Sunday, June 25, 2017

A great day of show and tell

After a week's break for our larger meeting over the long weekend, we had a bumper show and tell session last Monday.

We are accustomed to Robin's working mostly with Kaffe
Fasset's bright, bold fabric, so it was very interesting to hear
how much she loved these blue tones on sight, and bought two
charm packs to make a large wonky pinwheels quilt (detail below).

It was good to see Dawn last week after a long break.
But she had not stopped sewing while she attended to
pressing family needs - she brought along three of the
four quilt tops she has made recently. For this one she
used a pack of 5" wide 'jelly roll' strips, with a
complimentary print to add interest.
When Miriam first showed us her 'Whirlwind' pattern and
described her technique (Miriam's free online tutoral is here),
Dawn was immediately drawn to its simplicity, and set about
making her own - this is the first and larger of the two
we saw last week.
This one is a little smaller, but brighter
- a celebration of yellow.
Pink and pretty in beautiful soft Liberty prints
 - whose could it be, but Janice's?
Nerida has an unfailing eye for mixing colours and prints
- and her finished Emma Mary quilt made from Judy Newman's
pattern is no exception (detail below).

But this top is not recognisably Nerida's style at all!
She didn't make it, but found it in a country 'everything'
shop ... she looked at it again, recognised it as a sampler
several years old but in excellent condition, and decided
not to buy it. And yet here it is, and it came out of
Nerida's bag ...

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