Monday, March 24, 2014

Quilters' Circle - 24th March, 2014

It is a month since our last meeting, so it was nice to see what everyone has been up to in the interim.

Before we look at everyone's work, think about what you might want to keep in this pretty box Debbie made:
It is shaped rather like a pirate chest, and closes securely with a loop over the butterfly button. What would you keep in it? Read on to find out its actual contents.

During the break Marie made some pillows to match the dolly quilt we saw in February:
They will allow the little girl's doll and teddy to get a good night's sleep!

Marie has also made this top, featuring lots of animal prints:
The adults had enough fun looking at all the different fabrics - the child who finally receives the quilt is sure to get a lot of enjoyment from it as well as warmth.

And as if that weren't enough, Marie has also assembled and quilted this quilt, and today she stitched down the binding:
Very cute! And Marie found the perfect fabrics for her borders and backing on sale for just $2 per metre. What a find!

Glennys has added the borders to a quilt we saw in progress last year:
Lots of butterflies on these pretty fabrics which were chosen by Glennys' granddaughter.

Today Glennys was blanket-stitching the edges of a fleece blanket featuring very cute dinosaurs:

Debbie brought along "Doug the Bug", her pincushion made from a pattern by Hatched and Patched.
He's made of very touchable felted wool, but you have to watch out for those pins it you try to cuddle him.

And here's the answer to what is in Debbie's treasure-chest:
Her husband found that it was just the right size to hold a roll of toilet paper for his trips away! Bet you didn't think of that.

Vireya showed us the first two borders on her mystery quilt, and the fabric she has for the outer border:

Today she spent time pressing some of the seams:
The individual blocks are all pressed, but the seams joining the strips of blocks together (like that running down from the top left corner) haven't been. Before the quilt can be basted they all need to be as flat as possible. There's a long way to go.

This month has five Mondays, so it will only be one week until we meet again. See you then!

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