Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Summer break sewing ...

We're officially still on summer break until next week, but some of us were able to get together for a sewing day earlier this week. As well as catching up with what everyone is sewing, we had a preview of the new books we bought recently for our library, and we can see that they will be in high demand. Here are just a few of our summer makes and finishes that we saw on Monday ...

Helen s 'Big Green Quilt' looks magnificent all quilted and bound,
and quite at home in her garden. We might have to help her come
up with a fancier name. Quilted by Jo, design influence from
'Take an Element' by Margaret Sampson George.
A closer look at the very complimentary backing fabric.
A definite possible for our Quilt Show in April.
Denise is putting the finishing touches on her
appliqued toy cupboard quilt.
Naomi has been working long hours, so she was very happy to
get any sewing done at all, and finished this block before lunch. 
Helen's current hand sewing is a hexagon quilt for one her little
granddaughters - she's found many fun fabrics for fussy cutting.

Helen's 2017 end-of-year challenge quilt top is finished.
She started with the centre star block and has added each
border from fabric already in her stash.
Sue h has pieced this stunning large block from a Chris Jurd
design, and is currently making a curved flying geese border
of her own design, using the EQ 7 quilt design software.
Very impressive use of the summer break!

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