Tuesday, 4 March 2014

February meeting

In February we were delighted to welcome Yvonne Brown, who was a very interesting speaker and very generous with her tips and tricks.  Her forte is using synthetic fabrics, including kunin felt (I'd always wondered exactly what that was!) in a reverse applique technique and then burning the edges away to give neat and intricate shapes.  She brought lots of her work to share with us, and enthused us all!
I had forgotten my camera (so disorganised!) but luckily Sian was able to use her phone.  Here is a lovely Linus quilt in a wonky log cabin arrangement.  The red sashing really makes it sing. 

Last month's Scrappy Trip evening inspired Chris to rummage through her scrap bag.  She cleverly used a red square running through the centre of each block.  It looks wonderful!

Here is one of my Linus Mile a Minute quilts.  I love making these blocks, and they are so versatile.

The blocks we made at the last meeting were put together at 'Knit and Stitch' and I have layered and quilted them.  It doesn't matter which colour is used for the border, as all colours are already there!

This beauty was made by Carole from an Anja Townrow pattern in 'Fabrications'.  It's stunning!  It turned out to be quite large, so she asked Liz if she would longarm it for her.  Liz has done a superb job (as usual!)
Di ran a box workshop recently, and Bunty, Stephanie and Carole brought their boxes to show.  (Bet you can guess which one's Carole's!) 

This is what they look like inside - a bit like the Tardis!

Liz challenged some people to make these lattice blocks, and has put them together into a charity quilt.  I can't remember which one was mine, but I remember that accuracy rather than difficulty was the name of the game. 

This quilt came from a pack of charm squares, which waited for inspiration to strike.  They look so good with this pale blue background, and the little embroidered Kantha circles tie the whole collection together.  

Half square triangles in pink - what's not to like?

Di has a friend who is a member of a walking group called 'The Red Hats' as they all wear, yes, you guessed it, red hats!  She appliqued this bag for her friend to carry her sandwiches and other essentials.  Let's hope they don't all want one!

The day following the meeting Yvonne ran a workshop.  Here are some of the results. 

I'm looking forward to the next meeting so I can see what this inspires!

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