Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jack-in-a-Box Workshop

On May 14th we were delighted to have Carolyn Gibbs teach a workshop on this 'Jack-in-a-Box' block. Carolyn is an expert in pressing to achieve perfect points and as you can see from June's block her methods really work!

Thirteen of our members had a brilliant day and produced some lovely blocks:

 Here is Carolyn demonstrating to the group:

And here is everyone working hard:

We can't wait to see the finished quilts!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Spring Quilts

At the April meeting we had a display of the results of the Spring Challenge: make a quilt maximum size 24" on the theme of 'Spring'. We then voted with pennies to see which 3 quilts would win a prize of a quilting book. The bag above made by Jackie was the most popular. It is a very clever play on the word spring with a beautifully made picture of Zebedee from the Magic Roundabout! Well done Jackie!

The other two winners were:
Pippa's daffodils blowing in the wind features lovely machine stitching which adds the movement to the flowers and leaves, and a hand quilted background. Pippa drew the picture herself.

Mandy's tulip quilt has a beautiful country look and the hand applique and quilting is perfect!

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all the entrants who took the time to make a quilt and share it with us.