The past couple of months have been very busy for us, hosting evenings at the shop, a Christmas function off site, a breakfast/morning tea fundraiser for breast cancer and working on the Quiltaid 2011 project.
So I am heaving a great sigh of relief at putting these events behind me. All have been a very successful, enjoyable and great learning experiences. Above is a photo of the girls hard at work on Saturday at the Christmas Gathering. We had a wonderful day with Helen Stubbings from Hugsn kisses, working on two new projects. See more pictures on Kathy's blog and Jo's blog .
Watch for our next gathering with Helen in July 2012.
This pink strippy is a fundraiser for Breast cancer. We have been making a few of these very easy quilts- called 1600 or 800 quilts. The name relates to the length of the strips used. Add 4 1/2" accent pieces to the end of each of your strips and join all strips to make one continuous length. This length is then cut in half and joined together. Repeat a few more times and this is what you will end up with. It makes a very quick top. If you would like to win this quilt, make a gold coin donation and guess how long it took me to piece the top. Hint-between 35 and 120 minutes.
For more photos of our morning see Leanne's blog.
And here is my finished Quiltaid 2011sample - aka Secret Squirrel. It's no longer secret, but I think the name has stuck! Big, big thank yous to Helen for all her work - a mamoth effort in putting it all together and for letting me take part. Also many thanks for my fellow piecers - Marian, Leanne, Helena, Kim, Sue and Raelene. Thank you to Leanne for helping me to quilt it. For more information on the project go to http://www.quiiltaid.com.au/
And finally a photo taken at Bridport on Sunday. A little bit of time out.
Now to write up all the patterns I have been putting off.