Monday, July 20, 2009

Quilters' Circle - 20th July, 2009

Today was the 3rd Monday in July, so the Quilters' Circle met again.

Marie brought along this fantastic bright top to show us. The centre design is a feathered star, then each successive design is done using different techniques. This is a large quilt, so unfortunately only a tiny part of the outer ring of blocks (which I think are "delectable mountain") can be seen:

Joy brought along these sweet Japanese girls, who normally hang on a wall in Joy's home. They were completed in 1997.

Marilyn was completing the joins on the back of her quilt. All nine blocks are together, with their sashing and cornerstones:

Next step is adding a border. Marilyn also brought along a few fabrics to get some colour advice from everyone for her next project. Pictures of that will have to wait!

Joy did some quilting on this amazing piece of work:

Again, the whole quilt is not showing here. The photographer needs to stand further back! The design for this quilt is by Patchworks Unlimited, our local quilt shop. There are all sorts of techniques in this quilt; stencilling, painting, piecing, appliqué, and embroidery can be seen. Here's a close-up view of a cute little fellow done in stumpwork who you might just be able to see above, amongst the gum leaves on the left-hand side:

Vireya worked on another flower for that Red Delicious block-of-the-month project. She is only 6 months behind with it now!

In between all that, we looked through some books and magazines, enjoyed a cuppa (Marie and Joy's mug bags shown below), and of course enjoyed much conversation!

Our next meeting will be in 2 weeks, on the 3rd August. In the meantime, we will be checking our stashes for "bug" fabric in primary colours for Leigh's next project. Perhaps Leigh could leave a comment here telling what size pieces she needs if we do find something suitable?

Happy sewing, everyone!

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