Monday, February 29, 2016

Quilters' Circle - 29th February, 2016

It's a bonus fifth Monday, and a bonus leap day! And the first meeting report since our regular reporter moved to the country. Today she made the trip to the "big smoke" because it was such a unique day.

Debbie has taken on a very interesting project this year. It is a "block of the day" quilt, meaning that there are 365 blocks. (Although this year that should be 366, shouldn't it?) It's That Town and Country Quilt,  designed by Susan Claire of Gourmet Quilter. Details here. Debbie has been keeping up with the schedule, and has these blocks assembled already:

She also has a very organised folder with sleeves for each pattern. Here are a couple she worked on today:

And look at the great tin she has her threads etc stored in:

Marie today was adding some new hanging loops to a wall-hanging:
We have seen this piece before, but it is worth looking at again:
It is based on a design by Rosemary Penfold, Quilt for a Hot Night. Marie used scraps of many fabrics that have meaning for her. Here's a couple of close-up views:

The new loops will allow Marie to hang the quilt differently in her home.

Vireya brought along a couple of projects to show us. The first is the latest Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, Allietare:
The mystery ran during November and December. Vireya chose colours based on the view from her new sewing room.  This piece is only a top at present, but Vireya also brought along a completed quilt she made in a Craftsy class, Continuous Line Quilting, taught by Ann Petersen:

Today she worked on her current English paper-piecing project:

She is using a design by Lies Bos-Varkevisser of the Netherlands, called Kosmosstoff.

There will be no meetings in March, unfortunately, due to the Labour Day holiday and Easter. So our next meeting will be on the 2nd Monday in April, the 11th.

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