Friday, November 17, 2017

Show and tell and shopping ...

Victoria's very nearly finished quilt is very large - she
 was sewing down the very last of the binding this week.
The fabrics are a mix of weights, bought as a kit.
The graphic quilting was done by Jo-Ann (Quiltwise)
The first finish of three 'In a Whirl' quilts being made by
 Elaine W, after she won a large box of 2 1/2" strips at our
Biggest Morning Tea earlier in the year. This and one other
are generous donations to our community collection, and
one has been claimed by one of Elaine's grandchildren
who is keeping a close eye on its making.
The aqua sashing and grid quilting bring the large variety of
prints together very nicely. Elaine used Sew Miriam's tutorial.

Sue H will be busy making three I-spy quilts for
 three year old family members - the first one is now
ready for quilting. They will be finished as quillows.

End-of-year challenge progress: make something (anything) from
someone else's abandoned project. In Val's skilled hands a small
collection of blocks, some joined together, some loose, became
an 18" cushion filled with light, shade, colour and movement.
Pat says she can't sew clothes, but she has made two fine
kimonos for her vintage Pedigree walking doll that remains
in excellent condition. We will see the doll herself when
she has her new wig and shoes!

We all know that quilters need fabric, and it doesn't take
much to prompt a purchase - but there is nothing like a
quilt show to enable some spontaneous shopping. The recent
Modern Quilt Show Australia held in Sydney sent (from top
left) Jo-Ann, Roslyn and Sue C into shopping mode.
Daphne (bottom right) went for the very big guns at the
International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas a couple of
weeks ago - this bundle is a fat quarter pack of 'Dot Crazy'
the new release by Modern Quilt Studio, and there has been
some evidence of a significant Kaffe Fasset acquisition too.
Very nice work!

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