14th February – This is my quilt top on the left (might have a border added yet). Wendy’s quilt, with bold twigs in yellows and purples is in the centre and looking really good. Janet’s quilt, on the right is very different in look. She has used heavily printed denim coloured fabrics and the twigs are very subtle and less twiggy!
7th February – The background rectangles are joined into pairs (just in selected areas of the quilt) 4 joined pairs are lined up on top of each other and slashed into 4 sections, which are rearranged and rejoined using fusible interfacing and homemade bias strips (using a bias maker – although our bias strips are cut on the straight, not the bias, as they do not need to form a curve)
30th January – Everyone’s WINTER quilts are coming on really well. It is so interesting to see each person’s different interpretation
17th January – Wow some lovely colour and fabric choices – really exciting!
10th January – Group – Happy New Year! it’s good to be back to Wednesday night meetings and with a new project WINTER – a project inspired by bare trees in winter. The background is made up of rectangles smoothly blended from light to dark or from one colour to another. The shapes are fractured, broken up into geometric shapes, scattered and rejoined with twiggy outlines.
19th November: Helen – Finally recovered from the show – ie started sewing again. I have a quilt top ready for quilting. I’m thinking of quilting it with circles and squares. Circles in the center squares and the first surround and then squares outside that, in black when it is on bright and medium colours and in brights when on black and white. The pattern is a square in a square in a square, sliced into quarters and then mixed up and reassembled. It has 3 definite fabric groups, vivid brights, black and creams and finally colour wovens in fairly neutral colours.
2nd November: Helen – Elephant doorstop – nearly finished – this will be one of the gifts for sale at our show – it only needs its eyes now
23rd October: Helen – Leaf brooch to sell at our exhibition. Panne velvet and batik fabrics onto a felt base, machine stitched and then embelished with beads.
19th October: Mary – I have used transfere dyeing and experimentation, including dyed crimplene to make these 2 containers. The pyramid cushion uses “stitch ‘n’ flip”.
17th October 2017: Sue – I am close to finishing this quilt for a colleague’s wedding. I always piece my quilts by hand. Just the outer borders are added by machine. This is sandwiched with the backing and batting now, ready to quilt.
11th October 2017: We are working hard making gifts to sell at the exhibition in November. Had fun creating these little snowmen, made from fleece fabric with hand-knitted hats and scarves
Nude snowmen “Brrr…” Dressed snowmen “Ahhh…”