Monday, July 27, 2015

Quilters' Circle - 27th July, 2015

Firstly, apologies for there being no report of the last meeting. Our usual scribe could not attend, and no-one had a camera to take any photos. Fortunately this week everything came together again!

In our last post, we showed Cathie's pansy quilt in progress. Here is Debbie's, made in the same class in 1996:
And here are a couple of the individual blocks:

The pattern came from the book mentioned in our last post, Pansy Designs for Traditional Crafts by Deborah Brearley.  Debbie found out recently that the lovely hand-dyed fabrics which work so well in these appliqued flowers were made by Dijanne Cevaal.

Marie has almost finished the top of this pretty baby quilt:
Today she added a few more appliqued circles:

Vireya cut out these shapes, which had people a little puzzled:
But here's what they turn in to:

The pattern is Kosmosstoff, (Cosmos Dust) by Lies Bos-Varkevisser. Vireya has reduced the pattern size, and is assembling them by the English paper-piecing method. This could be another long-term project.

We had all attended the Craft & Quilt show over the weekend. Debbie did some of the workshops, where she made two types of coasters using different Japanese stitching techniques, and a folded star. Here are the coasters:
Today she was completing the stitching on one of the coasters.

Our next meeting will be in two weeks, on the 10th August. See you again then!