Friday, April 10, 2015

Quilts & Poppies.

Today I have been into the city to my P & Q group. I hadn't been for a month missing last time being away in Taranaki. I took my blue bucket bag I finished a while ago for "Show and Tell." Here are some other items members had finished.
 This small quilt was made by 6 ladies and put together by R to make a lovely lap quilt.
 C was sewing a hanging sleeve on this large colourful quilt she completed.
She had also finished this work basket. It has 2 lift up lids and compartments inside.

E made this ANZAC themed table centre in honour of her late brother.

 Many ladies took home kits ( in container below ) to make large wearable Flanders poppies in time for ANZC day on the 25th April. We all made donations to give to the local RSA.
 M had kindly prepared the kits for us and showed us how they are put together. The layers of satin , net  and organza  are held in the candle flames to slightly melt the edges of the fabrics and stop them from fraying. They  have a black button in the centre and some black fringed stuff for the stamens. The leaf behind is made from green felt. A brooch pin is sewn of glued to the back. If I get mine done I will show you a close up of it.
 For those of you who don't live in New Zealand or Australia it will be 100 years on the 25th of April since our combined forces ( Anzacs ) landed on the beach at Gallipoli.( WW 1 )
 In my NZ Gardener magazine which arrived yesterday there was a free packet of Flanders poppies seed ( papaver rhoeas ), that they want gardeners to plant on ANZAC day, to commemorate 100 years since the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli. 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
 Between the crosses row on row. ( John McCrae 1872 - 1918 )

1 comment:

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

What a creative bunch of ladies, so many wonderful crafting ideas, and so little time.