Anike was setting up to continue 'free hand quilting' or as we would term it free motion quilting on half of her quilt.
Debby was threading up her needle in preparation of button hole stitching around some really cute farm animals on a baby quilt for her God daughters new baby.
Janice is quite a prolific quilter and usually has her quilts quilted by a long arm quilter, or if her own quilting, has gone with the stitch in the ditch approach. With the continued support of a friend who convinced her to give it a try she has been pleasantly surprised to find just how easy it is to get a great result using gentle curves and straight lines.
As promised, Michelle bought along her lovely crazy patchwork squares, all framed up and looking beautiful.
Heather was inspired by Michells work and also joined the happy little gang of 'crazies' who gather at Patchwork Angel to be tutored by Jenny.
Jenny's book in our library, Heather chose to buy her own copy. It's a great reference and inspirational book.
We had two gals visiting with us today with a view to joining our group, Karen and Carol.
Karen chose to bring a piece of Sashiko along to work on.
Carol bought along some 1/2" hexies that she will be using on a quilt for her bed using her own design of Cathederal Windows with a hexie in each window.
Carol was originally enticed to start on the 'Insanity' quilt by this gift from a friend, a cute mini
Lynette Anderson's ranges.
'Insanity' is an award winning quilt by Australian quilter and tutor Rhonda Pearce and uses over 10,000 hexies. After making a number of the hexies, Carol decided 10 thousand was just a few more than she wanted to create, hence the new design of a quilt for her bed. The pattern for 'Insanity' was featured on the front cover of an old Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine, pictured below if you are interested in your own little piece of insanity
More on the quilt creations from the Jan Phillips workshop held recently.
Jackie, Denise and Val, carefully separating fabrics after one of those breath holding free form cuts.
Heather with her tablerunner, not quilted yet but in the works! - It's all that crazy stitching she is doing - only so many hours in a day!
Dots and spots added, coming along nicely.
New member Karen D. was also working on Shashiko.
While Lorraine L. was sitting back, taking a break from her hand pieced stars.
Sandy has almost completed another embroidered block.
and Val has selected just a few fabrics from Derricks donated stash to help in the creation of more charity quilts.
Karen is also working on little hexies that she will be turning into a pretty little make-up bag for herself.
Marcia was given a fat quarter pack and a commission to create 'a rug for the floor for her grandson in law to watch t.v.'
She opted for a pattern sourced from Moda Bake Shop, not unlike this pattern here. to create a very masculine quilt, just perfect to roll around and wrap yourself in for a tellie marathon.
Update: just to hand, Carmen's new e-mail contact
So, if you are interested in having Carmen quilt your latest lovely, shoot her off an email, she will contact you and soon you will have a snuggly lovely!