Sunday, September 22, 2013

This week at Fairholme Quilters

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Dawn has made these three quilts ...

... for her great nephews ...

... who we think will be delighted with them!
Thursday was our monthly community quilts sewing day, and this month we did a lot of sewing, as well as sorting the 21 quilts completed over the last three months for distribution, and sewing on labels. We worked on several works in progress, including the quilt tops being made from the Serendipity Circles blocks made in this workshop earlier this month.

We sorted the blocks into sets for four quilt tops.  Georgie had already made significant progress with this set that she made in the workshop, and another in a fabulous hot pink/white colour scheme. 
Miriam trimmed and sized up all the blocks for the red/lime/white top, and joined most of the rows, almost ready for basting and quilting. We know that others are working on their own workshop blocks that will be donated back to the community collection, so we will have at least seven quilts from the workshop, possibly more. We will have more photos next time.

Jo joined in the workshop as a visitor, and is making great progress with her blocks made from a selection of batik fabrics in her favourite deep purple.  She is adding dimension and graphic definition with sashing strips.
Lynette  will be seeing half-square triangles, pinwheels and zig-zags in her sleep, while she works on two tops based on HSTs - one in blue and white, one in florals.

Jill made this bright scrappy quilt with blocks left over from an earlier, similarly scrappy one that was intended to use all of the feature fabric. As is often the case, it generated more scraps, and a second quilt, both for the community quilts collection.  All of the balloon and aeroplane fabric has now been used.

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