Monday, August 8, 2011

Quilters' Circle - 8th August, 2011

Today was an exciting meeting of the Quilters' Circle. Carol was back, and brought along the best "Show and Tell" ever!
Looks as if the photographer managed to make Isabella a little blurry. (But everything was a little blurry today - see below.) We heard that she isn't always as peaceful as this, but we all wish the proud new parents a wonderful life with their precious daughter.

Leigh told us about her recent trip to tropical Queensland, and brought along this booklet about the Bowen Shire quilt, which she saw on her trip:

Joy worked on her appliqué, but somehow no photos were taken of that.

Richard and Vireya were both machining, but Richard was having some difficulties with his thread, which broke his last needle so his machine was packed up before the camera had a chance to get to him. Vireya's little Lotus wasn't playing up (even if it looks a little blurry...), which she is thankful for, as she is trying to meet a deadline:
Next time we should be able to see a full picture of the project she has been working on since last year.

Julie worked on some English Paper-Pieced hexagons. It's a technique she hasn't tried before, but enjoyed:
She said it was tricky because she hadn't brought the right glasses with her, but the blurriness of this picture can only be blamed on the photographer. In real life, they look great! Julie also showed us her thimbles, which she didn't have with her last time when we took the group thimble shot:
These are both Clover products. The one on the left is made of a soft flexible rubber, and the right-hand one is adjustable.  Forgot to ask which is best, or if they have different strengths.

Glennys worked on the ninth block of her "My Blue Heaven" quilt:
I'm not sure how many blocks there are all together, but 9 sounds as if it should be getting towards the end. How many to go, Glennys?

Marie is hand-quilting her green "thousand pyramids" quilt, which she has titled Into The Forest:
The quilting follows organic, tree-branch lines, although you can't see it in a long-shot like this. We'll have to get a close-up next time.

Our next get-together will be on 22nd August. Happy sewing until then!

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