There was a bit of a startled 'look around' last week when someone was talking of using orphans to make a quilt, don't know if the thought was more along the lines of 'what a good idea' or 'is that allowed?'.... of course it was orphan blocks that were being referred to, well... that was all sorted and we had a bit of a giggle, well not as big a laugh as when the girls were getting ready for Gwen's class today........one of the items on the requirements list was a compass.......Catty, for the life of her couldn't see why you would need one, but it was on the list, so..........
One of the cool uses for the compass.....the other kind of compass, was how to draw up hexagons,
While some were learning new skills, others were enjoying their friends company, Louise was researching ideas to use those pretty circles she has in front of her, and Sadie was really getting stuck into those black hexies.
Fran crocheted two cloche hats, a white one and a steel blue one, both decorated with cute little yarn flowers. She bought them along to show us, so of course, had to ask her to model one for us...
Janette bought along her ditch quilted 'I Spy', looking for some inspiration for further quilting on the blocks,
The backing was bought before the quilt was assembled and there just wasn't enough fabric (how often does that happen?!) so Janette was rather thrilled to find a purple and orange that toned in beautifully,
Lorraine has finished her 'Orphan' quilt, who would think it was orphans??
She then used this continuous quilting design to practice her machine quilting skills in the medallion border.