Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Great Unveiling Day! (Super photo heavy!!)

Today was the day the Shirt challenge and the Kaffe Fasset challenge were unveiled...we went to Margs place, everyone bought a plate or two for lunch and we had a wonderful time! Much fun and laughter!!
Marg decorated the table....

mmmm.....
Anette got into the Halloween theme...sadly I forgot!

..everyone settled in...

Anette showed us a quilt she was working on before she moved up to Ballarat...looks amazing..

this is my Kaffe Fasset attempt, a flimsy at present...for this challenge we had to choose a pattern from the Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts book....

here are Anettes on the left and Marina's (Gisborne) on the right...same pattern made a different way...

a clearer view of Anettes quilt...

the viewing panel!! lol!! Marina, Robyn and Jo...

Tania's first attempt at the Kaffe Fasset challenge..she wasn't happy with it so began again...

this is how far she got with the tiles pattern...to be continued....

this is the Kaffe Fasset pattern using shirt fabric made by (Gisborne) Marina...

this is Donna's Kaffe Fasset quilt....she is about to launch into hand quilting after hand sewing this amazing creation....

here they all are on display..

Marg has her blocks started but not yet joined together...

the book we worked from
then came the Great Shirt Challenge...the challenge was to buy 6 mens cotton shirts from an op shop cut them into 6 pieces, they were then gathered and divided by the number of people participating..
Jasmine found a comfy place to sit...

Marg showed us her letter in a bottle quilt she has recently finished...another spectacular quilt...

this is Marinas shirt challenge quilt (Gisborne Marina)

Tania has started with her challenge quilt, it was going to be this size, but now Tania has decided to make it bigger...love those Dresden plates..

here is Anettes Shirt challenge quilt that she had to get back from her son...as it is already in use..love the pocket in the middle....

here is Margs amazing quilt, it was supposed to stop before the first white border, but Marg felt it needed to continue....isn't it beautiful...

here is Helen's quilt..how good is that??

and mine, I am hoping it will go to the Melbourne Zoo for one of the orangutans...pockets are for treats...

Robyn has started on hers, a double wedding quilt I think if I remember correctly...someone please correct me if I am wrong.....I am hoping you, dear reader haven't gone to sleep by now!!!

here is Marina's (City Girls) quilt....made from her Dad's and Grandad's shirts..how wonderful is that...so many memories...

and the collection! I am amazed that they are all so different....so much beautiful work....

and here we all are.....thank you Ladies for a wonderful day, and Marg thank you for hosting us at your beautiful house. 
On the way home I called in at Tracee's to see her new babies...who have grown a huge amount in the last couple of weeks

Isn't she beautiful...the boy puppy was too busy looking around so just got the girl...look at that face!!
Well hopefully I haven't put you completely to sleep....
happy sewing!




16 comments:

shez said...

Wow everyone,you have done a wonderful job ,it's lovely seeing everyone's versions,so sorry I couldn't make it and Thankyou Sue for sharing some of your fantastic day.xx

Jacquie Morris said...

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! It was worth waiting!! Goodness you are all a very talented bunch of ladies!! It's wonderful to see what you all made, with the same challenge.... How you all interpreted it. I must say all of the work is lovely.. I have only just found out about kaffee fassett and his work is really beautiful so colourful I love it! Everton made awesome quilts.... Yours are GREAT!! The shirt challenge looked an awesome thing to be a part of, so many ways to use shirts!! So much inspiration here!! Great group photo!
What an adorable puppy, look at those ears!!
Brilliant photos, thank you for sharing :)
Smiles :)

marina said...

such a fantastic day spent with everyone and such amazing creations
it's so inspiring seeing all those works of art!
Those furry babies are gorgeous....

Willsquiltnsew said...

Thank you for posting so quickly Sue. We had a wonderful day and our quilts all look fabulous. We should all be proud of our creations!
Love the photo you took of Jasmine I have saved it for myself.
The puppies have certainly grown !

Ondrea said...

Oh my ! What a stunning lot of quilts ! They are all absolutely amazing. Clever quilters.

Helen said...

So many beautiful quilts so many talented ladies thanks for sharing !!!!

Susan said...

I can see an exhibition coming up for your group! A great variety of quilts, lovely to share them. Do the orangutans need quilts?

Leeanne said...

LOVE the Shirt quilts!! I have a huge tub of these, you girls have inspired me to get stuck in.........well one day soon! Please tell Marg I love her Owl tunic, very cool. Some really fabulous quilts. Groovie Halloween get up, not sure your gals should be eating spiders thou!Lol!

Christine M said...

Great challenge quilts, Sue. They all look wonderful.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Such a great day! So gals whats the next challenge?

Jo said...

All your quilts look lovely piled up. What a great selection

Elyte said...

Thank you for all the fabulous photos Sue, what an impressive display. So sad that I couldn't make it. Hope to catch up before Christmas.

Michelle Ridgway said...

You are all very clever..... beautiful quilts. Love what you are doing with your quilt Sue. Tracees babies are so cute

Fiona said...

what amazing creative quilts from everyone... fantastic effort... I am going to do a post with my little contributon...
Hugz

Raewyn said...

Wow wonderful post!! You've all done really well - it sounds like a fun day :-) I've just had an interesting read back through your posts - gosh you've been busy, lovely to catch up on your adventures!!

Lin said...

What a great collection of quilts! Lots of fun had I am sure. xx