Monday, May 18, 2009

Quilters' Circle - 18th May, 2009

It is the 3rd Monday of May, so the Quilters' Circle met again. Here's what we did today.

Joy brought along lots of photos of quilts she has made, and some notes and working drawings for some of them. These were to give Vireya some ideas for a quilt she is planning. Joy also showed us some cute little kimonos she is making for a wall hanging:

She also did some more of her appliqué butterflies which I showed you a detail of in my last report.

Marie worked on joining together a row of quilt-as-you-go blocks from a large quilt she is making, and brought along her wonderful green "Thousand Pyramids". Some of these fabrics came from other members of the group, so it is fun to find ones you recognise.

Marilyn was working on her blocks from last time. They are being put together by a quilt-as-you-go method. The blocks are all basted into sandwiches with the batting and backing, and half are quilted. Today Marilyn was marking the quilting lines on the remaining blocks. For "show and tell", she brought along this lovely cushion cover:

Valda came by to visit and show us some cushions she made a while ago. Valda was one of the makers of the "Coburg Saints" featured in our first blog entry.

She was also wearing a fantastic quilted jacket she made:

Vireya was working on her appliqué flowers, but in the meantime made this paper-pieced kangaroo. The pattern is from the Margaret Rolfe book, Quilt a Koala, although Margaret's kangaroo has two ears. However, this one is meant to look like the Air Force roundel, once it is surrounded by the dark blue fabric you see below it.

In between browsing through magazines and books, drinking tea and coffee, and admiring each others' work, we did all get a little done. Don't forget you are welcome to come and join us any 1st, 3rd or 5th Monday at 1:00pm.

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