Friday, September 7, 2018


One of our great-nieces is getting married next year (actually 2 are within 3 weeks of each other!!!!) and this is the RSVP I created.  Certainly quicker to go out & buy one but not as much fun.  Appliqued on to a colour catcher - haven't decided whether to put it onto card stock or to finish it with a running stitch border & pop it into an envelope.  The dots on her dress do sparkle.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Quilts Across Queensland

 At our Royal National Exhibition (the Ekka) each year in August, there is a display of quilts - Quilts across Queensland - these 2 are by Kaye Sauer - she does fantastic work.

A selection of the art quilts - that's my "Inspired by Hong Kong" in the top right hand corner.  Great display again this year.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Another 2QAQ play day

My grandchildren are wearing the results of last month's 2QAQ play - tie dyeing.  We have covered a lot of different ways of dyeing during our meetings.

Monday, August 27, 2018

2QAQ meeting

 Each month, Qld Quilters' Art Quilters (2QAQ) meet and most meetings we like to experiment.  This meeting Sue Dennis had us playing with Sharpies and paint.  We wrote and drew on white cloth (below) and then painted or splotched with paint over the written words and drawings.  The cloth was then shared & I'm sure it'll appear in various incarnations as time goes by.  I know someone has already made a couple of journal covers - always over-achievers!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Sunday Drive

 We actually stopped & looked at this historical marker.
 Of course, Vic had to try it.
 Water was pumped up but there was a sign "not fit to drink" - so we didn't.
 On to Templin Historical Village near Boonah - slab hut - they certainly did it tough then.
 Fashion House - lots of great displays including the sewing machines.
And a tin of threads!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Day in the Park

 Riding a pelican is always hard.
 Father & son
 Feeding the ducks with Mum

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Finished & memories

 Finished "Owl's Playground" in time for a friend's new baby boy.
 I may have shown this before but as we head to my parent's 70th wedding anniversary in September, it's bringing back memories.  I made this for their 50th - not even thinking, at the time, that they may be around for another 20 years.  I was new to quilting when I started this & designed the borders (would do them differently now!)  When I look at my stitching, it was pretty good & I don't think I could do as well now. It's hand appliqued and hand quilted.
 Each of the nine traditional applique blocks have dates embroidered on them which hold meaning for Mum & Dad, the strawberry wreath has the birth dates of my niece & nephew whose Mum (my sister) died some 17 years ago.  The leaves on the borders hold names of all family members and places they've lived and so it becomes a story of their lives.  They're in a old aged home now (rooms side by side), Dad has dementia & Mum is still with it & manages to help all the old people when she can!!!  
Their wedding photo from 1948 is part of the label.