Monday, November 24, 2014

Quilters' Circle - 24th November, 2014

Can you believe that is is already our second-last meeting for the year? None of us can!

Debbie has complete a few more stitcheries for her Truly Aussie quilt. Here's a very recognisable structure:
Today she worked on this swaggie:

Here is Glennys's project sitting on the magazine photo that inspired her:

It is a traditional block called "Jack in the Box". Glennys is using the English paper-piecing method to construct it.

Marie showed us this little quilt she is working on:
The centre is an orphan block her teacher had, and Marie is turning it into a cot-sized quilt by adding borders. We were impressed with how the triangle border fits the sides so exactly. That sort of maths can be tricky.

Today Marie continued stitching her hexagon project to the backing fabric:

Vireya stitched together a couple of sections of her Flower Ball quilt:
It's coming together, but later this week Vireya will be starting the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, so this project might be put aside while that happens.

Our final meeting for the year will be in two weeks, on 8th December. See you again then!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Quilters' Circle - 10th November, 2014

Marie's birthday is later this week, so we had some special goodies for afternoon tea at our meeting today, and there were also some presents:
A closer look at the cute little fabric basket:
It is made from a couple of squares of fabric, stitched at the corners to make a box shape.

Marie showed us the start of a new project:
These strips will become a placemat in the shape of a ginkgo leaf. Today Marie worked on her hexagon project, but somehow we didn't get a photo of that.

It was lovely to see Marilyn, who was able to join us today. She worked on an owl stitchery, and showed us a few which she has already finished:
It's a long-term project, which is a handy size for taking to meetings. They are very cute owls!

Debbie has been very busy. Over the long weekend she completed lots of stitchery panels for her Truly Aussie quilt (designed by Helen Stubbings):
Here's a close-up view of one of them:
But she still has quite a pile to go:
The pattern included iron-on transfers for all the designs, which is a handy way to get them onto the fabric, especially as there are so many.

Glennys has completed another block for her EPP (English paper piecing) project:
But today she too was working on a stitchery:
This one is a Christmas design, which will have some patchwork surrounding it. It is a pattern from an old edition of Patchwork and Quilting magazine, called Family and Friends and designed by Sonya Cormaux-Jones.

Vireya used one of the large tables to spread out and trace a dress pattern from an Ottobre magazine:
It looks confusing, and even though she has a lot of experience at using patterns like this, she did trace the wrong line in a couple of places. Will we see the finished dress before the end of the year?

We have only a couple of meetings left this year. See you again for our next one, on 24th November.