It was great to catch up with the Sew Wot ladies again on Tuesday, but sickness and medical appointments kept our numbers low this time. Mary was our hostess, and provided a lovely morning tea, as usual. No wonder one of the husbands call us the “Eat Alots”!
Both Mary and Heather B had been along recently to Fox’s Cottage quilt shop and taken a class making the popular jelly roll quilt. Heather’s quilt top was dark blue, with a distinctly Japanese look to it. She spent the rest of the morning cutting out some striking blue and orange fish - these will be placed randomly on the quilt and appliqued in place.
Heather peeping over the top of her Jelly Roll quilt
Mary’s quilt from the class was definitely scrappy, and I liked the addition of the black corner stones. It gave the design quite a different look.
Mary’s Jelly Roll quilt
Mary had another quilt top to show. She had taken part in a nine patch swap with a friend and put her blocks together in this striking setting.
Mary’s nine patch swap blocks
We spent the morning looking at magazine – everyone swears these breed in the dark. And chatting too, of course. Moira was quietly stitching away, making an interesting looking doorstop. No photos till it’s completed, I was told. Heather E was working away on even more hexagons – something she likes to do as they use up tiny bits of fabric. And I was stitching the first of my four corner blocks for my Christmas ABC quilt.
Mary’s Zen-embroidery project is coming along well. She has stitched around all the leaves, and is now adding colour with the flowers. This is going to be a beautiful piece indeed when it is completed.
I had to leave a little early as I had a hospital appointment, but I couldn’t go without taking a photo of Mary’s lovely front garden. Whatever the season, it is always a joy to behold. Mary is an avid gardener, and it certainly shows.
Mary’s front garden, with the tiny citrus tree full of fruit