Thursday, July 9, 2015

Recent community quilt finishes

We'll be packing up the accumulated community quilts next week for a mid-year delivery to their new owners - these have been finished just in time to add to the collection. Thank you to all the makers.

Barbara has herself a reputation for being the 'car quilt specialist'.
She can take a few pieces of fabric with vehicles of all kinds,
marry it up with a range of small and geometric prints and blenders
in a winning combination. Lynette quilted her latest,
ready to be handed over later this month. 
Dawn made this cheery rainbow top in Brenda Gael Smith's
'Power Stripping' workshop in 2012. Lynette has quilted it
with close straight line quilting - matching the thread to each
strip. That made for a lot of thread burying!
It is finished with rainbow striped binding.
All her own work - Dawn made this disappearing 9 patch
after collecting a number of complementary fat quarters that
were give-aways on a magazine some months ago.
She added some limey green from the community stash, and
some deep aquamarine prints from her own stash.
Dawn then quilted it on her mid-arm machine.
Georgie joined the strips from a jelly-roll as a
background for a flower applique. After it languished
for some time, Lynette added texture by outline
 quilting each seam, and we voted to leave the applique
for another project, because we like the calm effect of
 the 'low volume' fabrics, with just a hint of colour.
Definitely not low-volume, these two tops emerged
from Robin W's considerable stash of Kaffe Fassett fabrics,
which seems to be self-replenishing. Lynette found just
the right backing fabric, and quilted it in chevrons ...
... this one does have some lowish-volume background
fabric, but still glows with light. Very simply quilted by Jill.

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