Friday, September 26, 2014

In the hands of Fairholme Quilters this week

This child's quilt started with the donated centre 'animals of the world'
panel, then Elaine W found some checks, some spots, a little pink,
and a blue gingham for borders and frames. She quilted it with
a gentle meander, and Pam sewed on the cheerful yellow binding.

Ginnie is an expert in blanket-stitch applique, and is using
it here to make a series of teddy blocks for a grandchild's quilt.

Janice won a Viewer's Choice award in our Quilt Show earlier
this year, with the wedding quilt she made for her eldest daughter.
She enjoyed the process so much that she is now  sewing more
hexagons in a similar design with very different fabrics
- another winner?
Foundation piecing is a great technique for lots of little pointy pieces
like this quilt design, a top donated to our community initiative - but 

those little pointy paper pieces do have to come out. 
Lynette and Sue got stuck into it while they chatted.

Peggy is an expert embroiderer and loves applique.  She has just
embarked on a large, beautiful sashiko panel that we will
watch with interest.
Robin W's stash of saturated, vibrant fabric continues to yield
up hand-pieced quilt tops that she often donates to our community
collection. The stash is gradually reducing, Robin says.
She has no fear of Y-seams - look at that perfect join.

Apologies for not getting a better photo, Susan - your controlled
scrappy medallion is evolving nicely. You can just see a glimpse
of the soft toile fabric centre at the top right.  Susan is generously
helping Robin to control her stash of border print fabrics, and is
cleverly using complimentary prints with pops of oranges, corals
 and pinks as a foil to the calmer teals and creams.

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