Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tinsies in our quilting world..........

Yep,they've gone and shrunk the hexies..........take a look at these little darlings
That coin in the top piccie....with the fussy cut hexie resting on it, thats our 5cent coin, measures about 7/8" diameter, or 2cm if you are in the metric world.  The bottom pic shows the pattern and a finished flower, and who I hear you ask is making these tiny little blocks....well Julie is, as relaxation!  Mind you she is going through all the stress of building a new home at the moment, so maybe tinsy hexies are a relaxation.

Took the piccies and feeling a little gobsmacked showed them to the girls at the table where I sit, we were all gobsmacked! and then Marcia decided to share a 'little something' that she has been making, tinsy tinsy Suffolk Puffs.....
Aren't they darling?  The Coin is our $1 coin, 1" diameter, or close to 2.5cm, its also what Marcia is using for a template!
Anyone out there ever made anything smaller than either of these??!  I'm speechless....sort of....

Gwen is teaching a series of hand piecing classes.  We are learning the basics from the beginning of creating templates, hand piecing the block and eventually, hand quilting, all very exciting and wonderful.  Marcia, Catti and Christine have finished their first blocks.
More template creating with concentration, curved piecing was today's lesson.

Sue has assembled her Friendship Row x Row and bought it along to show, lots of lovely Japanese fabrics
 There is a row of 3-D folded Kimonos, 3-D folded flowers and what quilt with a Japanese them is complete without fans?
 Marie made this deliciously soft little quilt to donate to Project Linus, made from pale pink Minkee with applique hearts and a soft flannel backing, soft and pretty, just right for a little princess needing comfort.
 Val will be teaching another Tessellation workshop on 18th August, this time using strip piecing, and bought in two flimseys to give inspiration. The body of these quilts is a two colour design.
 Julie has been working on the stitcheries and this quilt for a little while now, she has made it to hang in her sewing room of her new home.  Probably right next to those tinsy hexagons she is currently working on.
Some of the beautiful blocks in Julies quilt, 'Dragonflies and Daisies'.  Julie has used some lovely brooches/pins as well as beads, notions and buttons in these lovely blocks, don't forget to click on the pic for a larger view.
Arvo Tea was a wonderful selection of cakes, slice and a lovely assortment of finger sandwiches, Yummo.
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