Wednesday, March 23, 2011


On Tuesdays is our small craft group which meets in the local church..... great venue - I am often child-minding grandie#4 (22 months) and he has a wonderful time kicking the ball and driving cars through the pews whilst we stitch and chat.

We are often looking for things to learn and make and this year I suggested a stitchery quilt which could then be made into a wall-hanging for the church
an appropriate BOM from last year HERE was used
(Paula has a lovely Home Sweet Home stitchery this year)

There was an existing box of scraps and we were determined to use them up
Different people made up the patches and I sewed it together - using entirely what they had available except for the wadding

A group effort is rather fun

This is a finished Christmas Item - which is a UFO from 2 years ago
I made the holly block when I was practicing machine applique using 'invisible thread'
and had the fabric ready cut

a bit of piecing and quilting

The finches seem happy to see in the Autumn
there are 29 in these branchs over the bird-feeder
 there were lots more in the bath and at the seeds on the ground
I never get tired of watching them

Hope you can watch some happiness this week 


Allie said...

WOW that quilt is gorgeous, do let Paula know about it and send her a pic, she'll be so pleased! The border fabric ties it all in so perfectly. Love your bag, what a great finish!

Maria said...

What a beautiful group project. The whole quilt goes together so well. Lovely stitcheries ladies.

Great finish Fiona!!

Like you I never tire of watching the birds.

Miss Hillbilly said...

That is a wonderful group project to make! I love it!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your group sounds so nice. I love your group project and that you used your scraps (love scrappies).Well done to you all.
I wish Autumn would start down here it's hot and humid today.

Susan said...

What a lovely quilt...some of my favourite verses from the bible ( dare I say they were from my wedding ceremony 30 years ago!) and such pretty colours!

marina said...

what a wonderful quilt. Looks great.
Your bag is lovely too. I better get a wriggle on this month's finishes for my Christmas items!

Unknown said...

Very Pretty the Border print it really suits the blocks.

Valspierssews said...

What a beautiful quilt. How nice to display it and know that it was a group effort. The Christmas bag looks great and I love the little finches.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Love your group quilt. I can just imagine how much fun it was to stitch and chat while making it :-)

Cheryll said...

How beautiful will that be hanging in the Church! Nice work all round! Also congrats on another Xmas finish! :)

Barb said...

That quilt is just adorable.....!!!

Anonymous said...

lovely quilt great colours and i really love the xmas bag,well done.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful gift to make for your church. I am sure it will be greatly appreciated. Your bag is also great looking.
We are watching the sparrows at our feeder since the snow is still covering any other food for them.

Sheila said...

What a beautiful quilt and so appropriate for the church , lovely finish !!Love the holly bag as well , and will be so useful . I love the finches too , they are so busy and so pretty .Hugs Sheila

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a great group project. I was a part in a church quilting group once. We had so much fun and really got to know each other over that quilting frame.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wonderful group quilt Bubz.....and your bag is gorgeous...

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Stitching with friends is always so much fun! What a gorgeous group effort!
Fun bag!
xx, shell

donna said...

The quilt has turned out gorgeous. Great work and I like you bag. It feels good to finally finish a project.

Mistea said...

Lovely bag - perfect for collecting Christmas goodies.

Amazing quilt.

Narelle said...

Your group quilt is gorgeous ... love the colours.
Your holly bag looks great and well done on finishing a UFO.
Happy Friday :o)

Beginning Quilting said...

This quilt is so pretty! I love the fabrics that you used in making this quilt. I love seeing purple and blue flowers. The bag is lovely too! :)

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