Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Special quilt and a Show Winner

Sheila recently bought her latest creation in to share with us.  It was packaged up the next day in Birthday Wrapping for someone special, one of her lucky Granddaughters!

The center panel is a piece of Nottingham Lace that Sheila has been treasuring for quite a few years, surrounded by memory blocks, such as the T's for an initial and hearts for love of course, all surrounded by a very unusual pieced border that Sheila designed.

It's always a thrill when one of the group gains outside acknowledgment with a win at a show, be it Agricultural or Quilt.  Congratulations to Janice for her win at the Nambour Show with her 'Musical Quilt'
Janice has made several Musical Themed quilts and they are always a popular seller at our Fairs, each one different but all with that musical theme.

Our group recently had a visit from Pauline Rogers, also known as 'The Gadget Queen'.
Marie, who organised the visit also took pics and did a report for us.  Thank you Marie - I was sorry to have missed the show but school hols always chuck a bit of a curve into one's plans.

Pauline explains many ways to use Bias on quilts.
On this example Pauline has used a striped fabric to create bias.

And on this example she has created a most unusual floral design.

A quilt made using bias and many different techniques of using fabric.  The quilt was put together with a variation of quilt as you go which Pauline demonstrated.

Two different effects on the Butterfly wings.

More methods of construction to create the flowers, some are created by different folds and others using a folded suffolk puff.  The Butterfly's pink wings were created by uniform tucking then folding the tucks back on themselves and stitching in place.

The backing is done using different fabrics pieced together.

Here Pauline shows how to use the mesh transfer canvas and Karisma glue pen and pencils to transfer your designs then glue them in place with Roxanne glue.

Demonstrating how to use the Binding Tool to make finishing off your binding easy with no hassells.

Pauline demonstrated her version of how to do quilt as you go, using the bias makers.

And lastly, Pauline demonstrated how she folds and pins her fabric before cutting.

Everyone had a most enjoyable time, lots of stories told about a fun day with lots of damage done to the plastic and some gals even finding exotic ways of 'hiding the purchase'....don't we all just love to do that!
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