Monday, June 23, 2014

Quilters' Circle - 23rd June, 2014

It has been four weeks since our last meeting, which was quite a gap, but fortunately we will have a bonus "5th Monday" meeting next week.

Mary from the knitters group showed us this lovely blanket she crocheted, which she's finished just in time for today's winter weather:
It is a beautiful blend of 13 different coloured 8-ply yarns. It is quite large - there are two people hiding behind it holding it up.

Since our last meeting Glennys has returned from her travels to Dubai, Italy and Turkey, and today she entertained us with travellers tales. She is also trying out some English paper piecing:
The pattern she is using is "Rose Garden" by Yvonne Skodt.

Today she picked up a few suggestions for making covering the paper pieces easier, and by the end of the session had a few more pieces ready.

Marie has been working on community quilts using Eleanor Burns' "Fabric Frenzy" block. She showed us this single-bed top ready for quilting, which includes a few blocks Vireya made as well:
The greens, blues and purples create a restful colour scheme, and the scrappy fabrics hide the block design.
Today Marie finished stitching the binding on a cot-sized quilt in the same design:

Check out the cute manatees on the back:
When she packed everything up at the end of our session, we realised the bag Marie was using was in the same colour scheme as her quilts:

Vireya spent time today making alterations to a pattern for a t-shirt making class she is doing on Craftsy:
Maybe she will have a t-shirt to show us at the next meeting.

That next meeting will be next Monday, 30th June. See you again then!

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