Pretty huh?, but just how many colours do you see? 20 or less, you have something in common with dogs, up to 39, well it's the bees for you.
Following the controversy surrounding 'that' dress, there have been various interesting ideas and explanations thrown up on the net, including this rather interesting article on Linkedin by Diana Derval.
Want to know more, pop over here and read all about why we see colours differently.
Someone who has no trouble with colours at all is Marie, she shared this terrific alphabet quilt with us. Marie created 26 lovely alphabet blocks using machine embroidered motifs and appliqued letters.
Karen is learning a new skill, yep, with Mary tutoring, Karen has joined the ranks of the Hardanger enthusiast. Look closely, you will see that she has completed her first half inch, so we are truly in on the ground floor of this new enterprise.
Co-incidentally, at the other end of the room Gwen was up to her elbows in a beautiful piece of hardanger, a table throw, started some time ago by another and given to Gwen to finish, she is reveling in the piece, Gwen loves Hardanger work.
Another gal wielding a needle was Susie,
Courtney is taking a break from her 'horses' piece and has started a floral long-stitch piece that will eventually become a lovely cushion.
Diane and Sandy were both hard at work, Diane is learning to hand quilt, tutored by Gwen she is making great inroads.
Sandy is working on this beautiful pattern, 'Sweet Daisy Dreams' by Robert Kaufman, embroidered blocks interspersed with pieced and a stunning scalloped border.
Karen has finished her version of 'Leanne's House' B.O.M. by Leanne Beasley. Several members have made this quilt and all the different versions will be part of our upcoming Quilt Show in July.
Lots of laughter and shenanigans going on with this two, and lots more of those little fabric parcels...
Gwen had two stunners for Show and Tell, the hexagon quilt originally started by our sadly missed Janet not long before her passing. Gwen has finished this lovely hand pieced hexagon quilt with a difference, hand quilting daisies in each hexie center. Janet had a million - well lots, of little pieces already cut for a pieced border but after a lot of thought Gwen went with a black and white pin striped fabric for the border, mitering the corners, it sets off the quilt beautifully. You will just have to take my word for the pinstripes, unfortunately the fabric photographed as a light grey.
The second quilt was created from Gwen's left over check fabrics using a pattern from one of our library books.
Thursday night gals have been busy, busy, lots of chickens, hens and easter egg collection bags made for the Novelties stall at the Easter Fair.
And lastly Sheila bought along her thread catcher, we will be having a workshop on this in the near future.