Another group of ladies used this time to make no sag bags.
Seen here not all totally finished.They are large bags with an internal zipped pocket. I didn't care for the corners of the binding, but the bags did seems to stand up quite well. I believe the pattern for this No Sag Bag can be found on line.
A word of CAUTION! At our group yesterday we all laughed cause you can't really cry at this.
Some years ago N had made this quilt for a member of her family. She used NZ wool batting.
Without thinking to ask her about it's laundering needs they washed it. It shrunk and went wobbly edged. Since then it has been washed about 6 times - I suspect a dog used it as a blanket. It started life as a single bed sized quilt and look at it now.
I think Australian wool batting may be pre shrunk? I have used that in quilts I use in this house but I am well warned I would never put wool batting in any quilt I was giving away. I suggested N had started a new graze for felted ruched quilts.
Something else we don't really "do" in NZ is Halloween. But retailers try to push it. One of our members M is having a party for her nephews and some kids in her street. She wanted to decorate her shed so had whipped up this quilt with red light eyes.
We so much don't like the idea of kids going house to house for trick and treat that M has already asked a few neighbours will they go along with it and SHE is supplying them with the sweets etc. to give to the kids, and she will take them only to those pre arranged houses.
It is a long weekend here in NZ.( Labour weekend. ) Most of my time will be taken up with garden jobs. I have a very long list starting with mowing all the lawns, which are quite long and leaf littered.Planting and weeding to do too.Orange picking and nut collecting too. If it rains as it just might I have an indoor list too.