Monday, August 30, 2010

Quilters' Circle - 30th August, 2010

Today was our bonus 5th-Monday meeting for August. Outside it was feeling a bit like spring, and we were all a bit surprised at how the end of the year is rushing towards us.

Glennys brought along her sewing machine, and was putting together a quick quilt for a new arrival expected later this week:

The quilt is meant to be used, not handled with care. It's for putting on the floor and throwing in the washing machine. Glennys makes one for each new arrival in her family, and she refers to them as "Pooh and Spew" quilts.

Carol showed us this work in progress:

That's just part of it - she has a few more blocks to make for the whole quilt.  Did she say 60?  We liked the graphic quality of the black and whites.

Vireya covered a few pentagon shapes for the wallhanging she has been working on for a while.

There was quite a bit of appliqué happening today.   Here's Carol in action needleturning:

And here is Joy's buttonhole work:

Joy doesn't consider this to be "proper" appliqué, but she chose this method because of the tiny pieces in this design. 

Marie showed us the goodies she bought at a stash sale this week:

And Marie has finished the mystery quilt that she and Marilyn are doing.  Marilyn wasn't with us today, so we don't know if she has looked at the last lot of instructions yet.

Marilyn, if you haven't, don't read any further!

So that's how all those bits go together!  Fantastic.  Now it will be sandwiched and quilted, and should be finished by Christmas.

Our next meeting will be on 13th September.  Hope to see you then.

1 comment:

  1. BEAUTIFUL quilting. It is like looking at an art gallery.