Saturday, November 20, 2010

Too much looking and admiring…

…and not enough photographing has meant that I can’t show you all the projects The English Quilt girls have been working on over the two months since we last met. Nevertheless there’s plenty to see.
This week four of us drove from our fairly densely populated area of Sydney to Lyn’s home, just 40 minutes away. There we sat on her verandah enjoying coffee and apple cake and this tranquil view through the gum trees, and stitching to the sound of cicadas in the background .IMG_8183  Rae was our driver on the day, and I just loved her snappy colour co-ordination with her red car! Look at those fantastic red suede shoes. The holes punched in the uppers mean that wearing white socks produces a polka dot effect. Cute!IMG_8196 Gail was working on her delectable Coconut Ice quilt. If you look closely you’ll see the beginnings of her 3D rosebuds.IMG_8193 Robbie has started to hand quilt her Dresden Plate quilt, all pieced in retro Liberty Tana lawn fabrics that she backed with fusible interfacing for extra strength before cutting.
So many old “friends” among these Liberty favourites. You should have heard us.
“I used to have a dress in that fabric!”
“I had a glasses case in that lovely floral!”
“I smocked a dress in that one for my little granddaughter! “
IMG_8185-1IMG_8186  Lyn was working on a woollen quilt, her second colourful Sue Spargo design.IMG_8195 She’s also been busy making gifts for some Special Little People this Christmas.
Don’t you just love the button she made from Fimo. IMG_8189 IMG_8190 IMG_8191No photos, but Anne, Rae and I made steady progress with our projects. You’ll just have to wait till the new year to see what we’re up to. IMG_8192 Can you bear the suspense?      Trust me, it’ll be worth it :-))

1 comment:

  1. Your strategy worked... I'm missing Australia and my quilt-y friends something fierce! How I would have adored being with you. Lyn might like to know that Sue Spargo will be at the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild meeting, January 26-27, 2011. Can the English Group make a road trip? I'll fix lunch!


I love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment.