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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sew Wots Tuesday

The Sew Wot ladies welcomed me back to the fold after I had missed a couple a couple of meetings with my hospital appointments.  There was another birthday to celebrate – this time it was for Heather B, and lots of lovely gifts were coming thick and fast.

We all love “Show and Tell” and Heather started off and showed us the table runners she had made using some interesting “toile” type fabric featuring patchwork scenes.

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Two table runners made by Heather B

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Close up of fabric used in table runners

We all loved Mary’s “Domestic Bliss”  quilt top, showing scenes from the life of a housewife.  There's certainly a lot of humour in these stitcheries and we had a chuckle or two as we looked at all the blocks.

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Domestic Bliss stitched by Mary

Mary loves anything with a vintage flavour and brought along a tray cloth she had recently completed.  Her work is always so beautiful, and we all commented on how the black stitching sets off the rest of the design. 

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Stitched by Mary

Our hostess Carol had some Show and Tell too, another item in the stitchery mode.  This was a lovely red Sunbonnet Sue quilt top, and she is keeping this one for herself, she declared.  Sunbonnet Sue has been around for a long time, but she is definitely a classic design.  Lots of lovely pieced blocks to complement the stitchery blocks.

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Carol’s Sunbonnet Sue quilt top

Grunge fabric seems to be all the rage these days, I had seen it mentioned on various overseas blogs, although most of us had never seen it before.  Moira had been shopping recently and brought along a selection of Grunge fabric to show us.

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Grunge fabric, so that’s what it looks like

There was plenty of chit-chat going on, a little stitching, reading magazines, and generally catching up with everyone’s news.  Just a normal stitching morning, and another delicious morning tea, served up by our hostess Carol.  Including freshly baked scones with jam, yummy!

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Mary and Heather B

And there was one more surprise, as some of our members were not aware that we have a “Cover Girl” in our group.  Heather E does volunteer work at the local library, and her photo is now gracing the latest issue of Elderberries Magazine.  Good one, Heather!

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Our cover girl, Heather E

3 comments:

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

What superb stitcheries. That tray cloth is just beautiful.
Clever ladies

Jocelyn Thurston said...

The usual array of lovely projects, Jenny. I have never heard of grunge fabric...would I like it? Love your cover girl...kudos to her.

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for sharing the Sew Wots activities. You know how I always enjoy these posts! Such lovely, lovely projects everyone is doing!