Monday, October 11, 2010

Quilters' Circle - 11th October, 2010

Here we are in October already. Today was a lovely warm spring day, "except for the wind", which everyone seemed to say.

Joy has put together the top of her Japanese quilt:

The design is Joy's adaptation of a pattern called "Japanese Collection" by Leesa Chandler. Joy has replaced many of the original blocks with her own selection of Japanese designs, as Leesa encourages people to do in the pattern. Here's a better view of the centre block, showing the kimono flap open:

Unfortunately the lady's face is a bit bleached out in the photograph. But can you see that the inside of her kimono is also pieced?

As if that weren't enough, Joy has also completed the fourth (all hand-pieced) mariners' compass block for her miniature quilt:

Marie also had something special to show us. She has completed a delightful quilt that we can't show right now, as it is a gift. Come back tomorrow to see it!

Marilyn is making another of the blocks from the "Working with Triangles" course. She showed us her first one back in April. Today she was ruling lines on the back to help with accurate piecing:

The sandpaper stops the tiny pieces moving around while they are being worked on.

Glennys did some stitching on a Christmas wall-hanging project she started a little while back:

Cute, aren't they?

Vireya appliqu├ęd some yoyos:

We'll have to get a a photo of the whole thing next time.

Our next meeting will be in a fortnight— the 25th October (fourth Monday of the month). But you don't have to wait that long— come back tomorrow to see Marie's completed quilt.

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