Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A full week at Fairholme (4)

We've been trialling a longer than usual meeting on the first Monday of each month, booking our venue for 4 hours instead of the usual two. It's been popular with members who enjoy the extra time to work on projects, and/or with like-minded friends. So after Georgie's morning tea last week, we still had time for some sewing and a little show and tell:

Daphne is very fond of foundation paper piecing, and is
extending her English paper piecing experience with some  intricate
blocks from Katja Marek's
 The New Hexagon. You can get an idea of
the size of her block from Daphne's reading glasses in the background.

We have been watching this quilt grow as Elaine W hand
appliqued most of it. The orange-peel borders were time-
consuming, but so worth it - lovely to see it finished, Elaine.

Robin Stutchbury is just sewing down the binding
on this reputation-saving quilt for her youngest
granddaughter. Robin forgot to make her a quilt,
and she is about to turn six! But as a bonus, it will be
done in time to be hand delivered in Brisbane next month.

Lynette made this sweet quilt for a child from fabric donated
to our community stash and a pretty spot for the border from
her own collection. It will be the start of the next community
collection for children, as we have recently delivered the last
year's  quilts to QuiltNSW to go to foster children.

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