After so long away on our South island holiday, it was great to catch up with the Sew Wot ladies today, and Heather E was our hostess for the morning. We were a smaller group, with two of our ladies unable to make it. But there was plenty of happy chatting amongst those who were there. Two of our ladies told us about the plans for their own upcoming overseas trips, so there will be plenty of traveling amongst our group over the next few months. I loved the sweet blue crocheted blanket that Mary was making for her Granny Box, it looked so cuddly and warm.
Mary’s baby blanket
It seems I’m not the only one who unearths long forgotten UFOs. Helen discovered all the blocks for a quilt she started making for her baby daughter about 30 years ago, she admitted. These were the days before rotary cutters were around, and everything was cut and stitched by hand. The blocks are now assembled, and Helen is adding a little embroidery here and there. This is another beauty which will wait for the new generation of babies in the family.
Helen and her long forgotten quilt
And Helen’s piece of embroidery is coming along well – just needs to add some beads to finish it, she told us.
Heather E is well know for her love of making hexagons and had an intriguing double sided quilt to show us. In lovely muted shades, it was very pretty indeed.
Heather E’s double sided quilt
Heather had also finished another hexagon quilt top in a medallion setting. This one featured an inner border of stars around an interesting central appliqued block. Heather is certainly a very prolific lady, and doesn’t like to sit with idle fingers – it certainly shows, with all the quilts she manages to produce.
Another hexagon masterpiece
Carol had brought along a bag to show us, made for her sister’s birthday. It was very pretty, with an embroidered panel on one side, and a Japanese print on the other.
Carol made this birthday bag
As for me – I managed to do a little work on my fourth New Zealand botanical block, but nothing really to show, too much talking I guess. We have another caravan trip coming up fast, so I’ll make sure I pack my stitching bag, and hopefully will get a little time to sit and stitch.