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Thread: Show and Tell 2019
12/10/2019 22:16:45

Lovely quilts Rosemary and Eileen. Just working on an idea for a quick QAG quilt using fusible wadding and minimal stitching. My Kaffe Fasset is nearly there but it's so big I need to take a break or my shoulder s will ache.

Thread: Quilty Calendar for 2020
18/09/2019 04:22:48

Hi Rosemary. Good to know that you are planning another calendar for 2020. Will be home next week

So will send some suggestions. Do you have a theme?

Thread: Chat
30/08/2019 23:51:54

Try cutting strips from lightweight fusible interfacing, much cheaper

Thread: Photos from FoQ 2019
07/08/2019 01:31:55

These are super!

Such talent. They are so clever but must have taken ages to make.

Thank you for posting them Rosemary.

Did anyone else go to FOQ? The numbers seem to be down this year. Such a pity. Our state quilt show was two weeks ago and some of the quilts were amazing. Most are just made for competition these days and are over quilted in my humble opinion. They look like boards that would stand up unaided! They seem to lack soul. It was an expensive show for me...I bought a new Bernina 720. That should last me until I hang up my tools!

Hope everyone is well.

Brenda in OZ.

Thread: Chat
21/07/2019 03:07:19

Hi Maria, I use a "go cutter" which I like but I think the dies are expensive. I don't know if they are available in the UK.

Our club bought an electric 'Scan & Cut" but only a couple of members used it, it was too complicated and fickle so we sold it. I think it's more suited to card making.

Thread: Noodle box reversible bag
21/07/2019 03:02:56

Hello everyone, glad to be back with a new idea for a bag.

Hope you enjoy making and using it. I would love to see your pictures.

Brenda in OZ

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
03/07/2019 00:45:24

That's lovely Eileen,

I miss the history in the UK. History here for non-indigenous Australians only began in 1788. My aunt lived in a house in the north of England that was built long before that but we didn't think it anything special!

Curious to know the origin of the coat of arms.

Rosemary, I hope the quilting is going well. It's a massive job.

Brenda in OZ

28/06/2019 01:42:00

We had a great workshop a couple of weeks ago when one of our members, who had made a Laura Heine collage of a cat inspired us to have a go. We each took our own drawings along and had a wonderful day playing with fabrics. We were a bit like kindergarten kids. It was fun.

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28/06/2019 01:37:48

Just been making samples for my workshop in September. It's about discovering kaleidoscope blocks made from just one single fabric. The cushions use two, three and six triangles in each block and there are two others, a four patch and an eight patch.

It's becoming more difficult to find topics that intrigue our members.

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Thread: Oh to be able to use colour
24/06/2019 06:37:11

This is looking fabulous Eileen.

Are you planning on quilting it yourself?

Thread: Chat
12/06/2019 00:35:15

Oh Rosemary, I'm so envious! The museum is on my bucket list.

I'll look up the web site as the next best thing to going there.

FUNNY! ........Do you walk into the kitchen and forget why? Just buy a pair of memory insoles for your shoes, that should fix it! smiley

Brenda in OZ!

Edited By Brenda in OZ on 12/06/2019 00:35:41

Thread: Oh to be able to use colour
12/06/2019 00:30:41

This is coming together well Eileen. I like your choice of fabrics.

I'll look forward to progress reports.

Just cut the fabric for a large Kaffe Fasset quilt. So many bright colours you don't need a complex design. Use the KISS formula (Keep It Simple Stupid).

Brenda in OZ!

Thread: Chat
11/05/2019 01:40:43

Congratulations Rosemary! You are a clever lady!

Last weekend was our retreat. We all had a great time and I experimented with some new ideas and also made a lavender doll with the help of our most senior member, Ethel who is almost 88. Amazing lady with so many stories to tell. She made us all laugh with the tale of how she made black satin bloomers in her sewing class at school.

Don't fret too much about the potential rising prices for fabric. Only a small proportion actually comes from China, most is made in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia! The fluctuating pound has more effect, but having said that we all need a good excuse to go out and buy fabric.. My latest buy was not fabric, but a folding cutting board and I love it!

Brenda in OZ

 

Edited By Brenda in OZ on 11/05/2019 01:41:32

04/04/2019 02:15:40

Hello Everyone,

I'm sorry I've been AWOL over the past week or so. Thank you to everyone for your kind words about my mini quilt. It was fun taking part but the best bit was finding a new friend. Kaye and I get on so well. I hope to meet her some day.

I would loved to have seen the TV programme you mention. We did get some of the previous ones from years ago when they had to make a dress on a Singer Featherweight machine!

Congratulations on reaching the final stages of the FOQ quilt Rosemary. You have taken on a big job there and I for one would like to say thank you for all your efforts.

I have been busy preparing a bag project for a future issue of P & Q and that has kept us busy plus making samples for a workshop for our quilt group. We are off on a weekend retreat at the beginning of next month. 40 of us are taking to the hills for an indulgent weekend of sewing, shopping and just having fun.

Enjoy your stitching!

Brenda in OZ.

Edited By Brenda in OZ on 04/04/2019 02:17:27

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
21/03/2019 05:13:37

Hi Everyone,

Love the bags. It's a long time since I was a Brownie!

My dear quilting friend Janet has a big zero birthday next month so I have made her a bag using two of the Mola panels I bought in Central America some years ago. I hope she likes it.

Brenda in OZ

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Thread: Chat
15/03/2019 00:47:06

My little gadget for fastening safety pins is made in the USA. You can google< kwik klip paula jean creations>. Some people use a long handles parfait spoon that works just as well.

Brenda

14/03/2019 06:14:56

My sewing machine is a gadget I suppose but it's really just my third arm! It's never far away and always in use.

Jayne, the fastener is great when you have a big quilt to pin out. I always put my pin is but don't fasten them until I've finished. That way if I make a mistake I don't have to unpin it all. I'll take a picture and post it here over the weekend.

Brendasmiley

13/03/2019 21:06:48

Hi. Our quilt guild is hosting a special day tomorrow and we all have to bring our favorite quilting gadget. What would yours be? I am taking my safety pin fastener that I use when I pin a large quilt. I have a couple of favorites but in general I'm not a big fan of gadgets.

17/02/2019 22:31:04

Thank you Rosemary & Marian for your suggestions,

I think we all explore outside the square when it comes to saving money!

Just working on a new bag design and try to use as many alternative products as possible.

16/02/2019 21:01:25

Curious question. Is there a firm bag wadding readily available in UK quilting shops? We have a product called Matilda's own. It's reasonably priced and easy to work with

I have Used the foam wadding but find it's quite expensive.

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