Thursday, 11 June 2015

my day at NOTY

Today I went to the NOTY group & I joined as member. I hope to get there once a month due to the drive, even though they meet every week. It takes about 1 1/2 hours for me to get there but it's a great day out. The ladies are so friendly and welcoming.
I have even booked in for my first class next month. How exciting.....
Thanks Kris for taking me.
It was also great that I met a few people I have crossed paths with.
Rosalie from Kilmore quilters. Can't ever remember meeting her but it was great to talk today. I know she follows my blog.. (thanks Liz).
Carmen, I met at the Phillip Island retreat in the same workshop as me.
June, who was at a retreat last year in my home town.
Jackie, who I have emailed a few times. Can't wait for the school holidays to have a real chat.
Lastly, I caught up with Anita. Can't wait for my first class.
Sorry if I missed anyone. It is very hard to remember names, especially for the first time. It was great meeting you all.
Anyway, I took some hand sewing... Hexies. Mmmmm but what will I be doing with them. you will all have to wait and see.

I had a busy day yesterday doing my homework for my next QUILT AS YOU GO class.
We had to complete all the blocks we required. For me I need a total of 32 blocks. 4x8 blocks.
It is a strange size but I will be making this for an AUSSIE HERO quilt.
To get the length I am putting a strip across the centre.
Guess who it is be made for..  Hi request was green..... I know I have put in florals but I have used up a lot of scraps.... It is still a quilt to be used.

My blocks, borders and batting are all ready to go. The best part is I'm not doing it at the last minute. Plenty of time to spare. Class date is the 24th June...

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  1. Sounds like you find a fun group to hang out with. I love those holiday hexies. Looking forward to seeing the path you take with those. I love the greens you are using in your Aussie Hero quilt, it's going to be a beauty.

  2. nice you found a lovely group to stitch with............

  3. Sounds like a lovely day at NOTY Jo. That looks like xmas hexies you were working on. Love green - your Aussie Heroes quilt is going to be fantastic

  4. Love your hexies! It's always awesome to have a good group to sew with!

  5. I once had some if those Christmas fabrics you used in one of your hexi flowers. Coincidentally today my Patchwork Groups visited one of our nearest shops, about 45 minutes away and I saw two of the fabrics I bought in NZ and used in my Max baby quilt. Small world!

  6. Sorry I couldn't make it yesterday, Jo. We'll have to catch up next time.

  7. What a wonderful way to spend a day. Cute little hexies and another beautiful Aussie hero quilt on the way.

  8. Hi Jo ,awesome you found another group,if it's Rosalie that is Annette's friend I have met her a few times she is lovely,and this is the group that Christine and Mel go to,you will have lots of fun. Wow this quilt is going to be fantastic,enjoy your weekend my friend xx

  9. Hi Jo, I'm so glad you enjoyed your day at N.O.T.Y.Q, it was lovely to meet you at last.will look forward to next time you can make it.
    Cheers R.

  10. Your green blocks look great! They're going to make a wonderful quilt! :0)

  11. I don't think George will mind the florals. You do an amazing job on those quilts. love the hexies and glad that you managed to catch up with Rosalie at last.

  12. So nice you have another group to go to...nice to catch up with Rosalie.....your green blocks look great!!

  13. Wish I only had an 1 1/2 drive to get to NOTY... But I'm about 3000kms away..Nice to meet other like minded ladies...
    I am sure George will love his quilt even with florals...

  14. This will be a beautiful quilt for its recipient. I can mostly tell from your previous post when you put some blocks next to each other.

  15. Yeah! Hexies! I guess coasters or Christmas ornaments. I can't wait to see what they become...


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