As you can see, we really got into the Christmas spirit for our last get together for 2014. We had the tree, the Aussie bunting, the gifts to swap, the patchwork Christmas table cloth (it is amazing what you can find at the back of the shelf at Woolworths for $2), and of course, all the lovely food.
It does seem that Christmas is now a long distant memory, but this (rather belated) blog should bring back some nice Christmas thoughts for you all- I won’t promise to be a better and more timely blogger this year, but I will try!
Anyway, none of that detracts rom the fun Christmas get together we all had.
Cheryl brought along two great quilts – a lovely scrap kaleidoscope and her gorgeous Bountiful Baskets quilt.
Jennifer brought her simply stunning paper pieced Milleflore (?) Blocks. A real feast for the eyes. We have seen a lot of these on Face Book, but in real life, they are even better.
Here I am with my Emu cushion – to be given to my dear great-nephew – almost 2 – for his first Aussie Christmas. The fabric was purchased for me by Lynell at the Townsville retreat as a challenge for each of us to make something. The magnificent Christmas table runner, made for me by the lovely Ramona.
Here, our surprise guest, dear Fran all the way from Woop Woop for the day, brought along her beautiful Under the Sea stitchery quilt as well as her delightful Christmas star quilt, which I think was the result of winning the blocks in our Christmas star challenge some years ago. Lovely to see you Fran xxx
Laurel also won a set of Christmas star blocks from the same challenge an her is her beautiful quilt. She also made this delightful Advent quilt for one of her Grandchildren and, wait for it, Laurel finished of a UFO from her trip to Canada. I love what she has done with her panel.
Ramona made this beautiful star table runner – in her usual fabulous style! And theis lovely nativity quilt was one of Deidre’s very first quilts. A magnificent first quilt!
Virginia, using fabric left by her late mother has made this rather spectacular Christmas decoration, and Dianne G, has been working on this magnificent shadow trapunto Christmas design – very beautiful.
First we have Marilyn, such a wonderful Grandmother, who made not one , but two Katy Perry dresses for her grand daughter and her friend to wear to the Katy Perry concert – so professional and just like Katy wears. Jeanette with a quilt made from a scrapaholic swap/challenge with Waverley quilters. Looks lovely and scrappy and a great idea for using up your fabric scraps. These beautiful Ohio star blocks (and there are a lot of them) were made by one of us – I am sorry I didn’t write down the details, but I do remember we discovered them in front of somebody at the last minute. Whoever you are, you have done a fabulous job.
And what party is compete without a Christmas quiz. After some careful research, I was able to produce an “interesting” quiz. Our winner Jeanette, redundant in her splendour, wearing one of the two “beautiful” Christmas headwear decorations she won for first prize. Then we have the beauteous Simone with her booby prize – looking so thrilled at the thought that she will not run out of toilet paper on Christmas day!
I do hope all Scquilters had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing the Carrum Downs ladies again on Wednesday February 4th 2015.
your roving reporter,