Monday, August 23, 2010

Quilters' Circle - 23rd August, 2010

Today is the fourth Monday in August, so that means it is Quilters' Circle day.  A few people couldn't make it - we hope they will be back with us next time.

Joy showed us this Torii gate she has made to add to her Japanese quilt:

Joy created the design based on blocks in the two books of Japanese designs she brought along in back in May.  We all admired how she has used the fabrics to enhance the design.  Today she was hand piecing another circle for the miniature quilt she showed us part of last time:

tiny pieces!

Marilyn brought along her machine so that she could continue piecing sections of her mystery quilt.  Here is what she has done so far.  We all played with ways of arranging these strips, and tried to guess what it would turn in to, without much success!

There are a few more parts to the mystery.  You can see that there are quite a few pieces cut and pieced that haven't been used yet, and there may well be more cutting required before the mystery is revealed.  It is keeping us all intrigued, not just those who are doing it.

Marie was appliqueing, and brought along some books for us to enjoy:

Carole was cutting pieces of black and white fabrics to make several blocks from the book 200 Quilt Blocks to Mix and Match by Davina Thomas.  She is making the blocks as a border for a quilt.

Arrangement in grey and black: not the artist's mother

Vireya was also appliqueing.  She brought along the completed sock monkey she was working on in our last meeting (there was no photo because it was a secret project) so people could see what all those bits became once they were assembled.

monkey keeps an eye on proceedings

Our next meeting is only a week away, because there are five Mondays this month.  Hope to see you then!

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