Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Varied show and tell

This week's show a tell was a great mix of clothing, bags, blocks and quilts not-quite-finished ... 

Diana modelled her jacket made in a two-day workshop
with Lyn Hewitt. She chose the rich gold and navy fabric
without realising that the pattern was for a reversible jacket,
but she decided the gold fabric was never going on the
inside, so she lined it with and 'ordinary' navy fabric.
A reversible version is now on Diana's sewing agenda - a
good recommendation for the pattern and the workshop.
Not only does the jacket look good, it folds very flat
for packing, so would be good for travelling.

Hilary told us that she was going to show us the world's most
boring quilt - but she was wrong! The feature fabric in the alternate
blocks features opera houses and opera related prints. The quilt
started as a narrow bed runner for an opera loving friend, but it
told Hilary it needed to be a full sized quilt.  We loved it.

Sharron made a Very Big Bag - it would be ideal for carrying
 a big quilt, or travelling for a week or so!

Hilary (who made Sewmiriam bags for everyone in her book
club for Christmas), took some of the left over blocks recently
donated to our community quilts program
, and started to
make a quilt. But before she knew it they had become two
bags to be donated the craft stall at our quilt show in April!

Jenn took the concept of  see-through pockets in a sewing
 supplies pouch, repeated it on the inside, and re-sized it to fit
in her handbag for easy carrying, especially for the waiting
(i.e. hand-sewing) time at her young children's activities.

English paper piecing supplies, always on hand!
Jill joined an Instagram based 'sewalong' started by two Canberra
quilters, to make a quilt/blocks from Elizabeth Hartman's 2014
book Patchwork City. She is making the Eastside quilt using
the 25 5" x 8" blocks designs
( plus 11 duplicates to make it bigger) 
and put them together in the Eastside layout. Now for quilting.
Check out #patchworkcitysewalong2018 to see what others
are doing and/or to join in.
There are 75 original new  block patterns in Patchwork City,
which is readily available from Australian booksellers,
online and in a Kindle edition.
Janet is waiting for a delivery of fabric for a big project, so she
is using the time to catch up a little with her Splendid Sampler
blocks - she is half way through the 100 blocks, and it has been
interrupted for a while, but it is still very much on the 'to do' list.

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