Monday, 2 March 2015

BOM - March 2015 - Two Halves

This month's block of the month was suggested by Evelyn... I can't remember what it was called so I have renamed it 'Two Halves'

 

 
It is relatively simple, but I think all together it will look really effective.

Please no novelty prints for any of these blocks. Lets keep them tonal, solid, spots, stars, checks or small tone on tone prints
As usual we ask for: NO PINK, NO PURPLE, NO FLORALS OR ANYTHING GIRLY PLEASE.
(Note: My block is red with a small red print.. looks pink but I promise it's not...LOL)

A little reminder that you need to post these to me and not to Jan-Maree please, she has lots and lots to organise and if they go to her it adds to her long list of things to do. Thanks everyone.

You will need :

Fabric 1 (darker): 
- three 2 1/2in x 7 1/2in strips
- two 2 1/2in x  10 1/2in strips

Fabric 2 (lighter):
- two 6 1/2in x 7 1/2in rectangle
- one 3 1/2in x 10 1/2in strip


Sew the 6 1/2in x 7 1/2in fabric 2 (lighter) rectangle to the left- and right-hand sides of a 2 1/2in x 7 1/2in fabric 1 (darker) strip and press the seams towards the darker print. This is the left side of the finished block.



Next Stitch the 2 1/2in x 10 1/2in fabric 1 (darker) strips to the left- and right-hand sides of a 2 1/2in x 10 1/2in fabric 2 strip and press the seams outwards.



Sew the remaining 2 1/2in x 7 1/2in fabric 1 (darker) strips to the upper and lower edges of the three stitched strips and press the seams outwards. This is the right side of the finished block.





Stitch the two sides of the block together to complete and press the seam in one direction.

 

Your done ..... very easy...

So make as many as you feel comfortable with and send them to me at 
Caroline Gunn
PO BOX 3079
ST MARYS SOUTH  NSW  2760

Happy Stitching and I can't wait to see what you all create.

Caroline

Friday, 27 February 2015

Weekly Dispatches 27 February

Hi All,
Well, I am writing this just after midnight on Friday morning as I had to collect my son from the train station!  Got to love O Week for Uni!

I am off to Canberra tomorrow morning, perhaps not as early as I had expected now.  LOL  

Enjoy the Show and Tell. Some great quilts and laundry bags this week.

We achieved another milestone this week.

Over 3800 quilts and over 5800 laundry bags.  So close the the next thousand for both.  Well done everyone!


236 quilts and 368 laundry bags for 2015. 

3821 quilts and  5823 laundry bags in total.



Ann W 


Anna N




Berlinda


Billy


Cath


Deborah C




Donna P



Jane VH


Jan-Maree


  Joan










 Julie Ann


Kel S


Kerrie


Leanne



Linda H





Louise T and the Dolphin Quilters



Lyn K 


Michele created the embroidery for this and the next one.   I did the applique after Lynn prepped it for me and Lynn created the quilt tops, sending them to Debbie to quilt.  A real team effort these two.



Lynne


Note- the clothes line and pegs are removable!  LOL



Robyn



Jan-Maree


Another joint effort with the applique by me, the quilt top by Lynn and quilted by Robin.


Melissa T Back 


and front


Stephanie T


Sue H (front)


(Back)



(Back)


Anne H


just had to show you the enlargement of this cute embroidery!



Debbie



Sue N


Karen M


Kaye S





how gorgeous is this pieced back?


Nancy





Janine (Front)


(Back)



Till next time................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!

Jan-Maree  xx