Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Workshop Wonderland

Last Saturday was filled with laughter, colour and inspiration. A wonderful group of ladies gathered together to create. Ideas were shared, stitches were sewn and perhaps a few of life's problems were solved along the way as an added bonus!


There were many Sewmiriam projects in progress,  but there were also a few finishes on show too. Hooray! There is always a special thrill that comes from a finish!  

Judy loves Charley Harper designs, and so do I. She has just finished this delightful baby quilt using the penguin fabric as the focus. 


And here it is in close up. The quilt has such movement and those penguins really look like they are on the march! 


Maxine has finished her Handy Ziptop bag and it is divine.......


I believe Maxine has made a few more that have already been given as gifts. Lucky are those that receive one of these treasures. 

The owl also made an appearance in Sue's shoulder bag...



I love the use of the big, bold spot . Sue just has to add the shoulder strap and voila- her bag is complete. The photo doesn't show it, but there is a  curved zipper placement at the top of this bag - expertly sewn in by Sue- congratulations Sue!!! 

Another baby quilt is in the works. Dee is a master of perfection and her baby quilt is well on the way now, with the blocks being joined together . 




There will be 9 blocks surrounded by an outer border in the final quilt. Beautiful work Dee! 

Marg was busy sewing away all day, working on a table runner . Here is one block so far 


and here are the end panels 




These fabrics and colours are just brilliant. By the time you read this Marg you will be with your family celebrating a very special birthday! Cheers and best wishes!!! 

Nancy is working on a number of projects, but I only have a photo of her quilt blocks in progress.
This photo gives you an idea of how lovely the quilt is going to be. Each block pops with colour. 




Kim's quilt blocks in soft prints and batiks are looking stunning




Sandy was also sewing up a storm - but I haven't a photo ( how did that happen? Was I distracted by the chocolate cake perhaps? Next time will have to be the big reveal! I promise to make up for it next time Sandy ) 
And welcome to Jane - a new comer to our Saturday group - we loved having you join us and look forward to sharing in your quilting adventures . 

There has also been some secret sewing going on for the 2016 Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair June 22-26 . I will be there working with Gerri on the Cottage Quiltworks stand. Please stop by and say hello. I know, I know  - I can hear you laughing from here - I am hopeless at keeping secrets!! 


My next Handy Ziptop Workshop will be on  Monday July 4 as part of the Quilt Escape Week at Cottage Quiltworks. Call the shop to reserve your place as the spots are filling quickly. If would like to start the tote bag on the day - just let us know.

Keep warm, keep safe, and happy sewing, love Miriamx 











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