Monday, May 27, 2013

Quilters' Circle - 27th May, 2013

Today we were joined by Valerie, a visitor from the Northern Territory. She showed us photos of quilts she has made, and lots of goodies she has been buying in our local quilt shops. She picked a good day for the visit, as we were also celebrating Vireya's birthday. There were cakes and biscuits, as well as a lovely fabric gift:

Valerie practised some free-motion work on one of the House's machines, while Marie and Vireya each hand-sewed down binding. Marie almost finished this quilt we saw last time:
And Vireya got about a quarter of the way around this larger quilt:
Thank you to the two knitters who held it up for the photo! The quilt is an adaptation of Kerry Dear's "Candied Hexagons" pattern published in Quilters Companion 18.

Vireya showed us these goodies which she won as a door prize at the recent Geelong Quilt-In:
Very lucky! The pig is a tape measure with a rubbery tassel on the end of his tail.

Marie showed this top which is now ready to be quilted:

And here is her year quilt, the first three months of which are now complete:
Proof the year is flying by!

Further proof is that our next meeting will be on 24th June. That's because of the Queen's Birthday holiday in  June. See you after the solstice!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Quilters' Circle - 13th May, 2013

Back again, and this time with photos!

We started our meeting on a sunny afternoon, then watched as rain and hail arrived outside. Fortunately the weather cleared again before we had to leave.

Glennys worked on the blanket-stitch appliqué on a couple of blocks of her "My Blue Heaven" quilt:
There are not many blocks left to go now!

Marie showed us this baby quilt she is making for a charitable group:
Lots of bright and happy fabrics for a little one to enjoy! The quilt is ready for binding, but today Marie was working on applique, which wasn't photographed.

Vireya made a couple of star shapes for her long-term English-paper-piecing project:
Then tried out some arrangements for adding them to the quilt:
This is not the one she settled on, though.

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on 27th May.  See you then!