The end of the month rolled around, and after a break over the Christmas/New Year holidays, it was finally the first Remnant night of the year. It’s such a long time from our last one in November to February that I was suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Even though we had visitors staying for a few days, I just had to pop in during the evening leaving DH in charge of our guests and see what everyone was getting up to. Not for the whole evening, you understand, but just for an hour – and I didn’t even take any stitching with me.
There was a lot happening. Vickie was kindly finishing a quilt for a friend who had started it and come to a big halt – how kind was that. She was busy stitching strips together to make the sashings.
She is also taking charge of all the blocks some on the ladies have been whipping up for the charity quilts the club wants to put together and hand out to people in need. Val and Ruby were newbie Remnants and busily churning out these blocks. ( I heard a whisper that Ruby had baked some Ginger Gems for the ladies so just had to try one out. It was delicious!) The variety of Floating Four Patch blocks look great and we expect a lot more to be handed in at our next club night.
Debi was also working on some more four patch blocks for the club charity quilts. Plus some batik blocks which will be going in the raffle quilt for later in the year. We were given several batik squares and were asked to add batik strips around the edges in complementary colours.
Janelle and Sara were chatting away together as they worked on their projects. Both these girls do lovely work so I had to check out their progress. Janelle does exquisite needle turn and was starting to appliqué vines with 3D buds. She needs nine big blocks like this, she told me, to make a bed quilt for herself.
Sara was doing cross stitch, stitching away on a darling little pincushion, Le Poulet, a French Pincushion. The pattern was purchased on-line and is a Blackbird Design. A lucky friend will be getting this.
Club President Sandra was doing some machine quilting on the last of her long appliqué panels. These pretty black, red and white quilt sections will then be joined together with the QATG technique. I’ve never done this before so I will be interested to see how it all comes together.
Sitting quietly and a study in concentration, Linda, who goes by the mantle of “Queen of the Recyclers” was unpicking her Op Shop bargain buys to use in future projects. They all seemed to be variations of black and white to me – wonder how it will all end up?
So I left the ladies to their work and hurried back to see how my guests were getting on while I was playing hooky. They were fine – in the middle of watching a TV drama. Hopefully I will get to the next Remnants meeting next month.