Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Quilting for ourselves ...

A risk of maintaining a robust community quilting program is that the quilters, being generous with their skills, materials, and particularly their time, will find that they have less time available for their 'own' quilting than they need or want -  so it is good to see so many finishes of quilts for family and other personal projects:

Another big finish from Nerida - her BoHo courthouse
steps is big bright and beautiful!
When Miriam finds time to develop new projects is
a mystery - see her blog, Sew Miriam for details about
her new tote bag and workshops - but these penguins were
just asking for a showcase like this.
Dawn contributes so much to our community quilting
program, it really is good to hear her say 'this one is for me!'
- it's a rare event. This one is made using mostly 2 1/2" strips.
The very narrow border is made from a single fat quarter.
Two little girls moving back to Australia after a family
stint in Europe will have gorgeous, girly quilts at
Grandma's (Elaine W) house. The first one is finished,
and Grandma has about six weeks to finish the second
one that is well under way.
The best backing fabric, on Elaine W's granddaughter's quilt
(and some nice big-stitch Perle 8 quilting, too).
Louise C won the raffle at our Biggest Morning Tea in June
- it included an 'April Showers' layer cake, so Louise used it to
make this 'Simply Retro' beauty by Camille Roskelly from her
book of the same name, that happened to be in our library.
A recent quilting retreat was the perfect time to get it done.

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