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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Sew Wot Tuesday

It was time for another Sew Wot Tuesday, which is always nice to attend, and Moira was our hostess for the morning.  There was such a lot of Show and Tell happening, so my camera was busy snapping away.  Mary had been busy making three quilts to take to her family on her up-coming Aussie trip.  First up was a rugby quilt for her 16 year old grand-son.  The panel was surrounded with various New Zealand themed fabrics – didn’t she do a great job!

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Mary’s quilt for her grand-son

And then there were quilts for her brother-in-law and her sister.  BIL’s quilt was a masculine nine patch in browns and greens, and Mary’s sister’s quilt featured Moda sampler blocks set with bright alternate squares.

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Two more quilts going to Australia

Moira showed us a lovely piece of Jacobean crewel work sent from her sister in England – such beautifully fine stitching.  Moira is looking for just the right frame for this treasure.

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Crewel work

Heather B had also been busy and showed two bags she had made.  Her daughter had coloured in the panel and asked her Mum to make it into a bag for her.  Ad the second bag was made from gifted blocks from Moira.  It has a pretty  embroidered block on one side and a candle wick block on the other, finished off nicely with purple ric rack.

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Heather Bs two bags

More gifted blocks came Heather’s way – quirky cat blocks in black and white this time.  We all loved the way she had put this together, adding the coloured squares to the sides.  This is going in her Granny Box she told us.  I know what she means, I have one of those boxes myself for future occasions!

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Heather B’s cat quilt

We loved Carols’ pretty star quilt wall hanging – those little squares finish at 1 inch.  And then we heard the lovely story behind this quilt – and future ones.

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Carol’s star wall hanging

Carols daughter had gifted her a birthday gift subscription and each month a wonderful box of quilting goodies arrives in the mail box.  The is the current month’s box, complete with fabrics, a pattern and other interesting tools and goodies.  What a wonderful gift to receive each month!

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Carol’s monthly gift box

As usual, there was plenty of chatter going on, ladies were flipping through some magazines looking for a new home, and there was even a little work taking place.  I did a little on my latest botanical stitchery, Heather E was English PP, Mary concentrated on her latest knitting project, and Heather B worked on her Celtic Rose table runner.  (Not something I would attempt, with all that tricky bias binding to deal with.)

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It was a lovely morning indeed, and many thanks to Moira for the feijoas from her tree which she shared with us.  So yummy, I really appreciate the bag of fruit I got to take home.

6 comments:

loulee said...

There were some beautiful WIPs there, plenty of inspiration.

Karen S said...

Huge variety of projects. Very exciting to see them all.

Katie said...

Such a talented group. Hard to choose a favorite project! :-)

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I too used a wringer washer when we lived on Baffin Island and I found it to be good at cleaning the clothes.
More lovely trip photos -I wonder how much that money tree is worth! and these ladies are turning out such lovely projects as always.

Tired Teacher said...

Tell everyone that their projects are beautiful. I look forward to seeing your photos from the Sew Wot meetings.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I loved seeing all the beautiful show and tell....the embroidery was just gorgeous and how lucky are those quilt recipients going to be. Stitching days with friends are so lovely. Thanks for sharing Jenny xx