Monday, September 21, 2015

September community sewing day

Our monthly sewing day for our community quilts project was rather quiet and orderly, but there was actually a lot going on - eleven different quilts were worked on, and we continued with some preparation and packaging for the craft stall for our Quilt Show in April 2016, so a productive few hours!  

We did some consulting on the raffle quilt for our 2016 Quilt Show, on which Miriam and Janice were doing some precision piecing for the final border. The quilt will be revealed in due course, and well ahead of the April  2016 Show date, but you can visit this post on Miriam's blog for a preview.

We were too busy to take photos of everything ...

Susan and Elsa hand-stitched labels on three completed quilts,
finished a binding, and pin basted the second of a pair of quilts,
made by Elaine W for 'our' nursing home residents
Georgie made great progress on a very cute quilt featuring owls
and coordinating prints - and there is enough fabric from the
same range (generously donated by Georgie's sister) for at least
one more. Some will be night owls, with a dark background.
Elaine B was finishing off the third of the five Pittwater quilts
- she quilted it with organic wavy lines, and made up
a scrappy binding from the fabrics used in the blocks. 
The blocks for this quilt, upsized from Susan Myers 
ingenious Batiks Gone Wild design are very simple to make 
- laying them out in a non random design is a little more difficult, 
so Dawn enlisted some extra eyes for this step when she had 
made enough blocks for two quilts.  This version has made good 
use of more of our extensive plaid stash. 
It is a a versatile pattern, and looks quite different with different 
sashing and centre fabrics, and value placement. We will make 
it again, perhaps in 'wilder' colours and prints as in the original, 
which uses vibrant batiks.

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