Saturday, 29 March 2014

UFO via text message


About 20 mins after arriving at craft Debra received a text message that said

"Tuesday night craft.... Memerambi style"
(It was from Liz.  Yeah Liz is creating.)

Back in the room we were celebrating a birthday.
 Happy Birthday Toni
 So we sent Liz a couple of photos that said.
"Awesome.  Have some cake. So Glad you are Crafting."
Liz replied with "Oh yum!!! I could totally go some cake!!  LOL"
 Tash & Tracey offer Victoria some advice on quilt borders
So our evening continued.
We admired Gayle's adorable runner - very theme appropriate for our current weather
 The umbrella is covered in tiny french knots.

About 1 hour later another text message
"One side of my quilt is an inch longer than the other!!!!  Lone problem solving sucks LOL"

"Send a photo please"

About half an hour later 

"I found my inch... Some of my original seams in the disc section were a bit big... if I measure the inner square that's where the discrepancy is ... just means I have to measure every side every time"

"Yes that is true.  So glad you found it.  Can we please have a photo pretty please.??"  

So Liz finally sent us a progress photo 
"So far the only new bit is the white... starting the 2nd border now"  

The white makes it look so different.  Awesome.  What's next?

"Another border like the one on the other side of the white... then I'm thinking peeper before piano keys"

And about an hour later

 So friends who are not with us physically - you can still join in UFO craft on Tuesday.  Even if you don't communicate via text, just set aside your Tuesday night & craft with us in spirit.  You never know just how much you will do.  
And of course if you ask for help we will give it.

Keep popping back.  I expect the next few weeks will be super busy too.

Friday, 28 March 2014

March Creations

Well March has seen members finshing quilts left right & centre.

Debra quilted this Care quilt made by Bev Dingwall for the club "Care Quilt" collection.  It is called "Toy Box" as all the fabrics are various child friendly prints.

A second care quilt came off  Debra's quilting frame.  "Send in the clowns" is one I have loved making & I am sure it will bring a smile to a child's face.  
It always brings a smile to mine.

 This next finish is from our new friend TASHA.  
Tash purchased this layer cake at craft one week, pinned the quilt out the next week & returned with it finished in week 3.
Well done Tasha.  We are all very proud of you & know you are rightfully proud of your own efforts too.  I can't wait to see what else you get up to in the coming months & years. 
(Tasha on right, Rachel 'holding assistant' on left).

 Next up is a finish from Becc with the assistance of Debra.
Now this quilt named "Friendship Jelly" was pieced by Becc in 2012 while pregnant with Rosie.  It just got put away until Becc could deal with it at some time.  Factor in there 2 young children & leaving town & it was left temporarily forgotten.
Sometime in 2013 Becc mentioned that she hadn't finished it.  Debra brought it back to Roma to finish & then moved house herself & it lay forgotten again.
Fast forward to March 2014 when Debra organises her sewing room & what does she find??? 
 So it was quickly quilted and bound on the condition it stays in Roma until after the quilt show.  
Of course Becc said that is fine.  At least she knows her quilt is now finished & will be home to her shortly-ish.  :)

 Now these next 2 photos are not a creation by any of us UFO ers - but more a quilt that made us all stop in our tracks.

This is Bev Dingwall's Jewels in the pineapple.  
 WOW. (84" square)
 Now we have more to show for March, including some UFO via text message.  Pop back tomorrow.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Hello 2014

My goodness, It is the end of March & this is our first UFO Crafters blog post.  tut... tut.

We have been busy, very busy indeed.  It does help when we have a deadline, doesn't it ladies???

Now where to start.... let me troll back through my photos to January....
Umm, no crafty photos, but I do know most of us were on holidays at some point.

Many of us took stitching, but the general concensus was that the stitching enjoyed the trip, but not much was finished.  That's Ok.

What about February??

Leanne came in with another finish.  Yes, this quilt is about F*VE years old apparently.  But it is now FINISHED!!
 Victoria came in with her beautiful cushion.
and a close up of her hand embroidery
 Victoria also had a twister quilt top.  I believe this one is in the 'to quilt' pile now.

 We all ooohed and ahhhed over the stunning quilt made by members of the club and & Bev Dingwall to raffle for the upcoming quilt show.  It is a massive 87" square & just beautiful.
 Cecily completed her drunkard's path quilt with a beautiful soft colour scheme & unique layout.
 and a close up of the quilting completed on her 'new toy'

 Tracey finished Cooper's Star Wars Quilt.  He is one excited boy & has granted permission for the quilt to be put into the quilt show.
 Later in the month, Victoria worked on the layout of her drunkard's path quilt.  We have nicknamed it "Mint Slice".  It is quite different to Cecily's above don't you think.
 and Debra ummed and ahhhed over borders for her quilt.  
the middle one was chosen

So all in all February was good.  I know there were more works done but I didn't get photos of them all.

Keep up the great work ladies.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Rachel's recycled rags to riches

After many requests, I have finally found the time to blog my recycled fashion piece from term 4 of Year 10 Home Ecconomics.
The unit asked us to create a garment from at least 70% recycled materials with a $25 budget. On our shopping trip I found a dark blue top, light blue doiley,a mens blue tie and a pair of 3/4 denim pants at St Vincent De Paul and bought some lace and two iron on patches from Ace Strapers. Then I upcycled them into this: (and just in case you were wondering - yes they are finished, completly)

For the shirt I sewed the doiley to the shirt with a button in the centre. I also stitched buttons to the side of the neck and cut strips of fabric at the bottom. For the pants, i bought some iron on patches and lace which i hand stitched on the back pockets. I also used the tie as a belt and cut the pants to transform them into denim shorts.

POSTS COMING SOON: Bullion roses with Cecily

Feel free to edit this Liz, as it may not be up to my usual homework standards! ;)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Just Because

Now you have read about the party and the Gift for Cecily this will show you the close ups of the great stitcheries.

 Yes this may have caused tears. We have all been a bit worried about Cecily of late and decided as we couldn't fix the problem, we could make a quilt to make the problem seem a little better.

We all know Cecily LOVES her garden & her books, things that make her house a home, so we decided to focus on these beautiful things.  Most of our ladies stitched an embroidery - some for the 1st time ever and we pieced together this quilt.

 Butterfly by Olivia, Bird & Roses by Elizabeth

 A book in the shade of the tree by Gayle

 Bees by Kym, Novel by Kristine

 Verse by Elizabeth
friends by Leanne
A "proper" beehive by Emily
 Garden by Tracey

 serenity by Colleen

LIttle bird (top) by Rachel
Big bird (bottom) by Kirsten

 The UFO Craft tree by Debra (with a little incomplete stitching just for Cecily to do)
Thanks everyone for your signatures.
And the whole quilt top.  (Sorry about the angle of the photo).  When we handed it to Cecily on Tuesday it was borderless, she popped the red border on today and has some 'leftover' pieces to put around the outside..

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas get together

Hello Ladies,
The much anticipated Christmas dinner photo's are on the blog. Scroll down and remember the fun night we had.

 Liz and Cecily with their gift's.

 Sadly we must say goodbye to Liz, but I personally would like to thank you for all your English, Cemistry and Math tutorials that you have given freely, and with a smile to Rachel.

Enjoying the food.