
your roving reported,
Helen Evans
Devon Meadows, Vic

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