Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Quilt delights!

Counting down to Christmas!
I don't know how many times I have answered the age old question, 'how many sleeps to go now?', in the last few days.
Two very special little people in my life are visiting and we are having lots of fun.
Last week I wrapped them in some Christmas quilts for some photo's to put on the front of some Christmas cards.

Friday, December 14, 2012

How the Grinch stole Christmas

The Grinch is not my favorite person..... but, one of the nurses at work bought the Grinch Christmas panel and knowing I was a quilter, thought I might be able to whip up a wall-hanging for the waiting room. All the pictures were different widths and it took me a while to work out how to fit them all together. The stripe was used as an accent and the black as a border. The stripe reappears in the binding. The quilt is now being raffled for $2.00 a ticket and will be drawn the day before Christmas. If you want a ticket, let me know, deposit some money into my account and I will grab some for you!
Have a Merry Grinchmas!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hallet Cove Quilt Show

In 2005 a small group of quilters displayed their work at an exhibition in a church hall.  I was tidying my cupboard this afternoon and found a disc with the photo's on it, never seen before.  Several quilts by a beautiful friend who passed away unexpectedly a few years later brought back memories of a special time spent with these ladies....

Our Raffle Quilt- Pattern by Mary Rothe- the money went to the SOUP organisation (Supporters of Uganda's Poor)

The quilt our group made and donated to 'The Little Livers' to raffle

Quilts by 15 year old Jessica (my clever daughter)

Marie made a queen sized quilt for each of her children when they turned 21. These were the two boys quilts. Sadly her daughters quilt was unfinished when she died two years later  and our group happily finished it for her 21st.

Erica's quilt created optical illusions
Janise' interpretation of 'Man's first step on the moon'
Debby's first ever quilt on the right... fabulous!
Cathy's own design was all handpieced (my cross and nine-patch to the right)

Lyns pastel delight
My 'Double Pink Delight'
My Lone Star
Wendy's amazing Lone Star with applique
Raeleen, Cathy and Rosemary's quilts

Some modern quilts by Andrea and  Jennifer, the charity quilt and on the bed a quilt I made for my eldest son.
At the exhibition we sewed together blocks for a quilt that we donated to a charity. Sewing away on the weekend was our beautiful Marie. Whenever a group quilt was being sewn for someone sick or a charity I could always rely on Marie to be there sewing non-stop until the project was complete.