Monday, 18 March 2019

Quay Quilters

We had our AGM last week and show and tell.
Melinda's - just love this!

Pauline's - so effective!

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Little Black Dress

LBD is one of several Fabric Fusion stack and whackery quilts I have made.

Little Black Dress (that was the name of the fabric line) is installed on my sofa. It languished as a top for a long time while I wondered how to quilt it. In the end I used Hobbs Tuscany wool wadding (quite puffy) and hand quilted with no.12 Perle cotton. In retrospect I would have done a fishnet type of allover design but the point is it is finished according to this year's resolution.

Siblings Together March Block





18" finished size.
The centre square is 10". the oblongs 2x5" and 
the corner squares 4".

And Mags asked for sashing on two sides - I may have made mine too big but I don't think so.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

U3A end of term show and tell

Lots of people had completed tops to show and I am always tickled by how many quilters "wear" their quilts or blocks, that is their clothes are similar colours to what they are holding up.
Norma's

Barbara's - can just glimpse her pink sweater

Gina returned to an earlier project

Mary's

Angela's

Lesley's

Linda's

Jane's

Gabrielle's

Friday, 15 March 2019

And more Sewcial Quilts

Tracy's Apple Core

My  batik jelly roll quilt.

My hand sewn and quilted baby spools quilt, a favourite

Janet won these fabrics - how lucky!

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

More quilts from the Sewcial

Jacquie's quilt

Detail - a chance to use feature/nvelty/ fussy cut fabrics.

Judi's Hever Stars

Coincidentally a couple of the quilts will  be workshop topics: Judi Kirk's Hever Stars and Jacquie's Beth Studley quilt.  Judi's workshop will be in June and Beth, a pattern and fabric designer who has just joined Oast, will be teaching her quilt pattern in January 2020.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Sewcial


We had cake!!

The  The Crafty Mastermind had a great selection of fabrics.
Oast Quilters held a Sewcial day on Sunday in anticipation of International Quilt Day. We had over 20 turn up and several visitors, one of whom joined. We hung quilts around the room and a trader spent part  of the day with us. Unusually I worked on a large project, quilting the border of a U3A group quilt made for donation.
Maggie's srippy trippy

And she made another one!

Janet had a won a set of very interesting lovely fabrics.

Pippa had made an elephant.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Siblings Together: Mrs October top

Blocks

Sewn together

I am in Siblings Together Sewing Bee 3 and in October members sent blocks to me. Tutorial here. I didn't want impractical white  and wanted something suitable for a boy. The blocks looked too disparate on my floor but thanks to the magic of patchwork looked much better once sewn together and then I added a soft brushed cotton border to bring it up to size. I had to quickly made two extra corner blocks too. 
Now with border

Half the blocks turn one way and the other half I put on the sides and at the bottom making for something quite complex once you start to look. Now for walking foot quilting.