Monday, October 28, 2013

Quilters' Circle - 28th October, 2013

The end of the year is fast approaching. Even though it feels like winter, the calendar says otherwise. We have only a few meetings left for the year.

It was lovely to see Joy again today! She is making a second version of a wall-hanging quilt she has made once before for another family member:
Today she traced many small pieces of the pattern to make fusible appliqué pieces.

Marie told us about the December Made in Thornbury market. Her quilting class are going to have a have a small quilt show in conjunction with the market:
It should be worth a visit if you are in the area on 7th December.

Marie's quilt class are working on a mystery quilt, and today Marie showed us the next stage of hers:
She has four different sets of blocks assembled, although the ones in the photo are all of type "2". The quilt looks a bit like a "Hidden Wells" design, but it will be interesting to see how they all go together in the end.

Marie also showed us this place-mat top she has assembled since our last meeting:

Glennys brought along these cute aprons she made from some of the pieces of fabric Marie donated at our last meeting:
They led to a few shared reminiscences about having to wear aprons as children.

Today Glennys did some stitching on these Christmas blocks:
Yes, it nearly is that time of year. One of the houses across the road from the Neighbourhood House has their Christmas decorations up already.

Vireya made these pieces:
Then laid out her sunflower quilt to see how they worked in one of the corners to be filled in:
But she wasn't happy with the colour of the green diamonds. They had looked better at home, so it may be the fluorescent lights influencing the colours. Rather than start stitching them into place she decided to take them home and look at them again in daylight. Perhaps she will need to go back to her fabric stash to find an alternative.

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on Remembrance Day, 11th November. See you again then!

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