Saturday, August 8, 2015

FNWF and Bellarine Quilters

I felt quite productive last night....
..blocks are cut for the Aussie hero quilt....now they need to have borders....

and I sandwiched, quilted and binded I want to say!! Lol!! Sewed the binding on these two little quilts.....they are ready for hand sewing now. 
Thank you for hosting Cheryll...I had the best evening, rounded off by watching Australia...never seen that movie until last night and I have to say I enjoyed it!! Even has a few tears!! While doing a little knitting.
An appeal went out today from KOGO...they are short of knitted scarves and beanies.....all the knitted goodies are flying out the door because we have had such a cold winter. If you have spare knitted scarves or beanies or feel like knitting one, KOGO would love them. You can see patterns and ideas on their KOGO site and where to drop things off.
Today I went to Port Arlington to the Bellarine Quilters UFO day...today there was a purpose though, they needed sand bags to put on the base of quilt stands for next years quilt show...so we cut and sewed up a storm......the fabric was curtain off cuts and it will be perfect....
Linda sewing away.....

Mary giving me the hurry along...more sewing less taking photos!! Lol!! Barbara sewing....
after lunch (sushi and salad and garlic bread!!Yum!!) we were given a demo of a frame the group has for sandwiching your quilt...
the backing fabric is pinned to the tape on the edge of the frame, the frame squared up, the wadding put on top, then the quilt top...

and then the pinning begins from one end, everything is smoothed towards the other end......it took these ladies about 15 mins from start to finish.very clever piece of equipment...and goes to show you learn something new every day!!

Happy sewing.




17 comments:

shez said...

Hi Sue,love those car blocks they will make a lovely quilt,looks like you had a busy day at Port,enjoy your evening my friend xx

Susan said...

Looks like a productive night and a very interesting day today. The frame makes quick work of basting (and easier on the knees).

KERYN B said...

Looks like a busy fun day, hope you didn't have to work to hard.

Diane Sloan said...

That frame looks handy...might save a few bad backs...

Flickenstichlerin said...

Cute little blocks, I quilt on such a frame too, great to see them ever once in a while.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Diane-crewe said...

you certainly packed a lot into your time the last couple of days ... that contraption looks VERY interesting xx

Helen said...

Great looking blocks Sue. Wow that quilt frame looks like a winner !!!

Melody said...

A fascinating post, I'm now going back to look for your geocaching posts. We thought we might give it a go with Henry.

marina said...

what a productive night,
great team effort with the pinning, do they do quilting?

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great car blocks...you were very productive. What a neat idea for basting...saves the knees.

Cheryll said...

Great frame!!! And blocks. Xox

Elyte said...

Looks like fun. I hope you share all this wonderful and new information that you are learning from these experienced quilters.

Bev C said...

Hello Sue,

The car fabric is wonderful, it will make a great quilt. Love how the ladies got the quilt frame together in 15 minutes, can you imagine a group of males doing the same thing!

Happy days.
Bev.

Maria said...

Love the blocks you've got for the Aussie Hero quilt.

Julimond said...

Great blocks and great cars on the fabric.
I am excited from the Quiltframe, i have never seen this.

Greetings from Germany
Iris

Farm Gate Creations said...

Love those car blocks....Looks very technical from here.

Josie said...

Heck... you had a busy time. I'm worn out just reading about it! What a great way to layer up a quilt.... might have to have a go at making one of those. Can't wait to see your ripples...... have fun! xxx