Once a month I attend a Saturday class held by Chris Jurd, the quilter extraordinaire, but this month she was called away. Happily that didn't stop us classy ladies getting together for some sewing fun times.
So what did the mice get up to ...
Sue worked on her Oriental Beauty blocks. She's making enough for 3 quilts and has a huge pile of gorgeous pointy blocks. When Sue gets set up she sews she's like a Grand Prix racer flying through her projects! Every now and then she'd hold up one with extra pretty fabrics or another that particularly popped.
Lorraine was working on her Lots Of Dots circles for a little while until she went ...
and helped Alice pin baste 3 quilts!
After the basting was finished Alice enjoyed the sun and sunny chatter.
There wasn't a lot of Show and Tell this month but here's Alice's Friendship Circle. I think she's using it to make a big table topper.
And then we come to Janice, thinking hard about the placement of her blocks for a baby quilt.
Once she'd decided on the layout, she clicked into gear and whipped this little quilt up in no time!
The hand embroidered teddy bear blocks were very cute and we all agreed the alphabet border fabric was fabulous!!
So what did I do? besides chatting ... I sewed little piles... of foundation piecing pieces. I still have to trim them and sew them together to create circles but still, they're there ready to go. I'll do my best to get at least one circle sewn together this week.
We missed Pam and Bronwyn who had other obligations but we'll see them at Sewing Camp in August for more fun times and serious sewing. :-)
A special thanks goes out to Gbf who made us a very tasty Zucchini cake. It was full of nuts, currants (which he used instead of sultanas) and lots of yummy things which he then topped with a lemon icing. Oops, I forgot to take a photo but here's the link to the recipe. It comes highly recommended!
I'm beginning to think I should start another blog called " MasterChef Gbf " all about the dishes he cooks. For example this is what he cooked on Saturday night...
Trout stuffed full of leek and prosciutto, wrapped in prosciutto, cooked on a bed of Spanish onions in apple cider. It was delicious!
I'd say all in all I had a pretty fabulous Saturday!!!