Thursday, August 26, 2010

Grandsons Birthday Quilt.....

and lots of other lovelies, but first this wonderful quilt Ailsa has made for her Grandson's upcoming Birthday
Black silhouettes on backgrounds with pieced blocks in between makes for a stunning quilt.
Ailsa is also wearing a vest she created in a class some time back.  Lots of lovely 3-D applique, front and back,  makes this vest another stunner.
 Closer views of some of the vehicles, lots of debate as to which one will be the Grandie's  fav. Collectible or maybe the Ferrari?

Winnifred, shyly hiding behind her W.I.P.,  is working on a small version of 'tumbling blocks' that she is hand piecing, hand quilting and then will be turning the finished panel into a cushion.

And yes! neatness does count! tiny neat stitches and quilting.
Fran is also up to her ears, figuratively speaking in W.I.P.'s, she is working on 4, yes 4 of these lovelies, ribbon embroidered hearts, one of which will be turned into a needle case for a lucky family member, the other 3 are to be framed.
Each heart shape is formed with a different selection of embroidered flowers with an appropriate colour scheme, Fran is showing the lovely soft pink roses.

Beryl bought along a quilt that she did awhile back in a class with Jan T. Urquhart, using Jan's own invention, a fast piecing system that also teaches colour value, that she has named 'Listen With Your Eyes'.

Jan has a wealth of information on her web site and blog, including Free Quilting Lessons and Free EQ7 lessons as well as info.  Pop over here to visit with Jan.
Beryl choose an all over quilting design of four leaf clovers and swirls.

Wendy has finished her 30's fabric quilt that she started on our recent retreat (It's still recent, isn't it? less than 6 months ago!)  "All those little squares" she told us, all to be cut and then stitched back together!
When Beryl was packing up, this wonderful carrier was spied, one of the first things she made at the beginning of her quilting journey, The tutor advised against quilting the bag, something that Beryl now regrets, nevertheless it is a stunning carrier.
lots of lovely blocks showcasing not only patchwork techniques, but some lovely stitching as well.
There are sunflowers appliqued onto both ends of the bag.
Arvo Tea was wonderful as usual with an assortment of sangers, a mud cake and two lovely tea cakes, snaffled a slice of the apple one - bottom right, lovely and moist and subtly spiced.  Yummo
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