Monday, April 22, 2013

Quilters' Circle - 22nd April, 2013

Autumn is definitely here, and we felt the need for the heater to take the chill off the air in our meeting room.

Suzanne brought in a collection of bags to show us. They were all made in South Africa by Linda du Toit. First is a pair of small quilted shoulder bags, featuring hand- and machine-stitched embellishments, and interesting glass bead closures:
The fabrics also look like hand-dyes. Aren't they wonderful bags?

Next we have an under-water scene on a bag:
Beading and hand-stitching create a coral reef, and a sheer layer over the top holds in some of the decorative elements while adding to the watery feel.

Next a tote bag constructed of an African print:
And decorated with beautiful beads and shell buttons:

Lastly a tote made of a hessian outer which features hand-printed guineafowl. The lining fabric is an African shweshwe fabric also featuring guineafowl:
The other side of the bag features some actual guineafowl feathers, but I didn't get a good picture of them. Thanks for bringing in this wonderful collection, Suzanne!

Marie showed us her year quilt, which is continuing to grow. She has started on the second row:

Today Vireya stitched pieces of her quilt together with tiny stitches:

Both Glennys and Marie appliqu├ęd dots. Here are Glennys's:

Marie's collection of dots ready to be sewn:

Our next meeting is only one week away, because April has five Mondays. See you again on 29th April!

1 comment:

  1. All those projects are beautiful; what a clever lot of ladies you all are! Those bags that Suzanne brought in are gorgeous!