Saturday, April 22, 2017

April FNSI

My computer is at the doctors sew I have pulled out my old laptop to post what I did for FNSI with Wendy and 22 other ladies.....

Do you remember when I visited my DD in the Big Smoke a few weeks ago I rescued a bag of lovely scraps !

Well apart from the Scrappy Quilt I am putting together I found these Quilts of Love she had started.
Sew last night I finished making these...





Such tiny little Quilts for very special little ones...

Thank you Wendy for another great night of stitching.. Look forward to seeing what others have made HERE over the next few days...

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)




Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy and Safe Easter

Wishing everyone. A Happy and Safe Easter. 🐣🐥🐣🐥🐣



Hugz. Maria 😘

Saturday, April 8, 2017

FnwFs for April....

Even though the lovely Cheryll is away sailing the seas she is still nice enough to put up a Linky for us to sew-a-long with our blogging friends...Thanks Cheryll I hope you are having a great time....

I got an early start working on my Scrappy Quilt and framing the SS Blocks...


Doing lots of " cutting"

























"chain piecing"


"ironing"
























and pinning ready to sew.


I am making some progress but thought I'd be further along



Seven SS Blocks Framed three more to go and then sewn together..                         


First row of Scrappy Quilt...



I'll sew-a-long tonight with my friends from the Northern Hemisphere and hope to get a lot more done..

Look forward to seeing what everyone has been doing over the next few days..

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Friday, March 31, 2017

OPAM Finishes...

It's the last day of March already and time to post my finishes with Kris and Peg for OPAM.... These ladies are great as they keep us on track to have at least one finish a month..Thank you..

This month I managed Four Finishes

1......My Scissors Keep designed by Lynette Anderson



























2....Mickey Mouse quilt....









                                                                      3.......Layered Cake Quilt..

















4....... Easter Place-mat for GGS 1



 Have made a start on Framing my SS blocks but there are many more to go...



What are you working on ???

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nice Mail and Shopping....

I was delighted this week to receive my lovely fabrics I had ordered in the mail.....


Now I need to decide which one of Toni's lovely patterns from the The Red Boot Quilt Company I want to make first.....
















Hubby and I had a few days in the Big Smoke and I had fun going fabric shopping with my DD...
















Some great backings and the sashing for my SS Blocks at a bargain price....


While there DD was going to throw out these scraps sew I rescued them...


















My DD told me I was only allowed to take them home if I used them straight away. Sew this is what I've been doing  ( the bigger pieces I have put aside for later)



Still need to cut more to have enough for the quilt but I'm sure I have plenty of scraps to use....LOL.


















What have you been making this week?

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria :)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

FNSI + Saturday

For FNSI with Wendy  I managed to get the binding done on my Layered Cake quilt





















and finish the stitchery on the front of the Scissors keep



as well as the inside and sew the two pieces together.

















Then today I fitted the zipper, that's something I am not good at or enjoy.


but it's done..

































and I am happy with my flash Lynette Anderson's Scissors Keep....











Thanks Wendy for another weekend of sewing along with you and the other ladies.. Will enjoy visiting others HERE over the next few days...

Happy Stitching
Hugz  Maria :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Aussie Hero Blocks, Stitching and FNSI

I really enjoy making special block for Aussie Heros  and these Poppy Blocks are the last lot I popped into the post....

















Keeping busy stitching the Lynette Anderson's  Scissors keep..




Don't forget to pop over to Wendy's when she puts up the Linky for FNSI this week...

















have quilted this quilt and I hope to put the binding on for FNSI ...

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Fun Week....

On Sunday my DD arrived to attend Lynette Anderson's Stitch the Day Away in Geraldton on Tuesday..  Sew we had a few days to go for lovely longggg walks along South Beach, swim and enjoy a coffee at the Seaside cafe...



Then Tuesday morning we got up early, had breakfast popped our baskets in the car and drove to Geraldton for the fun filled day with Lynette and the Quilt Sherpa



After we received our "goodie bag" it was time to get started..














there was a fabulous 'Scissors Keep' , a Charm Square Pack of Stonehouse Garden fabrics, A lanyard and thread keeper ,both with our names on and a sweet tape measure..


It was a wonderful day and Lynette was a great teacher and we learnt to use some
fabulous new tools making needle turn sew much easier


then it was time to start ...








iron on the transfer,







as well as chatting














and drawing



We were asked to stitch a little design by Lynette and make a pin cushion we could swap on the day...
















It was lovely to see sew many different pin cushions and I was happy to have received the one my DD made...




of course there was Show and Tell and I was pleased I remembered to take along my "Chateau Hexagon" BOM...


I am now busy working on Fernhill,  have Anderson's Farm also waiting to be stitched BUT while Lynette was in Geraldton I have now signed up for "Seaside Town"


It's one I JUST have to make.....

Thank you Lynette and Quilt Sherpa for a memorable day.. Also for some of the photos from your Facebook..

Oh I must close now as I need to get ready for our Patches Stay At Home Retreat......


Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria :)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

FnwFs for March...

I always enjoy sewing along with Cheryll and this Friday there were 24 other ladies who joined in...
 
First I sandwiched then Stippled and did the binding on "Mickey Mouse "


Now "Minnie" has her friend and I believe they have already gone to a new home...

Afterwards I decided to put together another easy Layered Cake Quilt....


May get a chance to finish it tonight with the Ladies who live in the Northern Hemisphere...

Now I can visit some ladies HERE to see what they have made..
Thank you Cheryll for another great sewing night...

Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria:)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

OPAM Jan &Feb finishes... and FmwFs...

I am sew happy KRIS and PEG are organizing us again for OPAM as it always gives me a push to have some finishes each month. Thanks Ladies..

When I checked my previous posts I was surprised how many finishes I had for Jan and Feb....

I can now show you the Quilt I made for my new GGS Peter as it was made from a Layered Cake and it was a sample for Saturday's Workshop...





















Didn't what to cut up the nice blocks sew the pattern was perfect for this fabric...


Minnie Mouse was a panel I found in the cupboard while tidying up. Still have Mickey to do...



Always good to have some quick easy quilts that just need to be sandwiched then stippled....

Then the Topper and coaster from Scraps....



Stitchery Roll....



OH!!!! and don't forget to sign up with Cheryll for FnwFs for this Friday....

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria :)                            

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Mystery Workshop

As I mentioned in the previous post our Patchwork Group was having a "Mystery Workshop" yesterday.. I had helped our workshop co ordinater Allison to organise it. For weeks we had members quizzing us as to what we were doing , it was fun keeping it a secret...

25 ladies had signed up to join us for the day...After all had a arrived they received their Mystery Bag....

it contained , A Layered Cake, 4 patterns, a Patch magazine ,sweets ,a bottle of water and the lucky No for prizes through the day.... Oh should have taken a photo of all the bags lined up and the contents........

 Allison had a chat and we showed then some of the samples we had sewn...















(again I forgot to take photos,....)








 the ladies watched a tutorial and then off to cut and sew......


How did we manage before I Pads !!!!   Then off to cut
























Lots of sewing














I loved Ros's Layered Cake in Blues and Creams.....














Of course we had plenty of food catered by the lovely Sue who just comes into the Hall drops it off and disappears again.......






















Morning Tea.. 



                                                                and lunch. 



Lots ironing



















and more sewing and then it was time to lay out their blocks......... some ladies had to put them on the floor





Di's    

Teena's

Muriel's


Some were lucky to have tables to use..


This is Jenny's but not sure where she went !!!





 













sew did Donna, who is hiding behind her flimsy..Everyone had a fabulous day and it was sew nice to see all there flimsy's come together and all the different Layered Cakes.....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Okay I will close now as Blogger doesn't want to play and I can't space or place photos where I would like...  Hugz  Maria :(