20 January 2018

Eleven lovely SCQuilters rocked up for a Hot Day at the Penno Pub today, there was Jo, Rhonda, Lynne, Maureen, Ann, Jill, Heather, Marilyn and 'Threepence', Pene, Penny and Pennie!

Handwork, busy hands make beautiful work!!

Yes I have to admit it, I'm making ANOTHER large 1/2 inch Hexagon Quilt...  I know... mad, mad, mad.

Ann was knitting another Beanie for Charity.

Fabulous and bright and very colourful Hexie Diamond made and appliqued by Heather.

Marilyn is on a mission to finish off some of her projects this year, some were started way back... Great success today, this Shawl was finished!  #1 down and dusted for 2018.

Penny tells me she has only a few more of these larger blocks to go...  been one very long time project but will be stunning when finished and hand quilted that's for sure.

Toucan's galore for Jill, sewing squares into rows with one Toucan per row.

Very very very fine stitching for Lynne, you can hardly see the lines to follow... another one of her stunning projects coming up.

Pretty fabric being turned into teardrops to applique for Maureen, looking forward to seeing what...

Jo thinks she might cut this panel into four and do... sorry I've forgotten, you will just have to stay tuned.

I just love these, what ever they are, Rhonda was basting and there were many many many of them whatever they are... what does one call this shape??  It would have helped if I'd asked her eh!

Pene was sewing lots of curved pieces to make these blocks, aren't they fascinating, looking forward to seeing them all put together.

Show, Show, Show and Tell.

 Jo pieced these three blocks, she's not sure what she will do with them yet, still thinking... So beautiful.

Really bad photo... sorry Ann, your baby blanket is just stunning.  Ann saw someone's similar blanket at the Blue Gum Pub a couple of weeks ago, bought the wool at a half price sale and here it is!!

Marilyn's finished Shawl modeled by Heather!

Now I'm going to show off... did I hear you say 'nothing new'?  

Here is my 15yo Grandson Jackson wearing the jumper I finished knitting for him just before Christmas, Jack asked me to knit him this jumper, just like the one I knitted for his Grandfather back in 1966 and for his Grandmother the next year.    What an honor it was to knit this one! 

1968, David and Pennie.

07 January 2018

Saturday 6 January 2018

 Everyone was glad to relax and chat after the busy Christmas period and some hand work was even completed!

 26 of us travelled across Sydney for a busy first get together of the year. A new face and some faces we haven't seen for a while.

 Jill and Marilyn

 Lynne and Liz

Betty-Anne and Ann-Maree
Jackie and Heather
Joy, Robyn and Shirley

Rita and Emma

Irene, Shirley, Jean and Lyn

Selina and Jean discussing Jean's progress on the new Bonnie K Hunter (Mystery Quilt) On Ringo Lake.
Joy's colourway and progress on the same Ringo Lake Mystery Quilt
The Handwork:

Lynne is stitching some Gum Nut Babies

Liz is creating something new.

This is Ann-Maree's work but because Betty-Ann had no handwork with her Ann-Maree graciously let Betty-Ann do some of the stitching for her. Betty-Ann has already completed her own!

This is what the completed project will look like.

Ann-Maree was actually appliqueing baskets.

Emma was crocheting a pretty hexagonal rug.

Jackie was binding.

Heather was appliqueing

Joy was appliqueing

Shirley was also appliqueing.

Jean was hand sewing.
Selina was busy cutting fabrics for her next project.

Jill was creating a great Toucan quilt with circles for her son. Now I've never seen Toucan fabric before but Jill's son asked for a Toucan quilt one day and the next day she went to the shop and there it was .. Toucan fabric in three different colourways!

Roslyn was also binding.

Nicole was creating hexagons.

Cath was working on her purple hexagon collection.

Robyn was working on ........ hexagons!

Penny almost completed another Patchwork of the Crosses block (Lucy Boston) block.

Ann was knitting a beanie.