Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This is where it started, with a single hexagon that became a rosette, a circle appliqued to a square .... you get the picture. We'll see it finished for next year's exhibition.
Marijke didn' t want pointy ends, so left them out.
Dina kept the pointy ends, and followed the orientation in the instructions .... and is contemplating her quilting options.
.....while Jane did something that made hers come out "back to front" - but does it matter? She has stipple quilted in the cream band so far, with more to be done.
Jane used the left-overs of the strip sets to create a small rectangular quilt with the wedge ruler, just to see what it would be like.
Now isn't that much more interesting than straight, just for a change?
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Lynette put the bocks together with a well chosen pale olive green fabric for the sashing to tie them together.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Can't wait to see the "garden" top!
.... as well as in series. With these quilts, they have used the same block, with different layouts and very different fabric choices. Both of the tops are enormous, so they will be taking themselves off to a long-arm quilter!
Jane's navy, red and gold is striking and regal. The asymmetric bloc placement leads the eye all over the quilt, and to that beautiful border fabric again and again. So much to look at!
Dina gets to go to Houston from time to time to meet up with sister and fellow quilter, Cindy, to take in the festival and then they shop. These subtly elegant fabrics came from one of those excursions. Just look at that final border print! The three dimensional effect is well-realised through the more regular block placement and the thoughtful interplay of light, medium and dark-value fabrics - you almost need to reach out touch it to see how many layers there are .....
Should this quilt ever go missing, you'll know where to look for it Dina!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The fourth border in a subtle olive green is very narrow, but very effective.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Eastwood Patchwork Quilters
Annual Show & Tell
Wednesday 28th October 2009 7.30pm
Baptist Church Hall, First Ave, Eastwood
The Southern Quilters Quilt Show
Friday & Saturday 30th & 31st October 2009
Sutherland Uniting Church
cnr Flora & Merton Streets Sutherland
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Caryl Bryer Fallet has won Best of Show. A number of Australians and at least one New Zealander have won prizes, as have a smattering of quilters from other countries, amongst the many US and Japanese winners.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Everyone, including the Evening girls, is invited to make a Blanket of Love for our Christmas Party on Monday 7 December 2009.
Size: The quilt is to be no more than 24" x 24"
Design: Your own choice of design/colour . However NO yellow should be used.
Construction: NO wadding is required and backing should be flannel.
The group will judge the finished quilts at the Party.
This UK website gives a good overview and history of the Blankets of Love concept.
Time: 7.30pm sharp.
Maria will demonstrate new sewing gadgets, play a couple of Trivia games with fat 1/4 prizes and we can purchase lots of goodies including books, fat 1/4s and sewing aids all at very reasonable prices. And we will receive another book for our Library.
However we will need at least 10 ladies to attend, so could you please let Helen or Jane know of your intention to join us. If any of the Day group wish to attend they are most welcome.
Material Girls Down Under