Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Show & Tell July 2010

Thanks to Kallie for her hospitality – she can be assured her oven works very well and the sour-dough bread, quiche and cake were very well received.

There were lots of hexagons around today, a few bindings being stitched down and a few baby quilts on the go.  At next month’s show & tell, we’ll hopefully have a new quilting baby to show off.

AngelesBag Angeles made this beautiful bag from batiks in one of her last classes before leaving Shanghai. Hopefully she will do some classes for us later in the year.

EllenJuly10Ellen hand-pieced the cathedral windows, then joined together with a variegated thread by machine and machine quilted. This is for her grandchildren.

MelissaBabyJuly10Melissa has finished her lovely baby quilt in a blue/green/gray colourway. Machine pieced and hopefully her baby will be here any day now to enjoy it!

KathyQJuly10Kathy Q made this stunning Row By Month quilt in the US – each row represents a different month/season on the calendar.  There are 3D bunny ears and turkey feathers – it looks amazing. The shop supplied the fabrics and Kathy chose the borders herself.  We all agreed it would be too much to quilt this monster on her own and she will probably have it professionally machine quilted.

AlisonCushionJuly10  Alison was still stitching down the binding on this cushion, made with a spiderweb block pattern sourced from a Blog.

KathyYoYoJuly10As well as working on a baby quilt, Kathy I is making yo-yos/suffolk puffs from Kaffe Fassett fabrics. There were lots of ideas to put these to good use.

KathyQRunnerJuly10Kathy Q made this table runner from fabrics bought in Singapore and has used a sarong for some of the fabrics – very clever.

TiiuJuly10Lastly, Melissa made this cute little spectacle case for Tiiu using 1.5” squares which were leftovers from her baby quilt shown above.  She used a technique where the squares are pressed onto fusible web before the seams are stitched, which is a very accurate method for such small pieces.