We will now take our customary summer break, but it is clear from yesterday's activities that some work will continue during the summer, and new quilts will appear before we officially begin again in February.
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As well as pin-basting, it was a day for sewing on labels and a hanging sleeve, selecting and making up backing and binding fabrics for another six tops that have been completed from the community stash or donated by members, catching up with photographing completed quilts, and sorting them for deliveries before the end of the year ... and a quick tutorial on a disappearing 4 patch block!
|These star blocks were made by Fairholme members as a Christmas challenge last year, which has yielded this second quilt for a child. The challenge to members was to make a 12 " star block, using any star pattern and any fabric. The challenge for Elaine W who put the blocks together, quilted and bound them, was to make them work together. Her selection of a chartreuse and white sashing paired with aqua cornerstones and binding is brilliant. |
Surprisingly, this sashing fabric has been one of the most versatile in our community stash ... it has all been used now, but we found a similar one in a recent sale and snapped it up.
|A collection of fabric panels was donated recently - Roslyn selected this alphabet, and again raided the plaids successfully for borders to produce a quilt for a child.|
|Elaine W chose another stash favourite, the red print to border this cute panel for a child.|