Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Some recent show and tell ...

We didn't meet yesterday because of the long weekend, but that might have meant there was more sewing done. Here are some finishes and an experiment from last week:

Robyn L's large contemporary quilt is made from paired
free curve-cut blocks (she says it is easier than it looks),
and an excellent eye for colour and tone. The border is a
Jinny Beyer print, and Robyn hand quilted with big stitches.

Miriam spent some time with Victoria Findlay Wolfe's
book '15 Minutes of Play', experimented with some of the
ideas and came up with this very clever star (which is about
40" square). The star points are made entirely from a patchwork
of squares recut with a diamond template. Miriam is now thinking
about borders, and will blog about the process atSew Miriam
when it is all written down. The background fabric is
Alexander Henry 'Heath' in black - it's hard to find these days.
Our community quilts collection has done well from stash
reductions related to house moves lately. Janice donated
several lengths of this pretty panel print, in both pink
and blue. She thinks it was intended for cushions.
Dawn has made at least four lap quilts for the
Donald Coburn Centre, backed with community stash fabric.
Georgie donated all of these fabrics - cute owl prints and
coordinating blenders, and made up the quilt top just before her
recent move. Lynette (our best finisher) quilted and bound it.
We are also very grateful for donated tops that arrive
regularly from Lynette's friend Christine who has moved
out of Sydney, but makes quilts for us. She often includes
the made binding, we pin baste them at community
sewing days, and Lynette usually quilts and binds them.
A second team Christine-Lynette quilt - a vibrant quilt made
with 'a few scraps'.

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