There are currently two classes online:
The website also has links to Deborah's books of quilt projects, and her blog.
|All the finished quilts (1) ...|
Stitching, stitching, stitching ... Elaine W is generously sewing
from her own stash; Sue C has made some very intricate quilts
using complex techniques, but thought she should 'have a go'
at a disappearing nine patch, and found pink, green and black
fabric in her stash!. Elaine B is quilting quirky little monsters,
and there were several labels needing to be hand sewn.
|Noelle's gorgeous pinwheel top was ready for basting. |
The fabric is scraps from a quilt made for a grandchild.
|The second of three completed tops made and donated by Robin|
|Julie decided to 'have a go' at a disappearing 4 patch, and made |
enough blocks for two quilts in these fresh apple green tones,
using fabric from the community stash and her own.
|Rationalisation of the community stash (some older fabrics |
were passed on to other makers) has both updated it and
made room for the very generous donation from Material
Girls Down Under, and this stack of absolute bargains from a
recent flash sale at our local large quilt shop. The red chevron and
the pink/grey print second from the bottom didn't make it onto
the shelves they are already backing quilts in progress.
|Sue C's Little Miss April top is done, ready for basting and |
quilting, with the addition of the final border.
|Marilyn is working on the final stages of the centre block of her |
medallion quilt - all those 3/8" hexagons take some wrangling!
|Roslyn was finishing a bassinette/pram cover for a very precious |
little girl. Can you see the sheep? They're on the back too.
|We didn't see any evidence of holiday sewing from Jo-Ann, |
but we loved her Honolulu fabric shopping for these pineapples!
('Pineapple Fields' in grey, designer Maude Asbury, manufactured
by Blend, 2017. Also available with a white background)
Rhonda Pearce talks with Tamara Hanes about her quilt, Monique's Mosaic, that won third place in the Large Quilts: 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by Gammill Quilting Machines. Learn about her inspiration for this hand made quilt with more than 14,000 hexagons and the unique way she quilted it.
|Linda chose a fun modern decorating theme, in keeping with |
our much anticipated visit from the Syd ModSquad. The tables
were laid with fat quarters that were 'lucky plate' prizes.
|Of course there was a wonderful morning tea spread, |
donated by Fairholme members, and as it happens, Linda
is a brilliant cake maker and decorator - and her specialty is
towers of macaroons!
|Rainbow Skyline was made in 2015, from |
Tula Pink's book '100 Modern Quilt Blocks'.
Each colour column was made by a different
ModSquad member, graduating blocks
from dark to light tones of a single colour.
It will be raffled later this year.
(Photo: from @sydmodsquad)
|In 2016 Grey Skies and Rainbow Fields was designed |
for the group by Jenn Davis, and members chose blocks
to make, assisted by a detailed colour map. Blocks range
in size from 8" to 24" square, with rectangular flying
geese units.It won third place for a group quilt at
the 2016 Sydney Quilt Show. (Photo: from @sydmodsquad)
|Bec's beautiful modern take on a classic Storm at Sea. |
Its four year old owner agreed to allow her to bring it only
on the condition that she came with it to keep an eye on
it (and on us)! Smart little boy. Bec quilted it herself
on her domestic machine. Check out her own post
on this beauty on Instagram @skyberries for additional
images in close up, and of the reverse.
(Image: from @skyberries)
|Bec made her toddler sized Drunkard's Path quilt for |
her one year old daughter, from the same Tula Pink
fabrics as a quilt she had made for her own Mum.
|Syd Mod Squad is a very co-operative and collaborative |
group, who often work together. Tash pattern tested
'Shattered Star' designed by Jenn Davis, using print
fabrics for the half-square triangles, and a white
solid for the background. Selina made a larger version
in very different fabrics as a pattern test too.
The pattern may be released for sale in the future.
|Most of the Mod Squad members are active on social |
media, especially Instagram. Selina @seldear 's
diamond blocks were gathered from a birthday swap
conducted via Instagram. She quilted it herself on the
longarm available for hire by customers at HobbySew at
|Selina made her Intulawoven quilt from fabric |
mostly acquired in an Instagram based swap of
designer Tula Pink's charm squares, that resulted in
each swapper receiving 112 different 5" squares.
The intricate pattern is achieved with a single
block 'just rotated through 90º - easy' she said ...
|Selina devised a modern take on the disappearing |
9 patch block design by gradually increasing the
negative space and eliminating some block elements
across her quilt, and by varying the print elements.
|Rain Chains is another of Jenn's own designs,made and |
quilted by her, by hand and machine. The fabrics are all
solids. You will find her on Instagram @pennypoppleton.
|Jenn's splendid modern version of Mrs Billing's Coverlet (pattern |
by Karen Styles from Somerset Patchwork and Quilting) won
a second prize in the 2016 Sydney Quilt Show. It was hand and
machine pieced over an 18 month period, to mark her 30th
birthday, and machine quilted by Leanne Harvey of Mount
Vincent Quilts @leanne_mountvincentquilts in the
(Photo from @pennypoppleton)
|Snapped as it was being refolded, here you can see some of the |
very detailed fussy cutting, piecing and quilting in 'Jenn does
Mrs B' as this wonderful quilt was known during its making.