Monday, March 25, 2013

Quilters' Circle - 25th March, 2013

Leigh brought along her very cute quilt for new baby Henry:
It sparked a bit of discussion of how it was made (it's a disappearing 9-patch with a couple of strips added to complete the design), and what colours would work for binding. The dark squares feature glow-in-the-dark fabric, which is fun.

Marie showed us these brooches she made at her quilting class:
Would anyone like to guess what they are shaped over? There's fabric and wadding on the front, and thick felt with a brooch attachment at the back, but what provides the stability? Guesses in the comments, please!

Marie has embarked on a long-term project; a year quilt! Each day is represented by a piece of fabric, and these are joined into a star shape for each week. Sunday is the central hexagon, and the other six days are the points of the star. Here's the first two weeks put together:
The weeks will be separated by the white diamonds of background fabric. By the end of today's session, Marie had pieced week three. Sunday was very hot that week:
It will be interesting to see it grow week by week for a year.

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on 8th April.