Wednesday, November 23, 2011

An Early Christmas Celebration

It is hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner! And it seems even closer after last Sunday when the Sisters gathered for our 'Christmas' lunch. It has become part of the tradition of the group for us to celebrate Christmas at our November gathering as there is just so much on in December.

This year was a little different as Kerry organised for us to have a day out at Mill Rose Cottage in Ballan. Apart from Kerry, none of us have visited this new addition to the quilting landscape. What a delight it was! We all thoroughly enjoyed the day as we sat and stitched in the gallery space surrounded by paintings and fabric.

And we were very industrious, above from left to right, Barb, Kerry, Sue and Ann. And below Di, Deb and Clare.

I forgot to take photos until the day was nearly over, so I don't have a lot of show and tell. First up, Kerry. Kerry is in a 'finishing' phase and brought along a block of Homage to Sally Ann to work on. The background fabric is stunning, a beautiful faded rose print with a linen-like finish.

Merri has complete the centre block of Mary Brown.

I have now finished seven of the blocks from Di's Antique Wedding Sampler Revisited.

And naturally we all indulged in a little retail therapy. This is Deb's selection of fabric, all from Barbara Brackman's new collection, Morris & Company.

Thank you Kerry for organising a wonderful day,

Until next time,



  1. Wonderful blocks, and wonderful fabrics! What a joy to see, thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the photo's you did make!! Stunning blocks, great background fabric Kerry!! Happy stitching, hugs, Daniëlle

  3. Looks like you all had a wonderful day. Love all your projects and Merry Christmas to all of you (seems way too early to be saying that!)

  4. Beautiful blocks. I especially like the center block for the Mary Brown quilt.

  5. It's always a joy seeing and reading what your working on

  6. It looks like everyone was having a very wonderful, productive day. Your applique projects are beautiful, so intricate. I discovered your blog today and am enjoying going back to the beginnings of your group. Carry on ladies and have fun.