Thursday, June 20, 2019

What's everyone up to?

It was a lovely sunny warm day yesteday, one of those days that just inspires you to get stuck in and enjoy your craft, a wander through the Cottage certainly showed a lot of happy quilters. Looks like everyone is super organised for our quilt exhibition in only 7 days.

Courtney was showing off her finished Teddy to an admiring Ankie and Sherrye.
Courtney got a little help from Pam of the Needlework group to finish the last few lines of knitting, Teddy now just needs to be stitched and stuffed.
In the meantime, Courtney is back to stitching her sampler

How cute is the name badge Sherry is sporting? stitched expecially for our Quilt Exhibition

May is working on the third square of a rather stunning pattern. It will be a quilt "just for me", a nod to her Dutch heritage.
The pattern is 'Dutch Meadows' by local quilter, fabric artist and tutor Bernadine Hine and has two versions, embroidery or applique. You can catch Bernadine on her Facebook page or on her blog Fabric, Dye & Threads.
May's finished first two squares.

Keeping the Quilt Show theme of 'reclaimed' in mind, Karren W created this lovely wall hanging using vibrant silk ties given to her by Beryl. Just got a few more binding stitches and one more delightful for our Exhibition.

Sue W is working on a square she is planning on turning into a cushion, featuring 'Leroy Brown' from Liz Stanway 'Teddlywinks' pattern 'The Boys are back in Town'

Another potential cushion is this panel that Lyn was just about to launch into, just got to make the final decision on which of the 3 threads she is thinking of using, Burgundy, White or a Burgundy/White variagated. Looking forward to Lyn's final decision.

Sherrye is working on more of these tiny little 4" squares, intricate and so so neat.

Spotted Val busily stitching but was really rather taken with her bring along work bag.

The gals at the far end were also busily stitching a variety of projects.
Ankie finishing off a binding and Di just about to take the first stitch in an embroidery piece.
Sandy was also finishing off the binding on this cutie.
Love the fabrics and was told that Sandy managed to do a major bargain snaffle and got them for a really low eye poppin' price.

Another binding on the race track is this innovative design from Marie, 'just scraps' she informed us. Love the way the blocks face left then right on alternate rows.

Yvonne was cutting hexie papers, but came to the realisation that the sizing was just a tad out, had Sue check them...
...nope, they stayed the wrong size.
Not to worry, Yvonne decided to work on this piece instead, tiny little fussy cut circles from a handful of different fabrics, stitched onto a background. Yvonne plans on turning this into a needle book.

Lorraine I is all set for the charity quilt-along after the show. Lorraine has got herself a longarm quilting machine and has volunteered to quilt the quilts we create - all in the name of practice - win-win for us all really.

Marlene, always one to do things just that bit differently. was also embroidering. When Sue presented the 4 patch kaleidoscope, Marlene settled on a medallion design using a square of fabric for the medallion, sashed kaleidoscope blocks finished off with a border of hearts. Its a stunning quilt to be but Marlene felt the medallion was a bit bland and wanted to give it a bit of omph, she is chain stitching the edges of the flowers for more definition. Fab idea and it is working beautifully.

Keeping Marlene company, Marie V is hand quilting across the novelty print squares in this altenate Q.A.Y.G pattern. Another stunner in the making.

As much as it is so so enjoyable to view everyones works and watch them progress there is one sight that really gets the juices flowing, a flash of bright orange dots, weilded by Jackie
yep, 3 new books added to the library.
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