Saturday, 24 October 2015

The Secret Is Out...

A couple of projects from Wednesday's meeting
Sue's Grand-daughter will be One soon and she has made this to decorate her bedroom.  
You may remember that Nesta had been given a large amount of fabric that her son had brought back from Burma and though the fabrics were so not her thing, the resultant quilt was magnificent!  It has been handed to a very please son and now graces his bed.

Well, said son was so thrilled with his new acquisition that on his last trip he returned with MORE fabrics for Mum!! 


An amount of head scratching has commenced as to what to make as Nesta won't be repeating another huge quilt. There is enough fabric to carpet her whole house here!!  She thinks maybe a wall-hanging?  Ideas are welcome from anyone!!

Oh - and the the SECRET.....

Some weeks ago the ladies suggested that as Hayley was to be married at the end of October, we should make a group quilt for her.  We chose her wedding colours (purple and orange) and each of us was issued with a square of orange and had to add our own purple and cream fabrics to make a Log Cabin Square.
Jackie the pieced the blocks together, and quilted and bound and the quilt was handed over to Hayley this week.

Label made by Elizabeth
rubbish photo by Lesley !
The quilt measures approx 50" x 60" so nice to snuggle up on the sofa with.

We had had inside information regarding the colours - our Ena is a stalwart in charge of the flowers in St Mary's church.
Ena could be accused of being better with flowers than she is with fabric - but I certainly would not be the one to say it!

and just a sneaky couple of pics of the day...

Mother of the Bride

the Happy Couple
Fabulous Bouquet too!

A Big Congratulations to Hayley and Andy 

See -- we are not all old ladies!

I wonder who will be next ......

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

We have recovered

from the activities over the Exhibition weekend.
Donations have been decided upon and some have already had their cheques, the rest to be delivered this week.

So Life is getting back to normal.
Wednesday evening saw some new projects on the go and some secret ones being completed.

Bernice is embroidering a lovely floral  piece

 Elizabeth is working on a quilt for a Charity that she supports
super hero fan
 Our newest member Emma has nearly finished her Hungry Caterpillar quilt
 And Ena is on another smocked bauble
with pretty beads
 Gill is making her husband a sweater (this has been on the cards for years!)
love Fishermans rib
 Jackie has begun a Log Cabin quilt
rich reds
Louise is still working on her Gardener's Journal blocks
And Maureen is making the most of a bit of crochet tuition
A Road Trip Shawl
Susan is working on a secret project so I can't say any more about this

Monday saw our All day session and this months project was a selection of Christmas decorations

Murial was tackling a Father Christmas
that will look like this
And another foundation pieced item - this time a Christmas tree
By far, the most popular project were the Tree Angels



this one just will not turn around so - tip your head!!
    But the Bells were also popular                              
and for this!
Some were happy just to chat and will catch up when they are at home
 We did stop for a spot of lunch
healthy choices

Lynda did not start the days items as she is on a mission to finish a quilt for her son for Christmas
Lovely French General fabric
Eileen was working on a new table runner

Jan is making a Celtic block

Jo has been making Mini Quilts with an on-line group she belongs to and has joined hers altogether to make a quilt for her Grand-Daughter. You can read more about this here

pic does not do this justice
And I will leave you to make just what you will of THIS!
But you can be sure it is MOST inappropriate!!