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Friday, March 29, 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
|Elaine W did a two day class in curved piecing - looks like s|
he nailed it. And those pieced and appliquéd borders, wow!
|And Elaine thoughtfully dressed to match |
her quilt - do you find yourself doing this?
|A community quilt finish from Helen who finished the |
donated pinwheel centre with borders of complimentary
modern prints from her own stash. The pinwheels are
all beautiful Denise Schmidt fabrics.
|Three inch hexagons for a baby who lives in Berlin. Should |
Janice hand deliver it? The prints and colours are a bit magic.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
|Dawn found the Japanese print blocks in a |
donation box, and found there were enough
for a bag.
|In finishing mode, Elaine W made an unfinished quilt |
into a finished cushion. Beautiful William Morris style prints.
|Jo reprised a very large flying geese design for |
a modern king sized quilt.
|Nerida showed us two finished top on one day - this is |
her version of Sarah Fielke's 'Down the Rabbit Hole'
block of the month.
|The colours and fabrics are very Nerida.|
|Nerida's second quilt top finish is 'Mansfield Park', |
from Judy Newman's book 'Quilts for Life'
|Lots of lovely feedsack prints in this one.|
|Jen Kingwell's 'Stardust' design is a favourite of Robin W. |
She has generously made another quilt top for our
community collection in her signature vibrant colours.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
It's always interesting to walk around the room and see what people are working on, including those who say, 'oh nothing, it isn't finished yet!' Of course it isn't 'nothing' and we love to see it all through its making, and at the final grand reveal. A small selection from recent meetings ...
|Sometimes the design floor is called into use. Noelle has chosen |
the most gorgeous fabrics for these very curvy blocks
|Lynette has just a couple of rows of 30s reproduction stars and |
white hexagons to go on her granddaughter Charlotte's quilt!
|The clamshell border of Marilyn A's |
Oakhampton quilt is coming along
|Robin B does beautiful applique on quilts and |
clothes for her grandchildren.
|Yvette made samples for a class she is teaching.|
|Julie's mixed hexagon flower blocks, made from scraps |
gathered from here and there ...
|... and they just all work together beautifully.|
|The antithesis of scrappy, Marilyn O's hexagon star |
blocks are masterfully fussy-cut!
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
We're still waiting for cooler quilting weather ...
|This is Lyn's third postage stamp quilt, and she says it is |
definitely her last. It is magnificent.
|Lyn was seen passing on the left over tiny 1 1/2" |
squares to another Fairholme quilter this week.
|Jan is making a fun Circus quilt for her baby grandson.|
|Jan's very fine blanket stitch - she is getting plenty of |
practice with these blocks!
|The fussy cut quilt along currently happening on |
Instagram has captured Helen's interest. Participants
commit to a block a week. Helen made six last week.
They do look like fun.
|The cat prints appeared in a box of fabric and block donations |
to our community project. Julie has added spotty sashing and more
cats in the borders and quilted up a community quilt for a cat lover.