Friday, 4 July 2014

Friday Sewing With Friends & Mini-Quilt Swap Gifts

Today I've had the good fortune to again spend the day sewing with friends... chatting & getting some bind stitching done.
This morning I took the step of actually joining Pinjarra Patchwork & Quilting, officially... Woo Hoo! I'm so pleased to now be part of a little community that I can share my interest with!

As for Charmed I'm Sure table runner, I went with the pink bind after all & I'm happy with it. More will be stitched over the weekend.

I just have to share this with you... one of the ladies brought her recently finished hexagon quilt to show us... eight years in the making, all hand pieced & then machine quilted on her own machine.
It hangs over the edges of a King size bed... KING! It's big & it's beautiful & I'm so glad I've seen it...
(plus, I now have a hefty dose of hexy envy!)

Thank You Cheryll for hosting us again for Friday Night With Friends... if you'd like to see what other ladies got up to for their FNWF, you can go here to see the list.
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A parcel of prettiness arrived for me yesterday... from new-to-me Sue who blogs at KiwiKids Page... a darling Mini Quilt for the swap co-ordinated by Swap Queen Cheryll.
Live a life of love, honesty, appreciation, kindness and strength... Sprinkled with a little silliness.

I love the words & I especially love the silliness - gotta have some of that in your life!
Sue added in some lovely extras which I will so enjoy to use... Thanks again Sue x

My mini quilt was posted off to its new home last week, so I hope it's there by now. I won't reveal the name of the lady, just in case. I am embarrassed to say that I had some confusion of exactly what the theme was for this one... so I hope my recipient will forgive if I've not quite met the brief.
Well, it's school holidays here in Western Australia, so mr14 is looking forward to a bit of downtime with his buddies & a 'boys holiday' with mrHS too... they both need it!
Oh, one last thing: JULIE KENNEDY if you're reading this, please can you email me... you're on 'no-reply' settings so I can't reach you in regards to the message you left on my Perth/WA Bloggers page.

*~~Have a Great Weekend & Thanks For Stopping By!~~*

26 comments:

Melody said...

Certainly a lot of lovely projects here.

Wendy said...

Beautiful mini's both sent and received...

Lin said...

Love the little mini quilt you received - what a lovely message. I think that you were not the only one to be confused with the brief for the swap - but I love what I can see of your mini. Lovely hexie quilt I agree. xx

KERYN B said...

What a great parcel of goodies.

barb's creations said...

Love the mini you received in your swap, very special. I can see where the hexie envy is coming from that quilt is just drop dead gorgeous! Hope your son & Mr HS have a fun time together over the holidays :) Barb.

Helen said...

Lots of lovely projects, the pink binding is looking great. Beautiful mini and message.!!

Christine M said...

Both mini quilts are lovely. That hexagon quilt is just amazing. It's holiday time here too and it's been so lovely not rushing around everywhere this week. Plus there's the added bonus extra sewing time! Have a lovely weekend, Anthea. xx

Susan said...

That hexie quilt is a masterpiece, and huge. The minis are lovely, I love that stitchery you used.

Narelle said...

Love the soft colours in your runner.
The hexie quilt is stunning!

Cath said...

Such a lot of loveliness in this post! Swoon!

marina said...

the binding looks perfect. well done!
congratulations, You are officially a member of a quilt group!
love those hexies, be careful they will become an addiction if you take the plunge.
love your mini from sue, such lovely words too.
I'm sure your parnter will love your mini, such perfect little stitching.

Fiona said...

such a pretty triangle quilt... wishing yoiu many years of fun at your quilt club.. always so much to learn... and inspiration to see like that amazing hexi quilt... love the mini.. well done Sue.... I also missed the brief .... most of us crafters don't mind as we love hand made...
Hugz

Lisa V said...

You lucky duck, getting to quilt with the Pinjarra ladies as a member now.
I'm so jealous!!!!!Excuse me as I go weep and pick up my bottom lip. sniff, sniff.

kiwikid said...

So good to hear you have joined the group - May you have many happy stitching days!So happy you liked the mini - I think many people had different interpretations of the brief for this one - doesn't matter, getting something hand made is a joy! Your table runner is lovely and that hexie quilt is amazing!! I have been bitten by the hexie bug too....watch out!! Lol!
Hope the boys enjoy the holidays.

De said...

Thank you Anthea - I love my mini! Was lovely to open some happy mail upon my return from retreat.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful sentiments on your sweet mini...a stitching group is a very special thing. Enjoy!

Ondrea said...

I love both those minis. It is so much fun giving and receiving in these swaps. Cheryll certainly is the queen of swapping. Good on you joining a quilt group. I am in 2 at the moment. Soooo much fun. Love that hexie quilt. It looks like the one I have done by hand. I haven't put the borders on yet and it already covers my Q size bed! 5 years in the making to date.

Noela said...

Lots of things being worked on at your place. Love the mini you sent and received. hugs.....

Susan said...

OMGosh - that hexie quilt!!! I'm wordless...
Live your little mini - love the saying.

Maria said...

Sew pleased you have joined the lovely ladies at Pinjarra...
The table runner is looking good.
Both the minis look fabulous..

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wonderful post....The minis are goreous....

Farm Gate Creations said...

That hexie quilt is just jaw dropping stunning....and well done on a productive night.

KimM said...

Wow. What more can I say?
xxx

Josie said...

Love your table runner Anthea... the binding is perfect. Wow! That is some hexie quilt... it looks a mile long in the photo! You and Sue both made beautiful minis for the swap. Congrats on 'belonging' to a group. I predict lots of quilty fun in your future.. hugs...xx

FloS said...

A great swap !! again !! I'm waiting for mine… and the one that I made is safely arrived !
Florence

katherine said...

hexie envy here too! Love your quilting and the minis too.

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