For our something spotty FHFS I made a Sue Daley bag and a small zip pouch which I sent to my lovely swap partner Cheryll along with some little extras. Thanks Shez and Peg for organising this lovely group of friends and all the fun swaps.
This wall hanging combines simple embroidery stitches, needleturn applique and a little patchwork. Five rows also feature semi-detached applique, created with double-sided fabric shapes attached with stitchery. These flowers and leaves sit up a little from the background, adding dimension to the design. 31 x49"
Shelley, Debbie and myself left Phillip Island early Saturday morning and headed to Monbulk for a stitching day. The day was organised by Lisa of Fig'n'Berry Creations, Marg Low and Karen from Mrs Martins were also there.
I did manage to surprise Shez,I knew she was going but she didn't know I was going to be there.
We had a wonderful day...lots of delicious food,cakes,goodie bags,laughter and best of all being surprised to see Sue,Tracee, Marg,Tania and the ladies from Gisborne.
FNSI another fun evening spent with all my lovely friends, thanks Wendy for hosting another great night. I began Hannah's Garden -One Day in May Creations by Melissa Grant, several months ago with a few friends. I decided to go with the same or very similar fabrics to the original as that was one of the things that drew me to the design which by the way I think is absolutely gorgeous. The first panel.......Birds in the treetops, appliqué birds and leaves combined with embroidery and semi-detached flowers.
Confetti design by Irene Blanck. I finally made a decision to machine quilt Confetti myself and this is what I ended up with. I'm very happy with the quilting especially the borders. In the photo you can't really see the full effect the cable has on the quilt, but it does frame it beautifully and highlights the flowers and especially the vase section.
Yesterday I went to the Melbourne craft and quilt fair at Melbourne Exhibition Centre with my lovely friends Shelly and Lyn. We had a great time catching up and looking at all the new fabrics,quilts etc on display. We stopped for a quick break and as I was walking back to our table with my coffee who should spot me but Sue from Kiwi kids well that made my day it was absolutely fabulous to catch. Then after another couple of aisles I spotted Sue having a coffee with Marg more hugs.....wow...how great was that.
As you all know I have completed a couple of projects and also started a few new ones to keep me busy ( Happy hehe..).I really had no intention of purchasing anything new but when my eyes spotted Sarah's Sampler Quilt displayed in all her glory I knew I had to buy her. Shelly had the same thought and we both went straight over to Marg Low's stand to feast our eyes. The rest is history hehe...........
Friday afternoons I go to my sewing group at Sewn and Quiltedwhere I have been slowly working on my POTC . Such a great group of ladies and we have so much fun I'm surprised I have managed to sew any blocks hehe....
Thinking of adding a bit of variety to the shades of red ????? What do you think ??????