Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Sewing Weekend

Last weekend I headed up North to Russell with 3 of my quilting friends.
We stopped off in Whangarei on the way up to check out the Whangarei Quilters Show.
A really good show.
For some photos check out http://quiltwhangarei.blogspot.co.nz/

 We stayed in this great B & B
The house was moved to Matauwhi Bay in 1990 and lovingly restored
by Marilyn and her late husband Allan.
Matauwhi Bay Saturday morning.

The breakfast menu on Saturday.
After breakfast we moved to the large room Marilyn has set up for sewing.
As a quilter herself, she enjoys having groups of like minded people stay.
 Wendy talked Annette into a jellyroll race.
Annette's on the left and Wendy's on the right.
 At their machines ready to start.
 Wendy is winning so far.
 Annette trying to catch up
 Still smiling event though she is losing by miles.
And the winner is Wendy
Annette's finished.
My Sudoku quilt
 In the evening we had this lovely fire to keep us warm.
My room.  All the rooms had lovely quilts on the bed.
We had dinner out each night and all up had a wonderful time.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Celtic Alphabet

I finished quilting my celtic alphabet wall hanging at the weekend.
Just for Anna, I tried a different quilt design around the letter
and cross hatch quilted the border.

Play on Your Name 12x12 Challenge

This month's WQC 12x12 challenge was
"Play on Your Name"
Claire means clear,bright so I decided to use this piece of
fabric which shows the bright moon on a clear night and
framed it as if looking through a window.
For some of the others see Western Quilters Circle