Sunday, April 12, 2015

Community sewing Saturday (1)

We held our April community sewing day on Saturday, instead of our usual Thursday to enable some members who can;t make Thursdays to take part. We also took the opportunity to make a shared lunch for everyone, of soup (made by Jill), quiche (made by Miriam), bread (including a really nice rosemary, thyme and garlic loaf made by Roslyn), fruit and the remains of morning tea supplied by Elaine and Nerida - it was so enjoyable that we were too busy eating and swapping recipes to take photos of the spread.

Thank you to the twelve plus members who came along (it was a bit of a shifting population), and made it such a productive day.

This bright and cheerful quilt grew from a pile of 4" half square
triangles and four patch blocks that were donated to our stash
some time ago when their original owner ran out of puff -
Elaine B has transformed them into chevrons, finished with
a border from the fabric stash. She machine quilted in a cross
hatch - her first attempt, and a great success.

Dawn found some complimentary borders for these sweet pink
panels in the community stash, and in no time they were a
child's quilt.
These batik pickle dish blocks 'rested' in our community
stash for some time - now joined together and with two batik
borders the quilt is ready for quilting, with a
complimentary multi-coloured

Elaine W put together a whole quilt top on Saturday, working
with some richly coloured fabric from her own stash and some
from the community stash.
She also makes an excellent chocolate cake!

We put our colour specialists to work to see if the stash could
offer up something to give these blocks a lift.
Pat is binding the fourth and final quilt to be made from blocks
made by members for our 2013 end-of year challenge.
The blocks are made in the style of Sunday Morning Quilts
'Missing U' quilt, with Japanese style fabrics.
Roslyn and Pat each made a number of blocks to set with the
two blocks from the original challenge contributions.
The first three quilts made from the other 45 challenge quilts
were completed and donated last year. The blocks are a lot of
fun to make, so we might well do it again.

We also made progress on putting the end-of-2014 challenge blocks together, on Saturday - photos will be posted shortly.

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