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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Clever Friends!

Last night was my Wednesday night stitchers group at my friend Diane's home. I have to say the girls out did themselves with their show and tell. So I begged permission to share with you.
Clever Robyn had two beautiful quilt tops to share which were part of a challenge she took part in. The first is a cotton reel quilt with gorgeous applique around the edge. Each cotton reel is made up of 1 inch strips...
little close up...
Her Cottages quilt was made using a similar principle.
and of course I could not resist the little birdies on this one...
Aren't they just fabulous ways to use up your scraps...beautiful!
Mary also was working on a gorgeous quilt.
Look at that braided border...
There are beautiful Red Brolly stitcheries, Applique blocks, log cabin, dresden plate blocks and crazy patch hearts...just so lovely!
Diane had another gorgeous bag that she had made in Lynette Anderson fabrics...
Cute....very cute!
Sue was knitting squares for a charity that sends knitted quilts to Ethiopia. I don't know what happened to the colours in this photo because they were a gorgeous Peacock blue and a Cerise.
Sue modelling her work...she is a lovely knitter unlike yours truly!
Monica and Theresa were very busy stitching too....loveliness in progress.
So as you can see a throughly inspiring and fun filled evening with friends. Missed seeing you Robyn M. xx I am still working away on my Dresdens....nothing new to see there.
Ok must dash! A little something to ponder....
Michelle xxx


  1. A very clever group indeed. Must have been an inspiring night.

  2. Beautiful work by a very artistic group !

  3. Gorgeous quilts and other pieces, so hard to choose my favourite.

  4. What interesting designs.....I like the strip pieced ones, although they are all gorgeous!

  5. Lots of great stuff happening with your group. I love quilts that use up tiny pieces that might otherwise be discarded. My sister has just finished a quilt using scraps from all the quilts she has ever made. Awesome!

  6. What clever girls - those quilts are just beautiful. If they are looking for a home for them I would be happy to help

  7. A very thoughtful and beautiful saying at the end, Michelle.
    Those two quilts are fabulous, and I love the birds too. Everyone is doing something beautiful. Hi to Sue!

  8. Wow ,these quilts are just amazing ,I love the birds too. Michelle your blushing birds design in the latest Country Threads is one of the nicest,quickest and easiest tablerunner I have ever made. I am stitching number 2(number 1 was in red) now in a mid purple,and I am going to make a green one,orange one and a blue one all for friends so Thank you so much love.You can be very proud of this sweet design plus all of your lovely designs
    .Your are TOPS!

  9. What a very talented group of ladies your friends are, Michelle... thank you for sharing these great pics

  10. Thank you for a wonderful show and tell!

  11. Beautiful quilts! I have the book with the first two quilts you showed, but I'm not sure Id ever make them. Maybe a smaller version? thanks for sharing!!

  12. Absolutely lovely work!! Isn't Show'n Tell the best?

  13. What talented friends you have , just love those quilts !!!

  14. Some absolute lovelies there Michelle. The cotton reel quilt is pure genius!

  15. So many gorgeous projects. I love those cotton reels!

  16. Very clever friends, lovely projects.

  17. Morning Ladies... I think we are all so very talented. The book is called "strips & scraps" by Edyta Sitar for Laundry Basket Quilts...

  18. Very clever with the little strips - very creative group you have there.


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