Sunday, December 22, 2013

Secret Sister Santa Swap

Sunday last week my two sisters and my sister in law and myself, met up in Clare for our Secret Sister Santa Swap.

By the time the due date came around there was 31 people at the luncheon in one of the local pubs.

My dad and my step mum were able to travel to Clare with my brother and his partner. This was very exciting as this gave not only them but other members of the family a chance to meet the latest additions to our families.

How exciting having us all together and once lunch was over, we all went to a park for the kids to have a run around.

This is where once all settled in our deck chairs we swapped presents.

 Susan,  Sally,  Deb and myself.

Back a few years ago I asked my sister Deb is she wanted to do a fat 1/4 swap and this we did a couple of times. Then it grew into what is now a Christmas Swap.

Funny part was when we drew out the names, Sue pulled out Sally's and Sally pulled out Sue's name. That left myself and Deb to pull out each other's name.

My little bag came from the "Some Kind of Wonderful" book.

Next year its even bigger as Sue's daughter and her daughter in law have now joined in the swap. So its gone from 2 people to 6 now. 

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Round Robin 2010 Finished.

Back in 2010 I joined in a round robin journey.  With the help of my Tuesday sewing girls, I learnt so much about putting borders on different size quilts, as they arrived through out the year.

I hung the quilt top on my wall for about 8 months as I wasn't sure how to quilt it. By letting the quilt top talk to me, I was able to decide how to quilt.

Also I was waiting for the Spotlight voucher, spend $100 and get $40.00 off. So love those vouchers.

Very happy actually I am stoked with how I quilted it. First time I haven't just either stippled a quilt or stitched in the ditch. I'm getting smarter..... no I think just

A plain label that records the year and who did what border. Is your name there?

I tend to put two fabrics together and have them off centre. I just like the look of it.

How awesome if the front of my quilt? I love every border. Marg blew me away  with her border. As she traced my centre applique. I love the colours and size of the quilt.

Come to think of it so do the cats, as they kept sitting on me yesterday as I finished off the binding.

Thank you all who have gifted me your time and passion helping me create a one off unique quilt. I am so proud and humbled at what we have achieved.

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