Monday, August 3, 2009

Quilters' Circle - 3rd August, 2009

Today is the first Monday in August, so the Quilters' Circle met again to sew, chat, and admire each others' work.

Leigh brought in her "stack 'n' slash"-style quilt. Here's a close-up of the beads she is using to embellish the quilt:

The beads serve two purposes - helping to hold the quilt sandwich together, and looking very cute! The background of those ladybirds, and the fabric in the upper left, are both purple, but somehow the camera has lost a lot of the purpleness. The shot below of the whole quilt really doesn't do it justice. I've tried to adjust the colours but I can't get the proper lush purple effect.

Marie and Marilyn each worked on projects that have already featured in the blog, and both also brought along a special project they are working on with another group they both belong to. Details and photos may appear some time in the future, as the project is a surprise for someone.

We had a visit from a local patchworker who came to check out what we do. We hope she will join us to sew and chat in future.

Joy added some embroidery to blocks for her blue Baltimore-album quilt. One of her blocks has been shown here previously, on the 4th May. If you click on the photos you can get a super-sized view, which allows you to see the details. Here's another block from the quilt, featuring a lovely woven basket:

Joy also showed us her plan for putting these blocks together, which left us all gob-smacked. Each block is full of intricate detail, but the final quilt will contain so much more.

Vireya has finished the vase of flowers block from Esther Aliu's Red Delicious quilt. Here it is, along with two previously completed blocks from the same project (the red ones), and the beginnings of the next block (the purple fan). Today the fan block received some appliqu├ęd leaves, and it will get some embroidery and ribbons before it is finished.

The neighbourhood house is approaching its 18th birthday, and we all had to sign the card:

The pen may give you some idea of the size of the card. Those shiny circles are little mirrors, but a camera flash isn't really the best way to capture their sparkle. Happy birthday, Sussex!

Our next meeting is 17th August, 1:00pm. Hope to see you there!

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