Monday, September 26, 2011

Quilters' Circle - 26th September, 2011

Here it is, the 4th Monday in September already.

We heard the news that Joy has been in hospital since our last meeting, and is still unwell. Joy, we all hope you are feeling better soon!

Julie bought along some hand-quilting to do:
It's a project she has been working on for a while. Each block (and there are 49 of them) takes about 90 minutes to quilt, which means in just a few months of Quilters' Circle meetings, the whole thing will be finished!

Marie showed us these miniature blocks she has made since last time:
She is planning to make them into a bag when she has enough. Today she made this tiny hexagon flower for the next block:

Since our last meeting, Vireya has made and attached the final borders on her quilt of somewhat larger hexagons:
Thanks to the two people holding it up for the photo! (Can you guess who they are?) Today Vireya cut the batting and backing for the quilt, but it needs a good press before it can be basted.

Glennys worked on the appliqué for her "My Blue Heaven" quilt, but had to leave early to go and look after her granddaughter, so we didn't get a photograph of it.

Carol cut some more squares of the quilt she is making for her grandmother, then showed us these bibs she is making:
She is embellishing them with appliqué and decorative machine stitches, then they will be finished with bias binding and velcro fasteners. Very cute!

Carol also showed us the progress she has made with her prairie points on the baby quilt:
They are all attached, and now Carol is up to the binding. Unfortunately none of us have done this sort of finish before, so we couldn't offer any advice about how the corners should be handled. Might have to do a little googling for that one! Meanwhile Isabella kept us entertained by smiling at us. The good news is that she is starting to occasionally sleep almost through the night, much to the relief of her parents!

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on the 10th October.  See you again then!

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