Friday, July 26, 2013

July 2013 SCQuilters Brisbane GTG

With so many of our regulars on overseas holidays it was a small gathering for July.  We still managed to chat up a storm and the show and tell was inspiring as always.

Our newest recruit Kelly, has cemented her place in the group by bringing a lovely morning tea to share.  Her home made shortbread and the most delicious Brownie I had ever experienced we a very welcome addition to our day.

Shortbread and Chocolate Brownie made by Kelly

Here she is working on her Hexagon project.

Kelly working on her hexagons We encouraged her to show it off. Hidden in her basket is her hexagon project

Kelly did a little stitching on her applique project and showed her completed hot water bottle cover too.

Kelly worked a little on her applique project too. Completed hot water bottle cover by Kelly

Kayt had her usual funny stories to tell, she always has us laughing, a really lovely trait.

Kayt with her mug bag designed by Bronwyn Hayes Kayt and her oh so soft hot water bottle cover project, oh and shes got a new ring! 

A mug bag designed by Bronwyn Hayes (please note the ring on her left hand) the work in progress is this incredibly soft hot water bottle cover project, please note once again the ring on her left hand…..!! One of her funny stories concerned the purchase of this ring, and she was very proud of her bargain purchase and wanted it to make the photos too!

Mother and daughter team Maureen and Margaret  Maureen's Hexagons

Our mother/daughter duo Maureen and Margaret, come to us all the way from one of the Moreton Bay Islands and they often brave rain and public transport from the ferry, makes them sound like very intrepid travellers doesn’t it? Not very vocal, always productive and full of great ideas and suggestions when ever one of us is stuck for a finish on any of our projects however!

Margaret likes to hide from the camera but her work is so delightful Wool Felt pincushion - Margaret's lovely work. 

Margaret isn’t always comfortable having her photo taken, (she may be in Witness Protection perhaps?) Her embroidery is exquisite. Her delightful wool embroidered pincushion was ready for stuffing.

Margaret shows off her raffle win, a charm square bag. Ha ha I caught her - Margaret

The bag Margret is showing off was a raffle win, in support of Breast Cancer research. It is a large bag made using charm squares.

More hegagon projects, Gail show her winter project. Gail may be another in Witness Protection, here she is hiding behind her winter hand stitching project a rather large hexagon quilt top.

I'm knitting a cardigan for my grandson Quinn  A lunch bag from a freebie tutorial on the net.

I was working on a cardigan for my grandson and brought along my lunch in a new lunch bag made from a freebie pattern on the net.

Smocking sampler finally finished  A new satchel bag, I wore out the last one  

The smocking sampler that Maureen was able to give some great suggestions on finishing was one of my show and tell items along with the satchel above I made at a recent quilt retreat.

Pin cushion from another freebie net tutorial.  Baby quilt from a freebie net tutorial

Both of the above projects the pincushion and baby quilt were also from freebie tutorials found on the internet.

While we may have been a smallish group we still generated enough conversation to keep us occupied and the show and tell will certainly give us motivation for the upcoming month.

Looking forward to the return of our world travellers and to another enjoyable day in August.

Thanks for visiting,

Julie Donovan


  1. happy group, happy photos, great show and tell!

  2. Great work girls & lovely ring Kayt! Thanks for the blog post Julie. Looking forward to our August gtg :-)

  3. Absolutely well worth the wait, to read your very witty comments. haha. Pity most of the baking was gone before you took the photo. :-)