Monday, October 24, 2011

Quilters' Circle - 24th October, 2011

A small band of quilters braved the conditions today for our last October meeting this year. Some of us were planning to come back next week for the 5th Monday meeting, but apparently the house will be shut for a long weekend. There's a horse race or something!

Last time Leigh showed us the completed blocks of her latest project, and today she came to show us how busy she has been since:
All the blocks assembled into a great-looking top! (The pattern is "Sparkling Gemstones" from the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.) Now Leigh is considering her options for borders and binding.

Marie and Glennys brought along a few magazines for us to read.
Lots to look at in these magazines from around the world.

Marie has made some more miniature blocks since our last meeting:

Glennys has started quilting her train quilt, and today worked on the binding.

Vireya showed us some quilting she has started on her oldest UFO (unfinished object).
There is still a lot to do; there are 84 of those pink triangles, and 42 of them have no quilting in them yet. Then there are the dark hexagons in between, and the border to quilt. But Vireya is happy to be making some progress on this quilt which as been "maturing" for a number of years. Today she was playing with ideas for a new paper-piecing project, arranging these shapes in a few different patterns:
It will be interesting to see how they end up.

Our next meeting is not until 14th November. We hope that everyone can be back with us then, as it is Marie's birthday so there will be cake! See you then.

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