Monday, September 24, 2012

Quilters' Circle - 24th September, 2012

Another small meeting group today.

Marie has joined together quite a few of her quilt-as-you-go blocks from last time. She has used a creamy-beige fabric for the front,

and black on the back.
Today Marie stitched down some of these strips.

Vireya brought along all the bits she has made for her paper-piecing project, and spread them out to see how they look together, and what she needs to make to fill in the gaps:
Today she made a few pale green pentagons to fill a gap or two:

Our next meeting will be in 2 weeks, on Monday 8th October.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Quilters' Circle - 10th September, 2012

A very small gathering of quilters today; just two of us were able to attend.

Marie did some more hand-quilting on her green thousand-pyramid quilt. Here it is spread out to check on progress:
Since our last meeting Marie has also made a set of quilt-as-you-go blocks. She made them a bit differently to the QAYG blocks we made for bushfire and flood victims early last year.
Instead of using strips for the whole block, Marie made half of each block from strips, but the other half is either plain or simply pieced, then free-motion quilted. It looks great, and is a really nice variation with an opportunity for some free-motion practice.

Vireya made some blue diamond shapes today:
She also brought along this book:
It is the catalogue of a recent exhibition in the USA, curated by Jenny Bowker. Jenny brought an exhibition of the Cairo tentmakers' work to Melbourne in 2007, which was fantastic. Since then she has organised shows in various other countries, but this may be the first time a catalogue has been published. The work is stunning, as you can see from this sample page:
Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on 24th September.