Thursday, July 14, 2016

This week at Fairholme ...

This quilt was donated by a former member who was unable
to finish it because of ill health. It was in several large pieces,
including the completed centre star. Lynette worked out what
needed to be added for the finish, and fossicked in our community
stash and her own for complimentary scraps, backing fabric and
binding. She even pieced the batting from smaller pieces.
Lovely to see it finished, Lynette - thank you.
Julie joined us recently, and we are still discovering her many talents.
Her 'Windmills' quilt was her entry in the 15th Brother 
Quilting Contest in 2015. One of the criteria was that the design 
had to be entirely original. Julie's quilt was selected in the final ten 
to be exhibited in Japan.The windmills and shrubbery are fussy cut 
from a photograph printed on fabric - Julie took the photograph in 
Holland more than thirty years ago.Julie hand painted the sky fabric, 
and the remainder of the extensive embellishment is free motion 
machine embroidery/quilting. 
Detail of some of the stitching on Julie's quilt. The grass/water
fabric is a single piece of  colour graded batik, with the lily
pads individually appliqued, and the reeds machine stitched.
Thank you for sharing it Julie - it is beautiful, and beautifully made.
Louise has made progress on several wips during the school
holidays - she pin basted two this week, one of them this
improv log cabin, all from her stash.
Janet's nine most recent blocks from the year-long
'Splendid Sampler' - she has completed about 35 blocks,
5 months in. Each block is 6 1/2 "

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