Monday, November 25, 2019

Boonah Retreat - last for the year.

 Visitors morning & evening - the only patch of green grass around.  Most of it is so brown, it' heart breaking.
 Sunset on Saturday evening - the smoke from the mountains gave this very firey show.
This is a banner that our group produced in 2002 (I think that's the date on the back) - all our signatures provided lots of discussion and memories.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Journal Cover

 The back of the Journal Cover
The front cover 
Opened out - the base material was the leg of a pair of black jeans.  Free stitched - just went where I please - used mainly perle cotton thread.  Have the other leg - not sure what I'll do with it.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Longest Lutheran Lunch

Every year around this time, our church family gets together at the German Club for lunch. This  year we were a bit low on numbers but still had 35 - usually have around 70.  Great food as anyone who's eaten at the Club knows. Beer good and company was great too. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

October - purple

 Purple was the colour this October's Challenge at 2QAQ.  The one above I called "Petals on the Footpath" - free motioned quilted with purple thread.  One below  is called "Jacaranda Seeds" and the bottom one is "Purple Tree".  Only 2 more months - November's colour is Rainbow (think Melbourne Cup, jockey's colours) and December is Black (bush fires).  Nearly there.
Photocopied images of seeds on to fabric, hand appliqued on to purple background, single lazy daisy stitched to emulate the seeds.

The tree is an image from the internet, copied on to fabric, then I over stitched (by hand) the purple blossoms.  The trunk was machine stitched.

Monday, October 21, 2019

A few more quilts

There were 600 quilts on display & there are just a few - hope you like what we produce here in Queensland.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

My friends were winners

 Margaret won 4th in Amateur Pieced
 Merody won Best Amateur
Jane won Best Qld Quilters Theme - this year 2 block quilt.  It's really great to have such talented friends.