Monday, September 27, 2010

Quilters' Circle - 27th September, 2010

Today a small group of quilters met at the Neighbourhood House.

Glennys put the finishing touches on a couple of sundresses she is making for her grand-daughter's first birthday.  One is in a gingham-like print with added caterpillars:
And the other a cherry print.   We marvelled at the "vintage" cherry buttons Glennys had found in her stash to go with this one:

 Marie showed up the progress she has made on her latest quilt, which is looking really good.  No photos, because it is a gift for someone!  Today she worked on more segments for the baby ball.

Vireya showed us this purse which she has made since our last meeting, testing a new pattern for Nicole Mallalieu.

Today she was making more pentagon shapes.  She is starting to get sick of them, but she doesn't want to start any new projects until a few works-in-progress are completed.

A member of the knitting group, Karin, recently had a trip to Norway. She brought this book to show us:

It features works by Norway's first professional quilter, Grete Gulliksen Moe.  We all enjoyed seeing Grete's work.  The picture below is of my favourite, but there were many lovely pieces.

Grete is a designer, a patchwork and quilting teacher, and Scandinavia's best-selling author in this field.  Her website shows some of her other works and her books.

Leigh also dropped in to show us her latest project, the Twin Stars quilt from the book Jelly Roll Quilts by  Pam and Nicky Lintott.  She had a very cute selection of fabric, which I didn't think of photographing at the time.

Carole, Joy and Marilyn couldn't be with us due to other commitments.  We hope to see them and you back with us at our next meeting, which will be on 11th October.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Quilters' Circle - 13th September, 2010

Today the Quilters' Circle got together again. While we sewed productively, we chatted about a range of topics including appropriate gifts for a baby shower. We read some magazines and compared how people dressed up for photos then and now. Then we had to try and work out how long ago the then magazine was published!

Glennys blanket-stitched around a baby blanket:
When she finished that, she moved on to some appliqué which wasn't photographed.  We'll have to get it next time.

Joy appliquéd more of the final panel of her black-background wall hanging:
This panel is nearly finished, although that doesn't mean the whole project is nearly done. There are borders and sashing strips to be appliquéd as well.

Marie is making a baby ball like the one Joy brought along in August. Today she cut out sections from some cheerful fabrics:

Carol worked on the flowers of this lovely appliqué panel:
The design is Whitefriars Ruby by Robyn Falloon. It was published in Beautiful Country Crafts in 2009 (vol 21, number 4).

Marilyn has been very self-disciplined, and has not read our last blog entry which showed Marie's completed mystery. She also hasn't opened the last two sets of instructions. Today she pieced a couple more of the rows:

Vireya showed us this cover she made for her Kobo ereader since our last meeting:
Today she made more of those pentagon shapes.

Our next meeting will be on 27th September. Hope you can join us then!