Saturday, 26 May 2012
|Quay Quilters' group quilt blocks|
|Bag number 3, my favourite|
At our meeting we saw the latest quilt Maggie has quilted on her Gammill - this one is for her.
Monday, 21 May 2012
|I added a zipped pocket and covered the seams.|
|Patchwork in perspective cushion top.|
Saturday, 19 May 2012
I and eight others have been on a quilt retreat. It turned out well. I knew everyone and those who hadn't met before forged new independent friendships and connections and we're going again next year. Visits to local quilt shops helped as did being catered for.
|Belinda's quilt show BOM taking shape|
|Valerie's bag with lots of pockets|
|Maggie's quilt in the making|
Sunday, 13 May 2012
|My mystery pattern made by Ros Martin|
I was very pleased to see a mystery quilt I patterned some years ago in different sizes. This is the smallest one made by Ros Martin.
Saturday, 12 May 2012
I have been posting so much work made by others lately I need to point out I have managed a finish - a quilt started in a workshop with Bethany Reynolds, Paducah 2009. It's a kaleidoscope stack and whack. Although the fabric has large shapes the repeat is only 6" so there isn't much variation. It was fun to do though.
I was going to call the quilt Tweet! Tweet! but it's now "April Rise" after the poem of that name by Laurie Lee and the label includes a line from it about the swishing of birds' wings in the branches.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Those of us going on quilt retreat next week met at my house for lunch. We showed and told. I have to make a label for Judi's baby quilt: "Made with love by an Uvulati quilter". Nancy of http://nancynearphiladelphia.blogspot.co.uk/ pointed out I hadn't included my membership of this transatlantic group on my sidebar, an omission I speedily rectified. Belinda is getting on well with her projects and actually finished the binding on her white stars quilt that day.
|Finished on the day|
|Judi's challenge A4 piece|
|Judi's charity quilt|
|The spiderwebs have a lovely border|
Sunday, 6 May 2012
|Sally with a small quilt|
It was good to hand piece for a change but we still managed to take up lots of space even though we didn't have our machines with us.
|Sally Stott's "Dear Jane"|
|One of our projects|
|Another project for the day|
|The first task of the day|
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Crab and Winkle met last night and Marion asked for help with pricing sales table quilts. It's always hard to balance what a quilt is really worth and what people are prepared to pay. Other quilts came out to view too. Maggie is getting on amazingly well with her longarm machine.
|Mary 's quilt longarmed by Maggie|
|Maggie's quilt for her daughter|
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
|I is for Isla|
|Quilt on Bryn's bed|
Finished binding the quilt while on babysitting duty. Alan took a photograph. Also while there I saw an old friend on my grandson's bed.
It was a busy day as I went to Quay Quilters in the evening where Bid showed the quilt top she's made while attending our classes and Jane showed the top she's made to showcase fabric from her Australian trip.
|Bid's sampler quilt|
|Jane's travels downunder|