Sunday, October 5, 2014

October Show and Tell

The Crocus Quilt held held on monthly meeting on Thursday October 2nd to a great group of over 30 ladies.

Member returned their Night and Day brick blocks and I am happy to report that there were 93! This will allow us to make a generous twin sized quilt for the Band Program.  Thank you to all who participated - many hand do indeed make light work! 

Another very exciting part of the meeting was the reveal of the challenge kits for 2015.  Bev P. has challenged us to use a least 2 shapes in our projects and include these fabrics.  Remember that this year there is a maximum perimeter size of 100" to facilitate the quilts being easily hung at the library.  I believe there are still kits available for members at a cost of $10.

It was decided that we will be having 2 exchanges at our Christmas meeting on December 4th.  One is a fat quarter exchange - please place in a brown paper bag with no decorations.  The other is a mug rug exchange.  Participation in these exchanges is optional but encouraged.  If you bring one, you will leave with one.

And here was the lovely show and tell.  Gloria finished this amazing wall hanging that was started at a workshop.  There is an incredible amount of paper piecing involved and it turned out just great.  Sorry I can't remember the name of the pattern just now.

Sherry's quilt that she referred to as Ugly#1 (because she says she has enough fabric left to make Ugly #2).   I don't think it is ugly at all, and there were a few in the crowd who remembered some of the prints as well.  We just need to point out all the "vintage" fabrics that were used and it value will sky rocket!  It really was a great way to use up some fabric that may not be to your taste any longer.

Here is a close up of the quilting technique that Sherry is able to do with her walking foot.  I love the effect.

Karen shared this lovely tree-guest book-wall hanging from the 3rd of three of her children's weddings this summer.  Guests signed their names on the leaves.  The picture just doesn't do this one justice.  Very creative and I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come.

Karen's other small Halloween projects.

This quilt is Amy's and once again I can't remember the name of the pattern.  I love how the white sashing calms to whole quilt down.

This is Cheri's table centre from the workshop we offered last fall. (I wish mine were that far along - it is still in the many sample stages.)  I am going to have to get Cheri to teach me that cool top stitching technique she used around the outer edge.  It looks like hand stitching, but is done by machine.

And a few more table runners that Cheri has been busy practicing her free motion quilting skills on from our June Workshop with Joanne.

 And me showing off another version of "Pedal to the Metal" by Highway 10 Designs. We made this one for the new pattern cover.

Happy stitching!


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