On the Saturday morning of our stitch day a week or so ago it was pouring with rain. I did wonder if anyone would come, but we had a fabulous turn out!
Meli B is Making Things), Miriam (Yellow Roses), Me, Maree (On my Verandah), Chris (Chris the Quilter), Meredithe (Pomegranate and Chintz), Merran (Merran2011), Kathy in front (a lovely work colleague of mine).
Most of these girls drove over an hour in the pelting rain to get here (apart from Maree who flew down from Brisbane!), and I was so thrilled they did. We started off the day with show and tell, oh my goodness what talent, check these out...
Melissa - Meli B is Making Things
I love Melissa's crochet bag, might have to get my Mum-in-law to make me one of these (or learn how to crochet myself!)
Gorgeous circle cushion!
Melissa purchased these ugly kimono scraps (her words!!), and turned them into a stunning quilt. I wish I could show you the real thing, it was really amazing.
Chris - Chris the Quilter
Chris' hexagon quilt is incredible. Over 7000 1/2 inch hexagons all using Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably fabrics. A true labour of love.
Merran - Merran2011
Merrans quilts were works of art in themselves. I particularly loved her Giant Dahlia (above). These two patterns (above and below) were from Michelle Yeo.
Merran's quilt above and Meredithe's quilt below are both from the same quiltalong challenge that Meredithe is hosting on her blog. They started with an orphan block, then had to add triangles, the next border was squares, etc. What a great idea.
Meredithe - Pomegranate and Chintz
Meredithe made this quilt called Tilt in a class with Kaffe and Brandon when they visited Australia...
Don't you love this idea...Meredithe has taken a vintage doily and turned it into a quilt label!!
Kathy (a lovely work colleague) and Maree - On my Verandah
Kathy recently started to make quilts, and she is onto her third beautiful quilt already. I love the stars.
Miriam Yellow Roses blog...
Miriam is prolific with the needle!! Her hand work is exquisite. This bird quilt below didn't really show up very well in my photo, but the detail on this is amazing.
And as for this one, wow, all done by hand!!
We did get to the morning tea (at lunch time!!) and some stitching, though I think more talking and eating than stitching was done.
I often count my blessings when I think about having a blog and the amount of fabulous people I meet out there in blogland, but I'm even more blessed when I can meet these wonderful people face to face. It was a great day and I will definitely be having another stitch day at my house in the future. xo