Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quilters' Circle - 27th April, 2015

Sorry this report is late, but I have had internet access issues this week.

On Monday Vireya showed us all the "free" goodies she got at the AQC, plus the quilting she did in two one-day workshops with Debby Brown:

Marie is making a baby quilt for neighbours whose baby is imminent:
Here's the front view:
Lots of cute fabrics in there!

Debby is close to the end of her "Truly Aussie" quilt. She is hand-quilting the blocks individually:
And each block is double-sided:
Here's how far she has to go before she starts assembling the quilt:
Everything below the red line is quilted, and the ones above the line are pinned ready to quilt. It won't be long before Debbie is putting it all together.

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on the 11th of May. And that will mark six years since our first meeting report was blogged back here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Quilters' Circle - 13th April, 2015

School holidays are over, so there were more people at the house and on the roads today.

Glennys has completely assembled the top of her My Blue Heaven quilt (designed by Therese Hylton):
It looks great all together! But after assembling it she noticed that some of the embroidery was missing from one block, so today she worked on that.

Here's a close-up of Marie's latest project:
And the full picture:
The young girl this one is for is sure to love it. We all enjoyed finding little surprises in the fabrics. Today Marie was stitching down the binding. She already has her next project lined up - a baby quilt for her neighbours. She is a busy quilter!

Vireya now has four completed Zoo Animals blocks:
Today she worked on an applique kit she was given many years ago:
Unfortunately the Vliesofix has separated from its backing because it is so old, so ironing these pieces down will be a bit tricky.

Debbie showed us this lovely bag she made some time ago:
The pattern from Chandler's Cottage is called Japanese Lunch Bag. Debbie's is completely hand-sewn, and features embroidered panels. She actually did use it for taking her lunch to work.
Today Debbie completed the stitching around this sheep:
He is part of a nativity scene.

So that's it for this meeting. Our next meeting is in two weeks, on 27th April. See you then!