Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Quilt Group

I cannot believe that  it has been 2 weeks since I last posted, the time has just gone nowhere, (Cambridge Machine Quilter's Conference, followed closely by the Southern General Practice Conference in Christchurch last weekend, and a trip to Dunedin in between.. have hardly been home.

well what a wonderful day today, so utterly relaxing and the freedom just to be creative, how wonderful, haven't had a day like this for ages.....


and my sewing machine was used for the first time in weeks, I am not sure who had the bigger withdrawal symptoms, Miss Elna or myself!

Anyway, have a look at what Thursday Quilt group got up to today...

Actually we started last night with a pot luck tea to welcome tutor Sue Weston to our town, and our quilt group.(we meet every Thursday from 10am-3pm ish every week at the local Church hall).



 Have a look at her work here, Sue does a lot of work with woollens which she recycles form op-shops, and they are simply stunning! Sue is also into strip piecing in a BIG way, and that is what we were doing today



We all brought along our scraps, and tossed them in a huge pile in the middle of the room



then selected what we wanted for our own projects ...

 and away we went!


this one is largely blue/white stripes


 this is my effort for the day... (too much talking and eating.. hehehehe)


not too bad coming from a pile of scraps huh..

well done to the group I say! and a very big THANKS to Sue for coming over from Wanaka to join in and lead our group on this project!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!

p.s. have a look on my Facebook page and see what lovelies arrived in store this week...




















































8 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely blocks from all those scraps. If you would not have said it was made with scraps, you wouldn't have seen it!

Cardygirl said...

Looks like lots of fun!

Bev C said...

Hello Shiree, what clever ladies to make such lovely blocks from scraps. Glad you and Miss Elna were able to get together. Have a great weekend.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Sue-Anne said...

That's a great idea with everyone bringing the scraps and sharing like that. all the blocks look fantastic and looks like you all had a fabulous time.

Farm Girl said...

Those blocks are really effective - great for you to get reacquainted with your sewing machine!

Julz said...

Looks like you had lots of fun, loving the scrappy quilt blocks - I did one of these for a baby quilt with brights - looked fantastic :) Hugs Jx

Micki said...

How nice that you all shared scraps and made such lovely blocks!
Micki

Melanie said...

What lovely blocks from those scraps. A great way to welome a guest speaker to a quilt group too with a bring and share.

Love how you shared your scraps too. It can be harder to use up your own bits than be inspired by someone elses.