Thursday 16 April 2009

Quilt Cave

My Quilt Cave was buzzing yesterday. It feels good to know that people missed it while I was away.
Ursula has been busy over the Easter break. She quilted her Bargello quilt and came up with a perfect name for it..."Tardes de VerĂ£o no Guincho" that's "Summer Evenings on Guincho".
Guincho is a beach far west from Lisbon (apparently great for surfing) and Ursula's Bargello colours really describe the way it looks in the evenings. If you look closely at the stitching, you will see that she used the #4 Bernina stitch that the group discovered recently...
... and the borders are full of waving palm trees. Ursula was telling us how much her quilting has improved since she quilted so many charity lap quilts... as they say... 'practice makes perfect'
Jackie came to play. She needs 40 Kimono blocks and has been slowly producing them over the last year or so. The deadline for the quilt is not far away now so she is back in top gear!
Anita practiced her paper piecing skills during the break to produce this star block. Next week she will start the Daffodil wall hanging which is described as an 'intermediate' project.
Rosalia (Blue Lady) had to trim 78 half square triangle block ready to make the borders on her log cabin quilt. She decided that she is not a big fan of trimming....
Much to my delight, Regina came. She started a new charity quilt. It will be her favourite log cabin design. She spent the day cutting all the strips.
Ana brought in a pattern for a Dresdon Plate quilt as she wanted to learn now to make the blocks. They look lovely but we will search for an easier way to stitch down the curves.
Irene rooted around in the left over charity fabrics box and had enough small bits to make this block... just after telling me she wasn't going to start anything new... he he he
Anita always brings fabrics with which to practice new blocks and technics, I hope she will join them to make a sampler once there are enough....

Therese was the first to dive into the box, she was happy to find a little piece of white fabric to correct a mistake.... next came Ana who found a good green, joined by Anita who chose small pieces of portugese Chita, closely followed by Irene who found all the fabrics for her Dresden Plate block. No matter how many times we dip into this box, someone always finds that perfect little piece.... just after this little group, Regina was happy to find just what she was looking for too.

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