Sunday, May 3, 2009

First week back 2009

Over the summer holidays, I issued a challenge to both groups to keep them out of mischief over Christmas - I didn't want anyone making headlines with any of their usual holiday past times.

Almost everyone took part, which was great - other projects are still WIPs!

The Tuesday night group was given a FQ of fugly fabric to make whatever they liked - here are the results:

I produced Edna the Emu - from a Homespun pattern - or should I say Dame Edna (note tiara)

The fugly fabric is in her legs

Nola made a great foundation pieced cushion and then appliqued a fugly lizard

The whole cushion

Kate made this mug bag - the trim was a wonderful effort and goes so well

Gail made a fugly mini rubbish bin for the sewing table with co-ordinated fugly buttons

Annie B made this slash and whack - she is the expert

Leonie added the same lizard as Nola to her machine quilted cushions

Jenni made her usual great quilt - quilted on her machine

The NQR Quilters (Monday group) challenge was a paper bag challenge - some sadists in the group included pegs, baubles and various trims, sequins, beads etc of no use at all. Despite all this, the following excellent efforts were made in using up all the contents of the paper bag.

Di's beautiful UFO

Donna's pretty doll

Susan made all sorts of wonderful craft things - a mammoth effort

Peta's angel doll - a wondrous combination of everything!

Maggy's beautiful Gypsy girl

My (Helen's) bag - from a Homespun magazine pattern

The dodgy bits were used for internal phone holders etc to go inside the bag.

Laurel's beautiful bag front and back - note the peg closure mechanism

Amber's sausage dog with puppies

Mair - our lovely correspondence class member from North Wales - she made a useful, but very cute peg bag - front and back

Maggy's gypsy again, sitting quietly with Inge's clown

Wendy's lovely bear - as yet without a face, but note the earings from the middle bit of the pegs

Pam's UN dolls - Peace and Unity - VERY clever use of doiley for Peace's (or is it Unity's) hat

Karen's bag - note careful/clever placement of red bauble

A very successful challenge!

Helen Evans,

Devon Meadows, Vic, Australia

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