Monday, February 25, 2013

Quilters' Circle - 25th February, 2013

February and summer are nearly over. Today was warm enough for all of us! We enjoyed the air-conditioner for our get-together.

Glennys started blanket-stitching around this rose, which will become a cushion cover. The pattern was published in a magazine called Crafts Made Easy, and is called A Rose is a Rose. The designer was Julie McKenzie.
By the end of our time together, Glennys had completed the blanket-stitching. Maybe we will see the completed cushion next time?

Marie is adding the circles to the tops of the stems we have seen her working on before. Unfortunately she had left all her prepared circles at home today, but fortunately there were some scraps in the correct colours to be had, so she was able to make a few more so she could keep sewing.
Very cute!

Vireya brought along a pile of QAYG blocks she has been making from time to time since our last batch were sent to Jan Mac's Oz Comfort Quilts appeal.  The appeal is ongoing as there are always people in need of a little comfort; think of the recent fires in Tasmania and floods in Queensland.

Here's part of the pile of blocks spread out:
These have been made from off-cuts or scraps of batting, and donated or left-over fabrics. They are fun to make, and a great way to create something useful from scraps. If you would like to make a few blocks to add to the pile, you can find the instructions on Jan Mac's site here. Another blogger, Kaite, has written her own instructions which you can find here.

Our next meeting is a month away, as there is a public holiday on the second March Monday. We will see you again on 25th March. If you would like to make some QAYG blocks, maybe you can bring them along then?


  1. Your QAYG blocks look so lovely and colourful!

  2. I agree--the QAYG blocks look great--how's the "magic pudding" basket of scraps going?