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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stitching on a Monday

What’s not to love about the monthly “Stitching Mondays”? It is a day spent stitching, sewing, pressing, giving or getting advice, a little show and tell, and most of all, the friendship and companionship of other Pinestream Quilters. Some take their sewing machines along, while others like to spend the day doing hand stitching, pinning up, or tracing patterns. It’s really just doing whatever takes your fancy, and a whole day to do it. Joyce brought along an original quilt she is working on for her grand-son. The central appliqué motif is an enlargement of a photo. What a clever idea , making this a very personal quilt.

DSCF3054 Two heads are better than one

Sylvia came along with not one, but two lovely Baltimore quilts using a range of William Morris fabrics. Both are now pinned up, and she has started the hand quilting.


DSCF3058 Sylvia with her two beautiful Baltimores

Pamela was machine quilting a very vibrant cot quilt for a family member. Starting with the colourful panel, she added pieced borders of diamonds and pin wheel blocks.

DSCF3055Pamela with her cot quilt

Isn’t Margaret’s blue starry quilt just lovely? It’s just about finished now, I think. Christine has been working away on hexagons for some time now and has put them all together. What a big job! The next stage is to appliqué the sides edges to border fabric.



And what was I doing? I took my newly service machine along and stitched up some more burgundy and cream Cobblestone blocks for a belated birthday quilt. Packed the machine away after lunch and spent the next hour stitching my Alex Anderson’s Twelve Days of Redwork blocks.

DSCF3063 My Cobblestone blocks

It was another lovely day spent doing what we all love, working with fabric.

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