Saturday, October 30, 2010

October Show and Tell

 Here are a selection of quilts brought to our October meeting. We have some very talented members!



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Saturday, October 2, 2010

September Show n Tell

Our September meeting was well attended despite some competition from another nearby quillt group! As usual we had a lovely show and tell session with our talented quilters showing off their skills! Sue had finished this gorgeous cream and brown quilt which she had hand quilted beautifully

. These two quilts were started at a recent workshop. It's very interesting to see how the different colours make such a huge difference to the look of the finished quilt.
Janet is a prolific quilter and is very clever at choosing  lovely colour combinations. This design is a simple but stunning.

Jeni has tackled a McKenna Ryan pattern - no mean feat as there are such tiny pieces in this applique design. The finished panel is gorgeous. Here is a close up:
Mandy used strips of scrap fabrics to create a beautiful Monet-like seascape. Her quilting adds real texture and detail. She also brought a small wallhanging, started at a workshop, to which she'd added hanging decorations made from leftovers from the elephant panel:

Jean has been making these bags from Jelly Roll and Honey Bun strips. She's going to demonstrate how to make these at our December meeting which will be about 'Quilt as You Go' techniques. She has made 5 bags so far! Here's another she finished at our last sew-in:
After show and tell June demonstrated how to sew the drunkards path block and showed us a wide range of designs which can be made from the block including an owl, a cat, a turtle,a bird and a butterfly!

Our next event is a 'Miniature Quilt' workshop on October 9th. If you'd like to see more of our quilts please come along to our coffee morning in Wetherby Town Hall on Saturday 6th November where we'll also be selling small gift and other quilting goodies!