After the excitement of the opening of our Quilt Exhibition last week, it was nice to sit down with the stitching group and chat about the highlights as we worked on our projects. I loaded up my sewing machine to take this time, and worked on three more little Christmas wall-hangings. I took lots of sewing to do, but didn’t really seem to achieve much at all. Never mind, it’s all about getting together regularly, isn’t it? Jo was working on a “Disappearing 9 Patch” in lovely retro colours and was up to sewing the borders on the quilt top. After applying a narrow tan border, she wanted some advice. Which of the two fabrics she had with her would look better as the outside border? This is the one which everyone decided on – interesting enough, it was Jo’s first choice too.
Maureen was busy stitching away on sewing down the bindings on some place mats. The fabric is a fun black and white print featuring chefs. Maureen had earlier made a whole bunch of these for a craft sale, and this set is for a commission.
Sylvia had been very busy during the month and brought in six cute little neo natal quilts, using donated flannel fabric. All different, they looked so nice and cuddly and the hospital and the new mums are sure to appreciate them. There was only the binding on one to finish then they are all done.
Heather is the Hexagon Queen lately, and was working on another lovely quilt. She was not happy with the look of her machine quilting, so had unpicked it all. “The quilt is telling me it wants to be hand quilted”, she announced. Here she is busily basting. the quilt to prepare it for hand quilting. Will there be another hexagon quilt? Probably - Heather has a bag full of prepared hexagons left over from previous quilts.