Hi it's rachel and this is my first post on this blog. Today I actually finished a project. Which may come as a surprise to some of you because it definatley shocked me! I would tell you what it is however I don't have a clue what it is called so here is a picture of the finished product:
And a close up:
I made this by using dark and light purple strips of tulle and tying them around a coathanger that I made into a circle. I got this idea from my mum (aka Gayle) who has some of these hanging up as christmas decorations. Here is a picture of the tulle I used:
This project only took me about an hour ( probably why I actually finished it) and it was good because I watched TV while i made it. Anyway that's the end of my post, hope you liked it and hopefully I will do another in the future. Oh forgot to mention that mum helped a little bit!
A scrapbooking page finished for 'my family' album. Featuring my beautful Grandma Rita, the photos were taken in 2005 on my 18th Birthday. (sorry it's not the clearest photo)
I am almost finished these 2 pages, they just need a bit more writing on the second page and the odd embellishment here and there but the photos are of my mum, she has the most amazingly infectious smile. Friends can't believe how much I look like her.
Now it has been a bit of a while since we posted any photos so now for an update.
Zowie made more progress on her 1st quilt. Here she is pinning the quilt.....
and QUILTING IT HERSELF.
We are so impressed Zowie - your first quilt is one you should be proud of.
We will have to photograph the finished quilt.
Then Leanne and Faye finished a couple of overnight bags - these had been a work in progress for a bit of a while. The 2 pink bags are made from the same fabric. Isn't it fantastic how the changed handle colour changes the whole look of the bag?
Debra completed the top of her "Cake Mix" quilt. It is now waiting for quilting.
Debra also bordered her "Scattered Tiles" quilt. Yes waiting for quilting again.
The lovely Faye brought in her STUNNING convergence quilt. Recently returned from the quilter Faye was pondering binding.
These are the two options chosen for binding - brown on half and mustard on half (diagonally). It looks wonderful, but unfortunately we didn't photograph it.
the last photo is Debra with a 'lacey scarf'. This is just one of the many made by Debra and Leanne.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope we will have more updates soon.
of weeks ago we asked Marilyn to teach us how to sew hexagons. Marilyn
is a legendary 'hexagon' sewer. She is currently sewing 1" hexagons, we
chose to stitch 2" hexagons.
Lucky for us, Marilyn had some 'pre-prepared' hexagons that made our job much faster.
Gayle enjoyed herself so much, she laughed her way through the night.
Marilyn (l) and Marcie (r) chat while Marcie sews some flannel flowers.
We were all in 'hexagon mode' even our newest member Debbie (L).
Emily was excited about her hexagons - she really enjoyed this and was super fast.
Rachel our youngest stitcher was into her hexagons, but had to stop sewing to complete her homework.
Here our other 'newbies' Zowie (L) and Leanne R) trying their hand at hexagons.
Zowie had the tiniest stitches.
then last week when Marilyn least expected it, we presented her with
the hexagons as her farewell gift. Now she does need to stitch them
together herself, but we hop that they will bring fond memories of her
time with us.
And a shot of the hexagons laid out on the table.
to show just how dedicated to our cause we are, here is Emily stitching
her hexagon while watching the State of Origin. (GO QUEENSLAND)!!
Nice one Em.
..getting so productive in our UFO group that we may have to look into changing our group name to FINISHED!! This Tuesday night we had 7 ladies at craft and there was plenty of projects on the go and so close to being finished.
Happy Birthday Rachel.....yummy cake even if I do say so myself.
A very busy Becc making a shaggy quilt for Charlie. See below how it looks laid out on the cutting table.
I am very sure that Sandra would have finished this knitting project and may have possibly started another. (Don't forget to bring in your finished project and show us all)
I know this one was finished because I saw it in the show on the weekend!
Pretty sure Ann got all her orange work done, too. (I love orange, did I tell you that before!)
This project is coming along and will be finished soon enough. I had to get these two to stop work for the picture. Fay and Leanne.
After many months of sitting in my craft room waiting to be completed, my 'Cherish Nature' apron is no longer a UFO and is now completed.
I had begun to make this apron in the second half of last year with, much appreciated, help from fellow UFO crafters Emily and Cecily. Life then managed to get in the way, as quite often it does, and I let my passion for craft fall by the wayside. Well I am happy to say my mojo and inspiration seems to be flowing warmly again and not only have I completed this wonderful apron I have begun creating a lovely shaggy quilt ( my first quilt, ever) which will be a gift to my daughter Charlie on her second birthday. I will blog more about this soon, mean while as I wait for the extra charm square needed to arrive in the mail to continue my quilt I may sit quietly (when Charlie is asleep of course) sip chamomile tea and knit some more dishcloths. What have you been crafting lately??
Hi there fellow ufo'ers, Sorry to miss Tuesday night. Car trouble-the car did not like the steel post!! Good to see that you all have been very productive!! Love the solider quilt's they are all very inspiring!! Well done!! I will have some show and share on Tuesday night. I have finished my quote quilt. I now have to start the next one for the other lounge chair. Colleen- Did you manage to get your blog tutorial??? Can't wait for your first post!! What else have you been up too???? Hope that you all have a great weekend....P.S Don't forget to vote in between the Robin Ginn workshop. That's it for now Happy Crafting Gayle
Now as for Colleen (our absentee UFO Crafter) after catching up with us at the markets last weekend, she went home and whipped up this quilt top on Sunday. Colleen decided this will be an Aussie Hero Quilt too. It is great and I think the soldier will be happy to sleep "Under the Southern Cross"