Tuesday, 22 December 2009

A Quilting Christmas

It's been a lovely day today. First lunch at Read's with the Usual Suspects, a lovely meal then coffee in the lounge. Lots of chat, a beautiful Georgian (?) house and the knowledge we are meeting up again in the New Year apart from the person who is flying off to Uganda for a birdwatching trip under canvas. Some of our group were glad to stay at home! In the evening it was Crab & Winkle which turned out to be another jolly meeting. We have been going for 10 years and to mark the occasion are making blocks for each other. Last to set us our tasks were Mary and Melanie. Mary has made a delightful centrepiece for her quilt depicting her family. Some of us will be making her beach huts. I am doing hearts and pinwheels. Melanie is doing quarter square triangle blocks with appliqued squares - four each to do. This wll be a good technique for me to try. Both of them have given us kits and instructions - I like it! Maggie has finished the coverlets for her granddaughters made in pretty Fassett type fabrics backed with Minkee and quilted with lovely big stitches in variegated thread.

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