Thursday, October 15, 2009

October Show & Tell

For the October meeting we had a sewing morning working on our next raffle quilt. Helen had cut and prepared all the block pieces and the ladies sewed. We made good progress. The border blocks are diamonds:

And the centre is 54-40 or Fight blocks and Corral blocks. I must admit I have never seen the Corral block before and Icouldn't find it anywhere in EQ6 or my book of 500 blocks. I'd love to know where it came from:
The quilt was from Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine Vol 16 #8 and was designed by Frances Leate. We changed the centre block so it had the 54-40 or Fight star points, rather than the Ohio star points in the original design that were in the centre. We are looking forward to seeing the finishee quilt.

The past few months have been really busy for those of us involved in the Row by Row challenge and the Round Robin challenge. soem ladies wanted to do one and some wanted to do the other, so we rane it simultaneously. It made for a great Show & Tell since the ladies did not know who owned the set of blocks until they were displayed. this Row by Row was run slightly differently to the last one the club did. This time the blocks for the rows were not joined together so the owners could decide on a different arrangement of the blocks if they didn't want just rows. The owners made the first row and the other participants had free reign as long as the blocks added up to 48" wide. The fabric was supplied by each participant ( I think).

First up is the set of blocks owned by Heather. She chose a Christmas theme:
These belong to Susan. I think flowers were her theme and the flowere in the centre of the third row were fussy cut:
Then Margaret gets this set of blocks. I couldn't help making a comment about having seen those 54-40 or Fight blocks somewhere else recently!
Alison chose an Autumn theme and has these lovely blocks to play with:
We were all very interested in this halloween theme quilt. Lynette willhave agreat time putting these together for her grandchild. The bat row was very cleverly done with solid black appliqued onto a black and gray printed background and isn't the spider delightful! In fact the whole thing is very cute:
Annette wanted log cabins in bright colours and that is what she got! I can see this one growing into quite a big quilt:
Teresa loves country style quilts and these blocks will make up into a very nice quilt:
Then we moved onto the round robins. These tops were put together (of course) and had more detailed instructions for the participants to follow. All the fabric was supplied by the owner of the quilt. The first one is owned by Bernice:
This dramatic red, black and gray quilt is going to Veronica:
Rae did a very nice needle-turned block for thec entre of hers and whoever did the next row made a great j0b of the blue and white points:
Topsy-turvey for Myra. The third row had to incorporate setting the top on-point and log cabin together (not as easy as it sounds) and whoever did the stripes and tiny white triangle log cabin round was very clever:
Very pretty colours for Rosalie to go with her fushia centre:
Another dramatic combination of colours , this time for Maureen:
Annette chose blues and grays for her top:
Now we move on to the general Show & Tell and this is Annes community quilt finished:
And this is Rae's community quilt, also finished:
Another finished community quilt from Maureen. ( Don't I recognise those star points in the sashing rom somewhere??):
There are a few more quits form this months show & tell but we had some camera problems and didn't quite get all of them on. So we apologise to those members whose quilts didn't make it into this month's post - sorry :-(

September Show & Tell

Oh dear, I've been bit slack again, but only 2 months behind this time :-)
First up is two quilts by Donna and Carey made in the popular 'postcards' design.

Donna and Carey love working together on the same pattern and they repeated it with these two lovely quilts:
Helen has been busy and has just the binding to sew on this scrap quilt:

She has also made this top completely out of scraps with the design relying on the placement of light and dark fabrics only. No regard was given to colour at all. The little squares are 1" finished. The ladies thought she was mad when they saw her sewing them at club!
And this is Helen's contribution to the community quilt project:
Susan mad this bag from a $5 remnant. Very stylie!
Frances G finishe this delightful chook wall hanging:
Carol had a brother's wedding to go to and this is the quilt she made for the happy couple. Lovely freesia fabric:
Audrey made this table runner with beautiful appliqued flowers:
Marie is one of our newer members and this is her first quilt:
Heather is working on this heats and flowers quilts:
Glenys completed this very nice table runner in the stained glass style:
Amy is planning to teach an "orphan" block class next year. She put together these blocks to show what can be done:
(Should I let you in on the secret that she raided her mother's orphan blocks stash for this top?)