Monday, August 12, 2013

Quilters' Circle - 12th August, 2013

A small number of quilters braved the horrible weather for today's meeting.

The main achievement for the afternoon was getting this quilt of Vireya's pin-basted:
With two people working on it, it was completely pinned in less than an hour. Vireya was very happy to see it get to this point, as it has been hanging around as just a top for several years. The quilt is a design by Bonnie Hunter called Leap Frog. The pattern doesn't seem to be on Bonnie's website, but is available as a pdf file here.

Once the basteing was done, Marie went back to appliquéing her dots:
She has only six more stems without their dots, and is happy to be so close to the end of this project. We may see the whole top all put together soon. As she was sewing, Marie told us about a recent trip she took with another quilting group. They visited the textile conservation area at the National Gallery of Victoria. Marie described some historic quilts she saw, and some patchwork garments which sounded amazing. The gallery have many textile treasures which are not on display.

Vireya brought along this cushion to show us:
You may remember seeing it as a half-made block at our last meeting. Since then it has been quilted with an all-over design. Here's a back view of the quilting:
This design is Dogwood created by Elizabeth Hartman. She has instructions on her website here.

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on 26th August. See you again then!

1 comment:

  1. Looking good! I love the all over quilting design for the cushion.