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Saturday, August 1, 2015

July Remnants Night

The monthly Remnants Night stitching group is always a lot of fun.  The early birds each brought a plate of food to share for our meal, which is always a feast, this time comprised of savouries, cheese rolls, pizza, quiche, and a very tasty fish pie.  We sat and ate our meal together,and then later several more ladies arrived, ending up with about a dozen of us enjoying the evening in the hall together. 

As usual, there was a lot happening, and some beautiful work on show.  Such as these gorgeous paper pieced diamonds that Janelle was working on – this project has been tucked away for a while, she commented.  Just look at those beautiful colours, I just love those pinks and greens together. 

P7310034 Janelle’s paper pieced diamonds

Kaye had just attended a class about working with doilies and was at the stage of adding embellishments.  All sorts of lovely goodies have made their way into these blocks.

P7310030 Kaye stitching on buttons and beads

Noeline decided to make use of the large tables and pin out a quilt.  That saved her from doing it on her hands and knees at home, she said.  This beauty has a dozen pretty stitched blocks framed in a variety of green batik fabrics.

P7310032 Noeline busy pinning up her quilt

The others were all just as busy too.  Both Vickie and myself did some tracing on light boxes, and then I did some more stitching on my Christmas ABC blocks.  Janneke was machining up blocks for a pretty child’s quilt to donate to Ronald McDonald and Wendy was sitting beside me turning tiny hexagons into pincushions, so it was a hive of activity all around.  And Linda had her head down machine appliquéing her striking dark blue and cream blocks which originated from a Shop Hop a wee while ago.

P7310036 Linda concentrating on her appliqué stitching

P7310038 Everyone hard at work

It was great to catch up with some who hadn’t made it for the last time or two, and welcome new faces too.  I managed to turn all the lights off and lock up the hall at the end of the evening with a little help – next time I’ll remember to bring a torch with me to make this task easier.  Thanks ladies, it was a great night.

1 comment:

desertskyquilts said...

I love the name of your group, and that you get together. I don't have a group like that here. It seems they all live in Australia or New Zealand. =) It was so nice to see all the projects people are doing, such a lovely variety, and dinner first - yum!