Sunday, 18 December 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

This is Lynda's quilt. Simple Half Square Triangles (HST's) all facing the same direction... stunning... we don't always need fancy or complicated designs do we... this is a Quilt Cave favourite! Lynda added a piano key border with wider strips but decided to make them much thinner, because she wanted to, wooohooo PMS (please my self) strikes again! The extra work paid off as it looks fabulous.
Barbie was cutting out hundreds of strips in teals and pink fabrics, not a colour combination she chose, it's a family request. Barbie needs four of these braid strips 38" long, they will be the border to a rather beautiful vase of flowers done with appliqué, sound familiar? This is Barbie's second and there is a third quilt ordered.
Helen is putting a lot of creative juice into making a very personal project. She's used appliqué, trapunto and embroidery to make the designs. This is a tribute to a friend and each of the designs has a meaning, and yes that is an aubergine! She's adding the faux piped binding, black trimmed with the purple... perfect.
Mystery Margaret is making a large quilt using only neutral fabrics. It's been on her list for a while. She saw the design in a shop, though there it was red, white and blue fabrics, but she instantly knew it was the perfect design for the effect she wanted. It's basically a Rail Fence design with the alternating blocks having either three wide or five thinner strips, I'm expecting it to look almost woven?
Maid Marion worked on her Heirloom quilt block. She had to do some quite intricate stitching on this one, following the tiny petal bits in the centres and they have sheer fabric over the top of them... tricky... Marion's Bernina baby is almost a year old... she used the knee lift (Hands Free System) for the first time on this block and... oh yes... she loves it!... doesn't know how she managed without it, ha ha ha.
Wendy finished up the quilting on her very own Quick Table Topper, doesn't it look chic! The silver fabric that's shining there is super silky but hasn't been a problem at all. If you notice, Wendy has added a border to her topper... this project is so flexibubble! Looks like we can do anything with it and it still looks great.

We meet again on Wednesday 21st December. It's our last meeting until January 4th so we will be stitching the day away, having a wonderful Pot Luck lunch and playing a daft gift game, like a Christmas/End Of Year Party... so Table Top Shop will be staying home for this meeting.

1 comment:

Maggi said...

They are all looking great, no doubt they will have plenty to work on between the 21st and January.