Monday, August 11, 2014

Quilters' Circle - 11th August, 2014

We were greeted today by bits of someone's stash which had been donated to the house:
Fabric, bias binding, zips, etc. Some of these goodies were labelled in pre-metric measurements (meaning before the early 1970s), and some even had pre-decimal price tags (before 1966)! So we all spent a some time hunting for items we would find useful.

Marie advised us of the upcoming August Made in Thornbury community market:
Note the quilt exhibition - Marie's quilting class will be displaying their work as an added attraction.

Today Marie stitched together some more of her cute little hexagons. She is building up quite a stack:
Spread them out to get a better look:
And a close-up of just one:
Very sweet!

Debbie embroidered another saying on her Truly Aussie quilt (designed by Helen Stubbings). Hands up everyone whose mother told them she would have their guts for garters?
According to World Wide Words, this originated in Britain in the 1700s, so only the "mate" at the end makes it particularly "Aussie".

Glennys made some progress on her EPP (English paper-piecing) project, assembling some "V" shapes:
Adding a large triangle:
And at least one small triangle:
So her first motif is almost complete.

Vireya prepared pieces for the last flowers in her Flower Ball quilt (designed by Geta Grama):
The colours are not accurate, as they are more purple and less blue in real life. This is flower number 20 of 22, so very soon she will be stitching all the pieces together.

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on 25th August. See you then!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely projects there! What a trip down memory lane with those old habby items :-)