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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.)
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.