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.

1 comment:

  1. Lots of lovely things, but my pick for today is the bag--wow that looks good. I guessing the pattern passed the "test"!