Thursday, October 16, 2014

Show and Tell

Don't you love the way quilters encourage each other when they get together? This month, at our St Mark's Quilters workshop, there were plenty of oohs and aahs as we took time to admire each other's latest creations, not all of them charity quilts.

Di B has signed up for the worldwide Instagram mini quilt swap, and she brought along her finished quilt, made with foundation paper pieced spiral flying geese. I love the way those tiny triangles of Terra Australis 2 in their vibrant colours glow against the newsprint background.

We could imagine how sweet this pattern might be, reproduced in pastels as a Blanket of Love sometime in the future.

Di has also been busy making a birthday quilt for a little boy who lives next door to her. The big braid pattern looks very effective made from a jelly roll in bright prints, and bordered in a vivid blue faux hand-dye fabric. It just needed some border quilting and the binding done before it would be ready to give.

Gail had her completed mini braid quilt, A Blanket of Love for RPA Newborn Care.

That pieced bias binding is a cute variation. We love it when our quilters try something a little different!

Di C made this giant star quilt and quilted it in black thread to emphasize the star.

Clever Di even managed to line up her blocks on the front with an identical star pieced backing.

Michelle has been carefully working on this kindy quilt for The Marcia kindy for autistic children at Liverpool. The fabrics are all doggy themed  and she's going to appliqué those little red kennels and some dogs on that yellow solid strip.

She finished pinning her quilt and started the straight line quilting using her new Bernina walking foot with the ditch stitching guide.

We had some sweet finishes too, like this one by Barb.

This quilt by Perdita is much prettier that it looks here. The delicate shade of powder blue has tiny white stars, and she's backed it with a Winnie the Pooh print in the same blue.

Barb's been playing with HSTs and come up with this pretty diagonal arrangement. Nice!

Gillian made this clever woven-effect heart in a pink and a blue version.

And there was plenty of interest in this clever design, also by Gillian. Look what a little imaginative fussy cutting can produce!

And this one, made by me, has finally been added to the pile.

Of course our two most encouraging.'members' were there too.

Chester took snack time very seriously.

And Matilda just didn't stop smiling :-)


  1. Wonderful quilts, Di......well done to everyone!

  2. What a fun gathering - I can't believe she got the stars lined up so well on the front and the back!

  3. You ladies never cease to amaze me. The work you all put into your projects is astounding. I love each and every piece, esp. that last one, your header.

  4. No wonder there was lots of oohing and ahhing, you all had such wonderful show and tell to share!!


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