Carrum Downs Scquilters

Photo diary of the monthly meetings of Carrum Downs Scquilters (at the Carrum Downs Library/Community Centre) on the first Wednesday of each month. We are all members of the Australasian Quilting group Southern Cross Quilters. The Library/Community Centre is located on Lyrebird Crescent - just near the corner of Hall Road - Melway page 100 ref: H3 (see L for library at location. If you need more information e-mail me or phone 0417263958.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wednesday February 1st 2017

Our first get together for 2017 was such fun. It always seems like such a long time since we last met, so there was so much catching up to do with members new and old. We spent a lot of time chatting, laughing and generally having fun, but not too much stitching was done!

I must apologise for the extreme lateness of the blog this month - even for my. I actually managed to lose the photos! I was almost ready to ask everyone to bring back their show and tell again for March, when I finally found them in a very oddly named folder. Please do not ask me how I managed that. I have no idea, but will be extra careful with next month's photos.

Jo was appliqueing this heart in the most beautiful NZ fabric. The flowers in the background are pokutukawa  blossom, and the colourful native bird is a Tui. I do hope to finally get to see something other then Auckland airport next time I get there (hopefully 2018).

This was me (Helen) doing some foundation piecing by hand - more tulips. Below is one of the finished tulip items.

Not quite stuffed enough, but you get the idea - I hope!

Welcome to the lovely Kathy - a new member. Kathy was working on an English paper pieced Blue wren. Looking great so far. Such a gorgeous little bird too.

Sandra used up a multitude of scraps, hand piecing these beautiful baskets. This quilt is an absolute joy to look at Sandra - so pretty.

Another positively joyful quilt. Bev has made this quilt for her grand daughter using 5" scrap fabrics. Absolutely perfect for a young girl. Well done.

Madam Cyn (one day I will  let slip why we call her that! ) has been making these clever Candied hexagons - remember the pattern that was in AP&Q years ago? Cynthia, you have used such lovely colours - they are looking great - more next month please???

And again from Cynthia, this fabulous stitchery, part 2 of 3, called "'Til death do us part". Just beautiful.

This ab fab bag that Shirley brought along, was much admired. It was a gift to her - such a wonderful gift!

Also from Shirley - these lovely hexies. I strongly suspect that she is a hexaholic, but that is just between you, me and her HA group.

Sally has enhanced a pretty panel by cleverly appliqueing these seagulls on adding lovely borders. I think we can tell what Sally sees out her windows each day at the nearby beach. That does remind me of taking our life/lunch in our hands when we tried to eat it in the grounds of Bonbeach High School all those years ago.

And these striking fussy cut hexies are from Bar - another member of HA, who obviously doesn't take the 12 step program seriously - and for that we are thankful. Love them!

Marilyn, using lots of beautiful scraps to make a clam shell quilt, using Irene Blanck's method. Very pretty!

Previously a UFO, Marilyn completed this UFO, using her stash of pansy fabrics - what a masterpiece she has created.

Again from Marilyn, these striking bright stars - made even better with the black background fabric. This is for her Grand daughter - wouldn't we all like to be related?

Dianne G has been working on this superb cross stitch BOM - love the colours! Also, she has finished some exquisite dragon blocks for her lucky grandson. Lovely work.

Wyn has been working on this sweet shashiko pattern. It really is beautiful. Go Wyn!!!

This wonderful quilt was made by Jeanette - it is Bonnie Hunter's en Provence mystery quilt, but Jeanette has changed the pattern just a little. What can I say? It is magnificent.

Carol also brought show and tell in the form of her grandchild - but, sadly we didn't get a photo. It was so nice to have a visit from you Carol - hope you will be back properly next week - as well as a few who couldn't make it, and one who forgot - no names Melody.

It really was a wonderful day. I came home with that lovely Scquilty feeling that only comes with getting together with other Southern Cross Quilters, so if you are visiting, or in the area, please join us next week - on Wednesday 1st March

Details are at the top of the blog - although we now meet at 10am (I haven't worked out how to change that yet!).

Your roving reporter,
Helen Evans
Devon Meadows (very close to Carrum Downs)

Wednesday 1st February 2017

It was indeed a great first day back for 2017. Lots and lots of catching up, meeting lovely new members an very little stitching.

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