Thursday, 29 August 2013

New quilts and our trip.

2 weeks ago we had a lovely break with 9 friends at Alexandra. We stayed at the Vickery again which is great place set up for crafty girls ( or Guys!).
We had a very very productive weekend stitching our Summer School projects for Mrs Martins Quilt Shop stitch in day. This will be on the 18th January 2014, so the projects will be available soon for you to see. We have 6 new small quilts for the day. Stay tuned for more info soon.
While away we both brought these very handy bags that are really a sewing bag in disguise....they are meant to be toiletry bags but not any more.

And then they open up like this...

Also Lisa bought this very cool jar which now just happens to hold the bottoms of the prarie points she had to cut off as she is not a very good maths girl.....

She cut way too many points that were way to big

but once they were right and pined onto her Spring quilt for Lilly Patches Stitch in day on October 5th they looked like this......

Then all stitched down looked like this.....


The other projects for the day are Lou's Fly Away Peter wall quilt or runner

Lou's Family Garden stitchery also using pencils as water colours

And Lisa's Vintage Jewels

Also while away Lisa bought this gorgeous metal clip board with a bird magnet

When we went to Brisbane for the V&A show they have this super cute suitcase market. All the items are hand made.

Actually the smaller one also fits your phone or small camera quite nicely. They are made from a vinyl fabric so wipe clean for the lunches that will not be going in our pockets. They fit your hand piecing, scissors and thread quiet nicely for travelling, have a little velcro to keep them shut and come in a range of very cool designs. Now for all you face book people you can find her there, I think you have to like her????
 Sorry that's Lou's specialty, but for those like me you can text her on 0404072231

Thanks for visiting, have a great day!!
Lisa & Lou

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Friends,shopping and a deadline!!

For those who know us crazy girls, you know we love nothing better to be burning the midnight hour for a deadline! But..... we got our quilts for Quilters Companion Magazine finished with a whole week to spare, and we were very excited. Clare recieved them safely, so now we will wait till they appear in print. We will be sure to post this day!

At our last class the girls were all very busy working on a range of different projects.
Maureen is working on our pattern, Tessellate, in great colours...

Robyn is working on our Cheddar Peels (from our Autumn in the Valley pattern)...

Divna is working on a Viv Robinson quilt which she enlarged the blocks for...

Karen is working on a "purple work" stitchery which looks great....

And Glenda is finishing off this quilt for her daughters wedding gift. She got all the guests to sign the backing. What a great way to remember your special day.....

We also went to Jeffs shed for a nice bit of shopping at Threadbear and to look at the fantastic quilts on display this year. A few of our friends won prizes this year. Congratulations to Sandra, Christine, Liz, Linda and also Leanne. This is the quilt Leanne quilted for a customer which is just beautiful.
Well done girls.

Here is Liz's quilt which she appliqued and quilted herself.

Also 2 other friends, Margaret and Jennifer were there with their new Applique Group.

This is a new group and the first meeting will be on Saturday October 5th.

We have nearly finished our Spring Fling quilts for our "quilt-in" day for Lilly Patches also on Saturday 5th October. Will post some pics soon of these.
Next weekend we are off to Daylesford for 3 days of R&R, and sewing of course!
Love weekends away with likeminded friends.

Have a great weekend!
Lisa & Lou