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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Stitching with Friends by the Bay

Today I did one of my favourite things and that was to take the lovely drive down to our Bay area for our Stitching group which was hosted today by my friend Gaye.
We had a great day. Cups of tea out of Gaye's gorgeous china. Loads of chatting, laughing, a little bit of stitching in my corner (too much talking as usual) and there was also some gorgeous show and tell from our lovely friend Lorel. First there was this simply stunning black/white/red number....and it is huge.

Lorel is on the right and Gaye is on the left. Next we have a clever little quilt made from a Jelly roll which apparently you stitch together in one long strip and then bring the ends up to meet the beginning and then start joining them ( Lorel explained it a whole lot better) It is called Quilt 1600 (hope that is right)
Clever isn't it....I might even be able to manage this one....you never know.
Lastly but certainly not least. In fact this block Lorel is working on had us all drooling into our cuppa's.
It is an absoloutely gorgeous design from our very own Brissy designer Nikki Tervo. I forgot to ask the name of it but I have a link here if you would like to see Nikki's gorgeous work. Look at this gorgeous block.
Isn't it just so yummy? Lorel also does exquisite work, such tiny beautiful stitches which being the humble girl she is would vehemently deny. I cannot believe the work in this and there are more blocks of equal gorgeousness. Lorel can piece, hand applique any embroider equally as beautifully.
I had such a lovely day as I always do with these girls. They are all each and every one a true gem.
I hope you are lucky enough to have some "gems" in your life too.
Blessings Michelle xxx

20 comments:

  1. looks like such a great day... and good weather aswell.... love the quilts... that black white and red one is stunning... there will be jelly roll tutes on line if you ever decide.... just love that stitchery... so delicate and detailed...
    Hugz

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  2. Looks like you had such a wonderful day! Thanks for the show and tell...gorgeous quilts!

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  3. Gosh what a wonderful day you have had Michelle - & what gorgeous quilts they are. We all need days like this to keep us inspired. Thanks for sharing, Julie :-)

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  4. sounds like a wonderful group Michelle and love the show and tell.xx

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  5. Beautiful show and tell, Michelle. Nikki's design is absolutely gorgeous - and of course made even more so by the beautiful stitching.

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  6. What a fabulous way to spent the day Michelle.
    Love the show and tell...

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  7. Lovely show and tell, lots of inspiration....glad you had a good day...

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  8. What a good way to spend a Wednesday!

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  9. What a great day. The quilts looks fabulous and that stitchery block is do pretty.

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  10. Don't you just love days like this...
    The second quilt is the one referred to in the Jelly Roll Races...you can race against each other to see who finishes first..
    They are really easy and look amazing - we have done them in Batik Jelly Rolls and they all turned out fantastic - you should give it a go. Its fun..

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  11. That stitchery is just devine. Sounds like another lovely day out spent with friends.

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  12. Days like that are always fun - love those Nikko Tervo plates - I stop & look every time I see them - they are just lovely - need a lot of work though! Jelly roll quilts like hers are quick and so effective.

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  13. I love sewing days . Relaxing , great scenery, chatting, and eye candy . Sounds perfect to me!

    The black and red and white quilt is Monster sized, and I love the jelly roll quilt. They’re so fast to put together and always look great! (You could easily do one of those Michelle )

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  14. What a lovely balm for the soul. Sewing with friends. I adore the black, white, red quilt. Simply stunning. Your new teddy designs are as sweet as sugar too,Michelle.

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  15. The black/white and red quilt is a pattern I know as a guilt quilt ( disappearing 9 patch). Love it as it looks so complicated but is easy. The colours are a great combo. Do so love quick quilts and the embroidery is stunning. Great day that you had.

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  16. Lovely work by your friend. Glad you had a wonderful day together. Nothing like stitching with friends, is there? Hugs......

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  17. OMG all three are wonderful but the last is sensational. Pretty and delicate looking and it would look wonderful at my place...lol ???

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  18. Just kidding about it coming to my place as I know you would get to it first...lol

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  19. Sounds like a lovely day Michelle! I have seen that Jelly Roll quilt around in blogland....if it's the one I 'm thinking of it takes about an hour to put together!

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  20. It is lovely to see what different quilters and stitchers are up to. Always a great inspiration.

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