Monday, May 28, 2012

Quilters' Circle - 28th May, 2012

Lots of variety to show you from the meeting this afternoon!

Glennys is making this quilt for another new arrival in her family. She started with a block found in a quilting calendar and made four blocks using a "quilt-as-you-go" technique.
Today she stitched down the back of the sashing strips by hand. Here's the back of the quilt:
It features some very cute fabrics, so the quilt can be used either side up.

Joy brought along all the finished panels of her long-term appliqué project, and spread them out for us to see:
Added later: The name of this pattern is "Eye Candy", and it was designed by Judy Garden, and published in 1999.

It is very hard to photograph the whole thing, as because the panels aren't joined, they can't be held up, but because they are so large, photographing them involves standing on a chair and lifting the camera over your head. This was the best of a bunch of attempts to include every panel. In real life, they look wonderful! There are two more narrow panels to be made, then borders (also appliquéd) to add. So it should keep Joy busy for a while yet.

You may remember that last time Marie showed us the first step of a mystery quilt she is making in another group. She's done two more steps since then, so before we see what she brought along today, here is a progress shot taken a week ago of the second step:
This is what Marie had suspected she would be doing to her squares. But the surprise came with the third step, which had her cutting her work apart again then re-making it a second time:
Here's a closer view of just one block, so you can see how the whirly-gigs have turned into flower shapes with the second re-assembly:
Intriguing and amazing!

Carol is still unpicking prairie points on a couple of sides of her baby quilt, but here's a shot of one of the sides where they have been removed then re-attached correctly:
It really is a lovely quilt. The colours are warmer than they look here.

Vireya decided how to assemble the diamonds she was making at our last meeting, and today she stitched together this star shape, in between having to go and talk to other people. 
She was also celebrating a very recent birthday, so there were some presents and a cake which weren't photographed because of the interruptions. Thank you to Marie for bringing the cake!

Our next meeting won't be for four weeks, because of the Queen's Birthday public holiday in June. So we will see you again on Monday, 25th June.


  1. Fantastic work--and sorry about the interruptions!

  2. these look very nice,
    I want to make a quilt for my baby but have no idea (other than what I read on the net so far) and was wondering if I can come along to your circles to learn a thing or two while I attend my beginner sewing classes ( I figured I need some basic sewing lessons first so I can do a straight line :)

    1. Yasmin, you are welcome to come along. We're not a class, but we all have skills we are happy to pass along. There are some magazines in the House that could also help you with ideas for a beginner baby quilt.