Monday, May 14, 2012

Quilters' Circle - 14th May, 2012

It's the second Monday of May, so here's what the quilters have been up to.

Another quilt group that Marie belongs to are starting a mystery project, and she brought along the first step to show us:
Marie thinks she knows where this is going, so it will be interesting to see if her suspicions are correct.

Today Marie was hand-quilting her green pyramids quilt, "Into the Forest".
We haven't seen this one for a while, but the cool weather has brought it out again. I think the last time we saw it was the first time we met baby Isabella.

Isabella came along today as well, and once she woke up she smiled a lot to show us her new teeth. Carol recently attended a retreat with Essendon Quilters, where someone showed her how to attach prairie points to the edge of her quilt. You may remember that last time Carol brought this quilt along, she was stuck at the corners.
It turns out that she had attached the points to the wrong side of the quilt, so now Carol is gradually unpicking them to move them to where they should be. And wishing she hadn't sewed them on very, very securely!

Mary showed us these lovely doilies she crocheted. The pattern came from a doily her grandmother made. Mary analysed the pattern, then made several herself using a fine cotton.

Today Mary worked on covering her hexagon templates. She tried using these clips to hold her fabric in place, but they are a bit strong and are not easy to remove.
So Mary is going to look for some that are a bit gentler, like the clips Vireya uses.

Vireya also did some English paper piecing today, making some diamonds, and then playing with possible arrangements:

So that's what we did. Of course we had lots to talk about, and hot drinks to enjoy while it rained outside. We'll be back again in two weeks, on 28th May.  See you then!

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