Thursday, February 24, 2011

February Fun!

Our February meeting started with 'Show-n-tell' including this fabulous log cabin which Mandy made with scaps.It is stunning!

Delaine made this lovely wedding ring quilt for her daughter Mandy's wedding anniversary. What a beautiful gift.

Janet has finished this pretty mystery quilt in lovely shades of lilac and yellow. The pattern for our mystery quilt was based on a '54-40' block quilt from MCalls Quilting. Click here to download the pattern.

Muriel used a selection of green fabrics to make this striking design:

The theme this evening was 'quilt as you go'. Jean demonstrated how she made her quick and easy bags from strips of fabric.
We hope she will do a workshop on these soon so that we can all have one!

Joan also showed us some quilt as you go blocks. She learned the technique of joining the blocks from this book by Carolyn Foster.
For more details of the book or to order a copy click here

Friday, February 18, 2011

Show n Tell

Sorry it's taken me so long to upload these photos from our January meeting! The first shows what can be done with hand-dyed fabrics. These were dyed in one of our workshops last year. We have another dyeing workshop coming up on March 5th.

Here are more photos from our show and tell:

The last three photos are 'Mystery Quilts' which we started in the Autumn lasdt year. Well done ladies for finishing them! It's surprising how different they look made up with different fabrics.

Our January meeting was our Christmas party. Here's everyone working on our Christmas decorations and the finished results:
This month's meeting is on 'Quilt as You Go'. Stop by soon to see what we got up to!