Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Funny Fairy Visited Today

Well, that's the only answer I can come up with, I arrived at the end of Sheila's tutorial on paper pieced crazy patchwork and as the gals left the back room it became evident that everyone was a comedian, they popped out from behind screens, they hid behind quilts, they pushed screens in front of one another having pics taken, they did mean things with fingers to others in pics...........who were then really shocked to find a friend had been so daring, really, it was just a fun house today.
but I struggled on (yeah, struggled) to bring you these lovely creations. 

Lorraine H is back from her visit to Tassie, and is busily making these rather luscious needleturn blocks........
using this cute pattern from 3 Sisters...............
in a method she calls 'organic needleturn'..........ever heard of it, nope I hadn't either, it simply means that no aids were used, no starch, no paper, no anything, just cut the leaves out of your fabric, and following the pattern placment, draw a simple line to represent the leaf placement, can you see the green placement lines below?
Place the center of the leaf along the line, pin in place and then needleturn the edges under.  How cool is that!

Lorraine I. bought along her Disappearing 9-Patch flimsey, we will be having a workshop on this method in the very near future, as you can see, a great design and not a worry about joining up the intersections or lines. Now that has gotta be a good thing.

Wendy, who loves to hand stitch while watching T.V. has another lovely red work quilt for us to drool over. 
This time a Sunbonnet Sue alphabet quilt with lovely red blocked sashings

Miriam created this quilt from some of her leftover fabric strips, scattering beautiful appliqued butterflies and flowers over the surface.
And of course the backing had to have a cost saver story too, 
Miriam found this backing sometime ago at Spotlight for the princely sum of $2.00 a meter, so all round a very good story for a beautiful and happy quilt.
Lorraine H was just off to the back room to sandwich this flimsey, it is a simply constructed one patch quilt with a very innovative fabric layout.  Lorraine calls this a mirrored quilt, that is, for each fabric used, the same designed fabric in a different colourway is mirrored in the next row of blocks
What a clever and ever so effective way to make a stunning quilt.
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