Jackie O. joined our group a few weeks back and promptly took herself off on a bit of a holiday, she joined us today and bought along this beautiful Baltimore quilt. Although it took Jackie 2 years to create, each block only took between 7-11 days to complete!. Jackie was shown how to do needleturn applique and as so often happens, she was hooked.
Jackie quilted around the design in each block but had a friend machine quilt the borders in a double heart design.
Janet's Daughter gave her a book on 'Skinny Quilts' for Christmas, and Janet set herself the challenge of making as many as possible using her stash only! This vibrant creation is Janet's second from her book and stash with number 3 already in the works.
Two new members joined us yesterday and were settled in and made to feel welcome by Fran, our charming 'welcome committee'.
Lynn bought along her scrap pieced flimsey, made by request for her Grandson who is moving out of home in the near future. Using many 'memory' fabrics from her scrap pile, Lynn created each block from a central hexagon, adding strips by just diving into her scrap box and sewing her little heart out.
Our second new member, Jenny bought along some lovely Beatrix Potter print fabric to work on, looking forward to seeing Jenny's completed creation.
Christine also bought along a flimsey to share with us, made in a one day 'Stack and Slash' workshop down at the Angel, Christine decided to join the blocks using a gold bias tape.
Betty bought along another 2 Quilts of Love for the Selengor Hospital, she is also working on pieces of Hardanger, "Oh just using up some leftovers" she airily told me........have you ever done Hardanger?...it doesn't start with Hard for no reason!