Saturday, August 1, 2009

Is It August Already?

Since I have been such a slack blogger for quite some time you have 3 lots of show & tell to feast your eyes on today. I don't think I have ever made 3 posts in one day and may this teach me a lesson to do it straight after each meeting! Make sure you scroll down to get the June, July and August Show and Tell.

There were lots of quilts today. The first one is a strip-pieced hexagon spider web quilt by Susan:
Next are two Cathedral Window quilts by Rosemarie:

Joy has made 4 more scrap quilts. I'm only showing half of them because 'someone' was standing in front of the other half when the pictures were taken :-)

Anne is one of our senior members and is vision-impaired, but still she quilts!
Frances G made this ever-popular gollie pattern:
Not a 'quilt', in the sense that it has no batting, and it was not made by her, but Kath thought this piece of embellished embroidery from Thailand was worth taking a closer look at:
Judy made this scrap quilt for our community quilts project:
Veronica made this for her grand daughter:
Maureen is also a member of Rangitikei Quilters and won a prize at their recent exhibition with this very interesting piece:
Carol is sending this top off to the quilter on Monday. Lucky she noticed one of the borders is on upside down before she sent it!
Audrey did a workshop by Anna Williams. I think it is called Persian Carpet:
This was made by Rosalie for a new great niece:
The next two are cot quilts made by Rose for the community quilts project:

Ruth has finished stitching her sashiko piece started in Robyn Burgess' Symposium workshop:
Anita, who is the queen of the basting table, had been practising herf ree motion quilting on these two pieces:

This is Madeline's quilt for the community quilt project:
and this is Rae's donation:
Myra has finished the NZ fabric waistcoat for her husband. She says he is gooing to wear it to work next week. good on him!
She also made this quilt and used a walking foot for the first time:
A lesson from Frances on the perils of using wool batting. This is the very first quilt she made, for her grandson. Guess what happened when it got washed? He won't let her fix it up. He loves it the way it is, all wrinkly (like some of us are getting!)
As Frances showed her latest work, her daughter Amy was heard to say " she went through all my cupboards!". Amy was away on holiday and France 'pinched' this quilt so it could get to the finished stage. Amy started it for her first daughter Georgia (now 2 and a half) and Frances completed the quilting so Sienna, Amy's second daughter (who is now about 7 months old), can have a quilt too :-)

July Show & Tell

And moving right along we now have the show & Tell from July.

Doreen is a couple of years the 'wrong' side of 80 and is a fairly recent convert to quilting. These table runners are her latest pieces. Isn't she doing well?
Pat made this very popular Bugs pattern:
and this scrap cot quilt:
Lyn made this retro apron. I remember my mother wearing these "cover-all's"Susan fussy-cut every single hexagon on this I Spy quilt. It was fantastic:and the Disney characters she embroidered on this quilt are very sweet:
A new member, Ann, was brave enough to bring some show & tell to her first meeting. She showed us this sampler quilt with lovely soft colourings:
and this popular pattern, from Grandmother's Garden I think:
The ladies liked the bag Ann used to carry her quilts in:
This is a scrap piece made by moi. I was given several, well lots (make that hundreds!) of pre-cut 1 1/2" squares and I couldn't bear to ditch them (the ladies thought I was nuts sewing such small squares together) so I am teaming them up with half-square triangles in this Jacob's ladder variation. I kinda like it:
This quilt was made using the very beautiful Nancy Halverson fabrics and the photo does not really do it justice. Made by 'I don't know who' since I can't find itwritten on the list I was given:
Roesmary made this scrap quilt using quarter-square triangles:
Lesley's pieced hearts quilt was very cheery:
Madeline did a 'piece and cut' type workshop at Symposium (sorry, I don't know who the tutor was. She made the resulting blocks into this bag:

Frances is doing the very lovely Susan Claire block of the month. This is one of the borders:

June Meeting?

Actually, today is the August Meeting. I got the message today that I haven't done the club blog since May! Woe is me, where does the time go??

So here is the Show & Tell from June"

First up, Myra has done a lovely landscape of Mt Ruapehu and has finished her Happy Villages quilt:
She also showed us an early piece, tied rather than quilted:
Joy is the scrap quilt extraordinaire. She has such a great collection of bright scraps that her quilts are always lovely. Here are two of the latest :

Heather has done this lovely scrap quilt using very tiny pieces. Those little squares are cut at 1 1/2"!
Jean did a fantastic postcard workshop at Symposium. I love the reflection in the land(water?)scape. The leaf is pretty cool too:
Alison finished her Mary Transom 'Autumn Harvest' quilt from the workshop we had a while ago:
This is the results of the printing and dying class Betty did at Symposium. A very nice effect on commercial fabric:
Tracey made this wall hanging:
Lorraine did Gloria Loughman's 'Escape to the Rainforest' workshop at Symposium and this piece is still in progress. I can't wait to see it finished.
She did this quilt at our recent half-nighter:
Rose embroidered the birds on this wall hanging very beautifully:
Trish made a couple of bags:
Madeline made this very nice scrap quilt. I like the sashing and cornerstones around the squares:
Heather made this lovely fused applique I Spy quilt.
Amy is quilting her Cloth Shop Saturday Sampler by the Quilt-As-You-Go method. The colours are too dark in the photo but the fabric is gorgeous:
Three of our members did a Round Robin simultaneously with a group of ladies from England. There were supposed to be 4 of us but one had to pull out because of a bereavement. This is Barbara's
This is Helen's
And this is Annette's:
Lastly, remember that saying "I'd rather be 40 than pregnant"? Well, Rosie discovered she was pregnant at the beginning of the year (much to her 15 year old daughter's disgust who felt she needed to have a 'birds and bees' talk with her father!) This is a quick quilt I made for the coming baby: