Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Catch Up

 I'm sitting at our monthly bloggers meet - Sunday Stitchers. I am so far behind in my blogging (I blame Instagram) that I thought today before sewing I was in the perfect place to do a blog post.

The housework, I'm pleased to say, is being neglected in favour of another special birthday quilt.
I'm making this one, but won't say who for just yet.

 It uses a jelly roll and the central part came together quickly. I had a bit of a search for the peeper, border and backing, but that's sorted now.

 I have to have this one quilted and delivered very soon. I have several tops to quilt, so what am I doing?  Yes, Dawnie, Anni Downs' In My Garden is down off the shelf! I needed  hand work.

One of my local group's days out was to St Paul's quilt show in Ipswich. These 2 photos show only a small part of the quilts on show. It was a bit of a wet day (read - the start of the latest bout of flooding), but it was a good day out. Not only a quilt show, but an art show and a lovely lunch on the verandah of the historic manse.  We also went out to the Queensland Quilters  annual picnic in May; this year held at Rosewood. No photos = slack blogger. We also checked out a members new home at the coast as well as visit to a nearby shop.

 I'm in a secret mini swap. This is all I can show as the recipient is sitting very close.
I want to use one of the tools I have been accumulating. It's a Creative Grids  strip ruler to make half square triangles. I think I have to practise a bit more. I'm left handed so I have to work out the best way for me to approach it.


There are interesting conversations going on about me that I want to join in. Also it is the Biggest Morning Tea meet for the Cancer Council fundraiser so that means yummier food than usual to eat.
So people, I'm off.
Take care,


Deb R said...

Such a lovely quilt!!! That ruler looks interesting!!!

Susan said...

mmm I know who was sitting near/close to you . . .

realy better sort mine out soon

Janice said...

You may not have been blogging but you haven't been idle. I love the way the quilt has come together and the quilt show looks great.

Maria said...

Your new ruler looks interesting...I look forward to seeing the finished mini.