Friday, June 17, 2011

A little sheepish

That’s how I was feeling when I arrived at Gail’s this morning for the English Quilt group’s monthly get-together. Embarrassed smile

With deadlines looming for a few other projects like the craft stall for St Luke’s Care my hand-pieced version of Joseph’s Coat (aka Jill’s Quilt by our little group) hasn’t been out of its box since our May get-together at Jill’s place, and I was convinced the others would have theirs almost finished by now.

It turns out I wasn’t the only one temporarily diverted.

Jill’s been absorbed in making Chris Jurd’s beautiful quilt, Deauville. Look at her progress since last month.




Gail is using this rainbow of cotton sateen sample fabrics to whip up a Bento Box quilt for her son, using the subtle colour gradations to wonderful effect.IMG_0152





And Anne is meticulously embroidering a cashmere blanket for her new little granddaughter, due to arrive in the next month.




Our “quiet achiever”, Rae, hasn’t been idle either, and next time I’ll show you what she’s been up to.



Added later – For enquiring minds, Anne’s teddies are from a Windflower Embroidery pattern which she bought a few years ago from the Crewel Gobelin at Killara in Sydney (Australia). The bears are made from velour and you simply have to touch themSmile


  1. I just have to ask - how in the world did she put those bears on there? Is there a pattern? blessings, marlene

  2. You have no reason to feel baa-a (ahem) bad, about not working on your Jill quilt. You've got your priorities right. Good on you for making pieces that will, ultimately help others! These projects are great. Anne's little bears are adorable. Congrats to her on a soon-to-arrive bub!

  3. OK - I gotta know how she did those bears!! :)

  4. Beautiful work by everyone! Wish there were Like buttons under all the photos, like FB. lol


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