Monday, May 25, 2015

Quilters' Circle - 25th May, 2015

We had a surprise visit today from Dianne, who blogs at Coburg Craft Stuff. She donated some craft books,
which we enjoyed looking through. We left a few for the craft and sewing groups which meet later in the week.

Debbie is nearing the end of her "Truly Aussie" quilt (designed by Helen Stubbings). Here's one side of the quilt:
and the other:
Doesn't it look great? And here's a close-up view of where she is up to:
stitching down the sashing which covers the joins between these quilt-as-you-go blocks.
 Almost done!

Marie is appliqueing circles to make the flowers on the stems she was doing at our last meeting:
Very cute!

Vireya has a birthday this week, so there were some goodies
and a lovely card:
Vireya showed us these partially assembled blocks which are from the book "Cultural Fusion Quilts" by Sujata Shah.
They are not Vireya's normal sort of piecing, as they are cut without measurements, and joined without worrying about accuracy. She enjoyed the unusual process and is sure to make a few more.

Our next meeting is a month away, because of the public holiday in June. We'll meet again on 22nd June.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Quilters' Circle - 11th May, 2015

It is the 6th birthday of our blog. Happy Blogiversary to us!

Dorothea from the knitting group showed us this lovely quilt she is making for a grandbaby in America. She purchased the pattern at the recent AQC. It is from a NZ company, and we will add the details here when we can.
Very cute!

Marie is making good progress on the baby quilt she is making for her neighbours. The baby is due in about a week, so it is a race to see which is ready first - the baby or the quilt.
Today she stitched down a few more stems for the floral border.

Marie also showed us a technique she is learning for doing a decorative flange binding. This is the pretty little quilt she is binding:

Close-up view showing the red flange piece which is caught between the quilt and the binding:
Very effective!

Glennys worked on her English paper-piecing project:

Vireya showed us the latest of her zoo animals - this is a BOM by Kristy at Quiet Play:
The giraffe is the block for May. Today she removed the last little pieces of paper from the back,
and then cut out the pieces of an applique project:

Debbie stitched around a shepherd in the nativity scene she is working on:

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on 25th May. Join us as we begin our 7th year of blogging!