Sunday, 1 February 2015

January meeting - Linus sewing

This month I was lucky to be invited (in my position as county rep for Project Linus) to conduct a sewing evening.  Fabulous! On previous occasions, I have brought fabrics and demonstrated a block, but this time I asked people to help finish some of the tops which had been donated.  (I found 19 tops waiting to be bordered!)  As usual, everyone was happy to help.  

 Lots of people brought sewing machines, while others helped iron or cut, or offered moral support.

 The balloons were nothing to do with me, but added a festive touch!

 At least people had a good time, which is the most important thing.

 Betty tried hard to avoid being in this photo, but didn't quite lean back far enough !

 Here you can see a couple of the tops.  The pink one was made from four patches we made last year.

 Some sewing, some chatting!

  Doreen and Sue were helping Anne with her paper piecing.  Anne loves paper piecing and her quilts are fabulous.  This one will be for Linus too.  

 Unfortunately I had to leave before show and tell, but Paula took some photos for us.  Here is Hollie showing a cushion which was made after we had been into her school and sewed with the children.  One youngster was so inspired, that she made lots of cushions, sold them for charity and made a lot of money.  Well done!

 This is Di's quilt for a youngster and no doubt future maths whizz.

 This fabric is on the back - perfect for a child.

 Such beautiful colour gradation in this quilt.

 A Noah's Ark panel beautifully made up.

 This quilt is proof yet again that simple blocks can make stunning quilts.  The colour placement in this design is so effective.

 I think this is Ruth's fabulous applique.  Another masterclass in colour placement.

 Some bags.  A girl cannot have too many bags!

 Here is one of the Linus dog fabric challenge quilts.  Bright and cheerful.

 A small quilt with an impressive border.

 Half square triangles rely on careful placement of darks and lights for their impact.

 Different borders add to their impact.

 Two quilts whioch are mirror images of each other.  Sweet.

 Here are Paula's elephants, marching across a Linus quilt.

 This is Paula's dog fabric challenge quilt - so different to the previous one!

 Are these backs or fronts?  Either way, they look super.

 Cute sheep on a woven blanket.

 This is Paula's quilt made to a Katherine Guerrier pattern.

Here is a close up so you can appreciate the rich colour choices.  Next meeting will be a fidget quilt workshop, so please come along!

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