Monday, September 12, 2011

Quilters' Circle - 12th September, 2011

It's the second Monday of September, so that means it is Quilters' Circle day.

Today we were happy to have Joy back with us, still not feeling 100%, but much better than she has been.  We hope she is even better next time. We also had a lovely surprise when Marilyn arrived! We haven't seen her for quite a while, so it was great to catch up. We missed Julie, who has an assignment due later this week, so is very busy working out how to do footnotes and the like, and Wendy sent her apologies and hopes she can make it next time.

Glennys worked on the binding of this baby quilt she has made for a new arrival in her extended family, and got two sides stitched down.

Joy worked on this hanging which none of us have ever seen before. It's inspired by William Morris's designs:

Carol has started a quilt in autumn tones for her grandmother. Today she managed to cut and arrange some squares one-handed, while holding baby Isabella in her other arm.
That's multi-tasking!

Marilyn showed us this bag her sister made for her a while back. It has lots of room inside, and pockets and zips, and is very handy:
Marilyn's new home is at the frustrating stage when it seems nearly finished, but there are still lots of little jobs; floor coverings to be laid, heaters and kitchen appliances to be installed, and the like. She is really looking forward to moving in and unpacking all her belongings (including her quilting things). Today she worked on this cute little long-stitch teddy bear:

Marie worked on her hand-quilting, and brought along some interesting old quilting magazines that I forgot to photograph. We all enjoyed looking though them.

Vireya spread out her hexagon quilt and showed us how the border might look.
The general consensus is that there needs to be some triangles of the dark-greys and blacks included in the border. But because she is waiting for the optometrist to put new lenses in her glasses, marking dots on the back of the triangles for when she sews them together was about all Vireya could see to do today:

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on 26th September. Hope we will see you then!

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