Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Group Photo!

 Here we are!I say 'we' but someone had to operate the camera so I managed to stay out of the frame! Unfortunately lots of members are on holiday this month so we look to be a small group - we usually have many more attending. We'll have to have another group picture later in the year.

Still, we had fun with our news and  show and tell around one large table. Here are some of the quilts we shared:
Jean finished her circles quilt from the workshop earlier this month - it's beautiful! She added extra small circles and arranged the half square triangles to make diagonal stripes in the background.
Heather made this stunning landscape inspired by a trip to Scotland. She hasn't been quilting long but produces amazing work. Click on the picture to see her lovely free motion quilting.
Another landscape made by Freda. Doesn't it make you just want to step into the picture?
Joan brought this gorgeous Magnolia applique from a workshop by  Claire Tinsley of Hannah's Room.
She also showed us this fantastic miniature sampler quilt:
The blocks are 3" square! We're having a miniature quilt workshop on October 9th. Please contact us if you'd like to come along.
Finally today here's Pam's latest work in progress. Pam has injured her arm and is feeling very frustrated as the quilt is layered and pinned but she can't quilt it until she recovers.

We did talk about Christmas quilts and gifts too - more on that another time!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Festival of Quilts

We're going to the Festival of Quilts! Would you like to come too?

We've organised a coach to take us on Sunday 22nd August picking up from Tadcaster and Boston Spa. The cost of the trip is only £21 including admission to the show and Quilters Guild members get a £1 discount! Anyone is welcome to join us on this trip so if you're interested please click here to contact us.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Going Round in Circles!

Today Tuesday Quilters had a workshop taught by Janet Crossley. We worked on a 'Circles and Triangles' quilt of easy and quick blocks made by piecing half square triangles in contrasting colours and then fusing circle on top. I chose a dark purple and white fro the triangles and a multicoloured batik for the circles. Janet brought some samples to show us:

Everyone worked very hard and we got loads of blocks finished! I love workshops like this because it's fascinating to see which colours everyone has chosen. I always think they have made better choices than me!
Here are just a few:
Norma chose lovely warm colours.

Jean had gorgeous oriental fabrics.

Janet chose creamy yellow and raspberry to tone with her focus fabric.

Sue's green and black triangle were a perfect background for this beautiful floral.

Mandy chose vibrant batiks in purple and lime.

I found a multocolour batik to go with my purple and white.

As you can see it was lots of fun! I'm really looking forward to seeing some finished quilts - will they be ready for show and tell at the next meeting?

Happy Quilting!