Thursday, 31 October 2019

Retreat Projects 04

Joined sections

Outlined applique

I added borders to the Crab Shack blocks; there was only enough of each colour for two sides. 
The stylised pinwheel flower block is from a Sarah Fielke workshop. It was very fiddly to do and three of us contributed to it, myself, Belinda and Judi! I had provided the fabric so it was my job to take it home and complete for Linus. It's now 30" square.

Both borders

Still not big enough

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Retreat Projects 03

Detail of dog on Maggie's top
Main Crabshack pieces
laid out

Spaces filled in

Starting to assemble sections

I have a tall thin shelved wardrobe full of UFO's. I am trying to take items out for completion while not putting anything in. Two things came with me here and first to work on was a Sweetwater "Crab Shack" kit. The bondaweb applique presented me with a problem as blanket stitching around the black pieces caused the fabric to fray. Looking at how Maggie had done her dogs solved my problem and I borrowed her idea of raw edge stitching just inside the the shape followed by outlining it.
Becky's Nine Patch car quilt on my bed

I always take a quilt to put on my bed. Limited for space this time I used my car quilt a long time favourite made from shirting and plaid fabrics. Heather too is making ST quilts as a member of Bee 2 (I'm in Bee 3). Debbie made a chip bag, just the right size to take to shows.
Heather's  collection of ST blocks


Debbie's "chip" bag

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Retreat Projects 02

Having finished making more and assembling my Siblings Together September blocks I took a break for smaller completions such as the October ST block for Angela and  finishing off the U3A little bag samples. Meanwhile Jackie attached piano key borders to her jelly roll quilt which really added to it. Debbie made a child's quilt top using the child's outgrown clothes, a lovely personal project.
Debbie holding up her quilt

My October ST block

Jackie's piano key


Little bags

Monday, 28 October 2019

Retreat Projects 01

There has been a lot of beautiful work to admire here on retreat in various states of completion. Here is a first batch to share.
Back of Peter's quilt

This is the quilt we made for Peter
 on his retirement from his job here.

Block detail

Yvette's wonderful owls with just the
perfect sashing.

Julie's stunning Quilt of the Crosses (QOTC)


Maggie's magnificent Frida Karlo quilt top


Maggie's Cowboy quilt




Miriam's QOTC using a jelly roll

Mandy's Liberty quilt

My Siblings together top: I made four more blocks in addition to the one I had made earlier and combined with contributions to make the top.

Carrie's batik jelly roll quilt taught by Jackie

Jackie's version

Friday, 25 October 2019

U3A October 21st

Many members had finished their pouches



Barbara too.


Now 'm on a retreat in Norfolk. On the way I stopped at a favourite shop, Hometown in Rochester. They had this pretty quilt in the window.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

East Kent Guild Birthday Party

My effort
Every October quilters in our area gather to celebrate the Guild birthday in Aldington Village Hall. A feature of this one was a stash  sale of lovely fabric collected by a lady in the last ten years of her life when she no longer sewed but continued to receive a pack from the US Fat quarter shop every fortnight. It has been given to Region 2 of the Guild. In addition we made red and white house blocks for charity quilts in the morning. Then Marion Drake displayed part of her antique quilt collection, truly a visual feast. 
It was a super day - the best yet!
Lots of pieces

An English frame quilt; I should
like to collect and to make
one of these.
Just wide strips of densely patterned fabric but I
love it!

Lastly Show and Tell by attendees and birthday cake!
Jill's stars from Judi Kirk's workshop

Marigold's super Stonefield quilt

Sandra's lovely work

Sandra too -  Katharine Guerrier's workshop
project in very effective batiks

This from Beverley