Monday, December 10, 2012

Quilters' Circle - 10th December, 2012

Our last meeting for the year, and it was great to see some faces we haven't seen for a while. Marilyn came down from Bendigo, and Carol joined us too. Later Carol's daughter Isabella walked into the room as well. Last time we saw Isabella she wasn't crawling, but she is a real toddler now!

It has taken a while for us to discover that knitter Dorothea is a secret quilter. Before the other knitters arrived she showed us this quilt she is working on:
Butterflies, beetles, bees and ants on a wonderfully colourful quilt. The pattern was a kit but I forgot to ask the name of the design and the designer. If you know, please add it to the comments and I'll amend this post with the details.

Goodies spread out on the Christmas tablecloth:

Some people have been very busy making gifts!
Between eating and gift giving and browsing books and magazines, some people did some sewing. Marilyn and Carol each worked on the same projects they had with them last time; Marilyn's motto stitchery, and Carol's prairie points. Marie did some appliqué which wasn't photographed in all the excitement.

Glennys put the finishing touches to the dress and overalls she was cutting out at our last meeting:
Here's a close view of the broderie anglais fabric which Glennys thinks she has had for more than 30 years:

The cute overalls:
Blogger wants you to stretch your neck to the side to see them the right way up.

Vireya has been participating in Bonnie Hunter's online mystery Easy Street:
A selection of parts made in the first three steps of the mystery. The purples, as usual, are more purpley in real life than in the photo. The  mystery runs for several more weeks, and then it will be interesting to see how it all goes together!

Our next meeting will be on 11th February, 2013. That seems a very long way away! In the meantime, we wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year.