Wednesday, October 30, 2013
There were five of us - Sue, Tracee, Annette, Carol, and moi.
Sue had finished that amazing quilt she was working on for a colleague. It was an old quilt top that looked a bit sad and sorry until Sue got her hands on it. She did wonders with it, fixing up all the split seams, adding little hexie flowers, trimming edges, and had it professionally quilted. It looks great, and the binding pulls it all together really well. Congratulations, Sue!
pretty scary, Tracee!
Below is a picture of Sue, with a picture of Sue. Are you seeing double? What a clever self-portrait it is! Sue found a lady in America who does these.
Love those bats, Sue!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tania was working on a spooky quilt, Marg was finishing some hexies, and I was paper piecing a candle mat.
Marg brought her 'challenges'; she used the Accuquilt to cut tumbler blocks and put them together, creating these beautiful little "Blankets of Love" quilts. So pretty!
Below is my little effort, also using tumbler blocks, just don't look too closely, matching them up was tricky, and I'm not really a machine quilter. It was meant for my cat Pretzel, as a blanket, but frankly, the Pretzelator couldn't give a %^&*, so it'll just sit in the pile of bits and pieces!
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Our regular room for our Wednesday night get together is currently being renovated, so we met at Tracee's for a lovely night of chatting and sewing - Sue, Marg, Carol, Tracee and myself.
We also had show and tell of our monthly challenge project. Marg did not have hers with her, but Sue and I showed our finished items, and Tracee's is a work in progress - and I can understand why, with lots of little pieces to work with.
September's challenge (we have show and tell on the first Wednesday of the following month), was to make an item with pieces cut with our new acquisition, the Accuquilt Go cutter.
Sue did a hexagon tablerunner in this absolutely gorgeous batik fabric, and free motion quilted around the flowers ~
My project was a tablerunner made with tumblers, made with alternating blues and taupes just from my stash, and quilted just with straight lines ~
and Tracee's work in progress is in this beautiful flannel fabric ~
Some lovely work, as always, even if I do say so myself!