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:)