Thursday, August 17, 2017

Community sewing day, August 2017 (2)

More from our community sewing Saturday last week, including two newly finished quilts ...
Louise is taking a turn at hand quilting the
2018 raffle quilt, so she worked on it at
community sewing, allowing us all to catch
up with its progress.
Some of these blocks were made by one of our older members
before she sadly became too ill to continue sewing. She donated
the blocks and the fabric to make the remainder to community
quilts. Elaine B is honing her curved piecing skills in finishing
the quilt. She is nearly finished, so Saturday was a good
opportunity to lay them out with input from others, and to
audition fabric for the borders that will be needed soon.
Roslyn was in charge of fabric cutting, and craft stall business
with Georgie weilding a rotary cutter for a good stretch of time.
Roslyn is often called upon for a fabric and colour opinion.
She liked Helen's border choice for a cute chicken panel
Helen found deep in her stash (with no memory of ever
having bought it), and suggested that mitred corners be
a good finish.
A very collaborative effort, this small lap quilt is one of
two made by Julie from a pretty fabric bundle donated by
Noelle, using Sue C's tumbler template. All three were on
hand to baste them, and Julie is now binding the larger one.
Noelle makes beautiful quilts, and beautiful scraps - these
pretty, fresh pinwheels are made from the leftovers from
quilts she made for her grandchildren. The raspberry
border is a brilliant choice. Thank you for donating it to
community quilts, Noelle.

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