Predictably, our first community sewing day, held yesterday, was a hot, humid February day in Sydney - we were thankful for shady trees, air-conditioning, and ceiling fans. We worked on progressing quilts started last year, and planning for our sewing throughout the year.
Six quilts were pin basted (after their backings were chosen and made) - a much easier task when several people can work together around a large table, but still a big job.
Some additional fabric sneaked into the community stash, some after a little vacation elsewhere, while homework was done ... I wasn't quick enough with the camera to get pictures of every quilt we worked on today, but here are some to be going on with, and we'll catch up with the others when they come back.
|Jill's double disappearing 9 patch is now finished, and is in |
the donation collection.
|Today's nine-patch blocks were laid out like this ... |
and might or might not remain in this pattern.
We will see in a few weeks!
|A quilt Lynette made earlier - this one also builds on that |
multi-sourced blue fabric vein, with complimentary borders
and backing in gorgeous navy prints ...
|... and you can see the trip-around-the-world layout more clearly here. |
Lynette used Bonnie Hunter's strip piecing method
|This time last year we spent a day organising 47 'Missing U' |
blocks into 3 quilt tops (the blue-grey one is here), from our
end-of-year challenge. We had two blocks left over (because 3
does not go into 47 !), and decided to use two blocks made
with oriental style prints as the starting point for a fourth 'Missing U'.
Ros found some stash fabrics that fitted the bill and made
several blocks, and Pat gathered scraps from whoever offered
them and made several more. Today we pin basted the 4 x 4 block
quilt top that Pat sewed together at our last sewing day, and she
has kindly offered to quilt it. The Missing U pattern is from
Amanda Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison's Sunday Morning Quilts)
We will have a finished quilt photo soon.
|Dawn took on the task last year of making a donated fabric book |
panel into a child's quilt, taking care to keep the story flowing.
|... there be castles, and dragons ... but they look friendly.|