Monday, January 18, 2010

Quilters' Circle - 18th January, 2010

Today we had a small gathering at Marie's home. We hope those who couldn't make it will be back with us soon.

Marie has nearly finished this quilt for a special young girl:

The fabrics feature horses and the occasional cowgirl; no cowboys! The quilting design carries through the theme, with the outline of a horseshoe quilted in each block. The blocks are put together in the hidden 9-patch (or disappearing 9-patch) pattern. Marie has even made a matching pillow-case from some of the left-over blocks. It is sure to be loved by the recipient.

Meet Mr. Lion:

Mr. Lion was made for Marie by a friend in 1966. He's in amazingly good shape for his age!

Vireya brought along her most-recently completed Red Delicious block:

Today she made some pentagons with the help of some "handy" clips:

Marie is piecing by hand a quilt for her grandson's teddy-bear. It is a miniature version of the dog quilt she made for him (seen here in last September). Here's the first complete block:

And here's some of the strips Marie has prepared for the blocks:

I don't know why these two pictures are on their sides. There will be twelve blocks in the completed quilt. To give you an idea of the scale, the completed size of the small corner squares will be half an inch. Very cute!

We are not sure when the next Quilters' Circle meeting will be, as late last year we were informed that the meetings at the neighbourhood house might be changing to a different set of Mondays. We are waiting for the house to re-open to confirm just when we will meet. We'll be back again on either the 1st, or the 8th of February. See you then.

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