Thursday 17 April 2008

IWP Quilt Group

We had a very informative meeting today. First we learned the our Arabela is going to have a baby girl, she is very, VERY happy about this news as she has a little brother ready and waiting.
This is Arabela with one of two quilt tops that she's made since last Thursday, here with her Mother-in-law, a lovely lady who laughs along with us each time she visits.

Sue demonstrated how to make the flying geese with the very easy 'no waste method'. Sue is now officially an expert at making them as she has made almost a hundred so far to use in the border of her kaleidoscope quilt

Left to right we have Therese, Trudi, Jutta, Sue, Ursula and Arabela all watching carefully.

We exchanged our Round Robin projects, still I am not able to show pictures, we are keeping this as a "Top Secret" project. This time we are all going to embellish the quilts with ribbon, beads, lace, threads, buttons.... they could get a little heavy!

We had a demonstration on 'fudging' pieces to make them fit and my demo about making quilt labels. Trudi told us that she writes her labels using sandpaper as the stabiliser, we tried that method too, it was very successful.

We also discovered that using starch from the GB shop makes your fabric much stiffer!! ha ha ha

1 comment:

Dulce said...

Lovely quilt, Angela.
Have a nice weekend.