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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Time for more Stitching

Another month had rolled by, so it was time again for our Stitching Monday.The ladies were certainly working hard. Barbara brought along the strippy floral quilt which she has been working on . This is for her daughter and each time we see it, the quilt has grown a bit more – I think the size is just about right now. Joyce put the last few stitches in the binding on her green and lemon Picket Fence quilt. She is calling this quilt “Coals to Newcastle”. Why? Because it is a 70th birthday quilt for her sister who is also a quilter. As I mentioned to Joyce, what quilter wouldn’t be delighted to receive one as a gift? Only a quilter could truly appreciate all the time and energy that goes into making such a gift.

DSCF4095 Coals to Newcastle 70th birthday quilt

Jo was beavering away machine quilting her entry for our upcoming quilt show, so no photos just yet. What I will say is that it is a very striking design in greys and black, and not a pattern I had seen before. I just had to take a photo of Heather’s cat bag. It was made by machine quilter Sue Burnett and is just the right size to put a project in and take to a stitching day.

DSCF4091 Heather and her cat bag

Heather just loves doing hexagon quilts and sat working on her latest creation. This one has such pretty colours and I am sure that knowing Heather, it will be finished in no time at all.

DSCF4094 Heather’s latest Hexagon quilt

Margaret was busily stitching Autumn coloured flying geese blocks for a quilt backing, then went on to blue and cream half square triangles, and Maureen was working on place mats for the local craft sale. It was good to see Faye sitting stitching a quilt binding down, we are all pleased that she is regaining use of her hand after a nasty fall . And what did I do? Stitched the binding and label on my entry for our quilt show, then moved on to the stitchery I’m doing for my grand-daughter. Both are “secret squirrel” items at this stage, so no photos of my work today. With our Stitching Monday hot on the heels of our recent UFO night, I have certainly been having fun lately! Thanks ladies for your company, and for your permission to photograph your work.


Maria said...

What a great way to spend you time, stitching with other ladies.
The "Coals to Newcastle" quilt is divine. Lucky sister.
Your group are all very talented.

Julz said...

Hi Jenny, Yvonne (from Sawmillers Quiltery) put me onto your blog. I look forward to visiting more often. Hugs Jx

FlourishingPalms said...

I am drooling over Joyce's "Coals to Newcastle" quilt. I believe I'd have enough greens in my bins to make one just like it. Beautiful!