Friday, March 19, 2010

But wait, there’s more!

Jill has been so smitten with hexagons that she’s completely finished her quilt top, sandwiched it and begun the hand quilting.  It’s a warm, mellow confection in dusty pinks, blues and browns.  IMG_3420IMG_3423  We affectionately call Gail our “over-achiever” but I think Jill’s a serious contender for the title.  Guess how many quilts she’s made before this one – two!

We couldn’t resist laying Jill’s quilt out on a bed to see the whole effect.  You like?IMG_3432

I have neither the time nor the patience to create beauties such as these, so my quilt is a more modest size, a hybrid of Frederica Josephson’s quilt and Kerry Dear’s Candied Hexagons.  My outer borders are attached and I’ve started to applique my scrappy triangles.

Are you wondering why we call ourselves The English Quilt group?  After all, we’re neither English, nor do we restrict ourselves to making English quilts. 

Every nine months or so, as a group, we decide on a quilt design we like.  Then we each make our own version of the quilt, meeting together once a month to help each other with techniques and tips, and share our progress. 

The English Quilt, by Australian designer Terri Brander, was the first quilt we chose to work on together.

There’s no obligation for any of us to make the chosen quilt, though: we just love getting together for a stitch, a laugh and a good time.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely stunning! And I can't wait to see Gail's too. You English are something! Overachievers, every one of you.


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