Monday, February 22, 2010

Quilters' Circle - 22nd February, 2010

Today was our second meeting at the house for February.

We all missed Joy, who couldn't be with us. We hope you'll be back with us next time, Joy!

Remember last time I only showed pictures of one of the bags Marie had made? Here's the two sides of the other one, which she made for a lucky coffee-drinker:


Since our last meeting, Marie has been busy. Here's her latest creation, which we all oo-ed and ah-ed over today:


Everyone wanted to take those cute dogs home!

During the meeting Marie removed all the tacking from the hand-quilted cushion cover she worked on last time, then trimmed off the excess batting and backing:


Marilyn continued sewing down the binding on her quilt. She is also pondering what her next bring-along project might be.

Vireya appliqu├ęd this chilli for the next of her Red Delicious blocks:



It was finished apart from the stem by the end of the meeting.

Our next meeting will be on 8th March, from 1:00 - 3:30. Come and join us if you can, or come back here then to read all about it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Quilters' Circle - 8th February, 2010

It was our first meeting at the House for the year. Unfortunately Joy and Marilyn couldn't be with us. We hope they'll both be fighting fit soon, and be back with us next time.

We were feeling a bit apprehensive about today's meeting, as we now share the room with another group, and we weren't sure how that would all work.

Leigh brought along this colourful floor-quilt she is making for her grand-daughter:

For quieter times, the back of the quilt is more restful tones. We looked at some photos of her grand-daughter enjoying the bug quilt. Leigh will soon write a post about that herself. She also showed us this coaster she was given:


It is a simple but effective design. If you would like to make some of these yourself, there are instructions available here, and there's also a round version here.

Vireya brought along this top she finished recently:


The pattern is a design called "Leapfrog" by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville, although because Vireya prefers the metric system she re-engineered the blocks to her own measurements. The next step is to make a backing, then baste the layers. During our meeting, she made some more pentagon shapes.

Marie has completed the top of the miniature version of her dog quilt that she was working on in January:

It is so cute! Marie has managed to find prints of a small enough scale that they can feature even in those tiny squares in the corners of the blocks.

Marie did some hand quilting during the meeting, and she also brought along some bags she made recently. Here's the two sides of one of them:


























I'll post photos of another one in a future report, when I've worked out how to get those photos where I want them.

Our next meeting will be at the house on 22nd February, at 1:00pm. Happy sewing in the meantime!