Monday, September 29, 2014

Quilters' Circle - 29th September, 2014

Today was our bonus "fifth Monday of the month" meeting.

Marie brought along this lovely children's book which we all enjoyed reading:

Marie showed us the background fabric her hexagons will be appliqu├ęd to:
Today she stitch together a few more hexagon flowers. She also showed us a new project she has begun - one block of the pattern Fabric Fusion from Modern Quilt Studio:
She is planning to make 30 of these blocks. It should be fun choosing fabrics for this colourful quilt.

Debbie showed us this lovely garden journal which is another pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched:
However, Debbie will be using the journal to record her craft projects, rather than garden projects.

Today Debbie worked on the last panel of sayings for her Truly Aussie quilt:
We may be seeing this quilt coming together soon!

In between her adventures packing up and moving home, Vireya has made a few parts of Wild and Goosey blocks (designed by Bonnie Hunter). They are made using the paper foundation piecing method. The pattern was published by Quiltmaker magazine, and the template can be downloaded from their site. Today she trimmed the sections she has done so far:
Here's the pile of trimmings after the last one was done:
Now the paper needs to come off the back of each one, so that they can be assembled into blocks. The sections will be put together with sashing to complete the blocks as per this mock-up:
Vireya is trying to make the whole quilt without cutting any fabric from her stash - just using scrap pieces left over from other projects. As she was packing up her sewing room she found a few such pieces she had forgotten about. For example, the sashing fabric in the above photo is actually the assembly instructions printed on a toy panel Vireya made up years ago.

We had some fun playing with different ways the blocks could be arranged.

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on 13th October. See you again then!

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