Friday, 21 January 2011

Bonnie Quilters

We met in Fran's conservatory for for our second session drafting and cutting Farmer's Wife blocks.
Trish is using what I call New England fabrics - dark rich colours in designs reminiscent of the C19th. I am too and my first sets of blocks will be included in a long handsewn ongoing project using blocks from 3" to 9" in 1.5 increments. Later on I might choose a different tack such as 1930's type styles. Mavis is using up scraps in inimitable fashion- her choices seem frightening but the end result is always wonderful.

My blocks

Trish's blocks

Mavis's blocks
                                                                                       Mavis showed a star top (following Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville's clear instructions Quiltville) intended for a dear grandaughter and Fran showed us her very large Galaxy of Stars top (this was our last group project, all following the same outline) based on Katherine Guerrier's "Scrap quilt sensation".
Fran is hanging fire about Farmers Wife because she has other plans in mind but here  are the first pair of blocks from the three of us.

Fran with her Galaxy of Stars top

Mavis's Quiltville quilt for a grandaughter

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