Monday, 27 August 2012

Friday Quilt Club

 I bet you thought... "She won't blog... she'll be enjoying  her holiday"... he he he
I almost forgot that I had pictures from Friday Quilt Club to show you... here you go....
This is one completed quilt top, it's Dotty Maureen's. She had decided that her quilt would be completely different from all of the others before she even cut up her pattern repeats... and different it surely is. Who would have thought that the main fabric, you see it in the border, could make such amazing blocks... I wonder how Dotty will quilt this one?
 Jolly Jo is not in love with these blocks. She made them using a Jelly Roll for a quick, fun project... she does like bright colours so that's not the reason... maybe it's a little too busy? (I love it though) We played round with the block placement to give a good mix of all the fabrics and Jo agreed to stitch them all together... not easy as all the edges are on the bias... they can be tricky! There are a few ideas in the air to, hopefully, help Jo love the quilt... let's see what happens eh.
Not the same for Late Sue though, of course she loves her Kaleidoscope Stack-n-Whack blocks. She made enough to be able to set them On-Point, as you see in the photo. There will be two spare blocks that can either make an interesting backing or be used for a fabulous cushion to go with the quilt... By the end of the day the rows were all stitched together and corner stone colours were being decided.

Barbie came back from her holidays determined to get this quilt finished... She's surprised by the size it turned out as she thought it didn't look so big in the picture... ha ha ha... It does state the size, we just didn't pay enough attention to the numbers... too late now... It's a free pattern and can be found over on the Moda Bake Shop site, it's quite lovely isn't it? The pattern's for using a Jelly Roll but Barbie made up her own with 2 1/2" strips of fabrics she already had at home.
Ta daaaa... Maid Marion has the centre of her Heirloom Quilt finished... she is really happy with how it turned out. I think we are all impressed with the way the two ladies have worked relentlessly on all the blocks and stitching... it's lovely to see the quilts taking shape now... There is still a lot of stitching to be done for the borders, I think they're about 18" deep... the poor sewing machines will need to be treated to a good and thorough service after all the work they have had to do.

1 comment:

Becky said...

LOVE the stack and whack with the brownish background - it looks awesome!