Monday, May 31, 2010

May Show and Tell

Hi, the show and tell is late again 'cos it's me doing the pictures. Our new blog editor is tripping around somewhere overseas :-)

Lots for you to see this month. The club had a very successful stack and slice kaleidoscope class recently so first up is Veronica's blocks:
The fabric she used was a blue background floral - something my eye would have passed right over in the shop - but look at the stunning results:
The lovely Lone Star is also Veronica's. I've always wanted to make one of these but have never gotten around to it.
Next is Rose's pretty quilt. Look at the lovely orchid quilting:
Sonia also did the class and is quilting it in two halves. This is the first half:
 She also showed her grand child's quilt in progress - building blocks - very effective:
Joy made this denim square quilt, very useful for the cold weather we are having at the moment:
She is lucky enough to have a daughter living in London who sent her this lovely squishy package from the Victoria and Albert Museum shop:
Heather is making this bear block into a small quilt for our "Choose a Charity Quilt Auction which is to be held next year in conjunction with our exhibition in March of next year.
Heather's blocks from the class were set on a blue background:
Karen was sent fabric specially to make this quilt to go in a piano:
Rita has recently joined our club and is originally form England. She brought a couple of her early quilts. First up is a stained glass style quilt (1995):
There were lots of luscious fabrics in that. The next quilt (1998) belongs to Rita's husband and is hand quilted:
Margalite is the club's queen of "quilt as you go" and this one is stunning:
Janice recently purchased Anna Faustino's book. 'Simply Stunning Woven Quils I think is the title. Here are two pieces using the woven background technique. The first is for the Choose a Charity Quilt Auction and the second is for her grandson:

Very cool!

Lois made this very graphic quilt which has some cream fabric that has a self-shine circle pattern. It made for very interesting texture and contrast with the other cream fabric and the black. Very effective:
It is a very large bed quilt and we weren't tall enough to do it justice :-)

Donna also did the stack and whack class using a highly patterned floral that she has had in her stash for some time. This fabric has appeared in several quilt. I think she must have purchased the whole bolt!
This type of fabric produces really successful blocks. Donn has also made a quilt for her very good friend with a coffee theme
On the back are several quilty sayings
I made a quilt from the fabric I won in the raffle a few months ago. It is ready for quilting but has been sitting, waiting, waiting, waiting (and its club again on Saturday, yikes!) It looks very washed out her. In reality, it has quite a yellow tobacco tinge:
Audrey's result from the class made from a black background fabric with funky cats and dogs:
Again the use of a fabric with lots of different colours makes for stunning blocks. Audrey also showed us her wedding anniversary quilt with photo transfers in the border:
And this bright and breezy cut out style quilt
Carey made this 'black and white with a hint of red' quilt:
And lastly Frances' blocks form the class are going in a strippy style quilt, with the left over blocks appliqued as flowers on a vine, looks fab!

That's all folks - as the old cartoon character used to say.