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Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Remnant Night

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.

P2270056 Vickie’s project for the night

Leigh had purchased the pattern for the pretty quilt “T’was the Night before Christmas” recently, and has been busy doing some of the stitchery panels.  It’s going to be great, and I love was she has done so far.

P2270057  Leigh has been busy stitching

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.

P2270058 Floating Four Patch blocks

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.

P2270060 Debi was still working on her club blocks

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.

P2270061 Needle turn appliqué by Janelle

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.

P2270062 .  Sara’s cross stitch pin cushion kit

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.

P2270063 Sandra’s appliqué panels

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?

P2270059 Linda getting those seams opened 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.


Lis Harwood said...

What a diverse and talented bunch of ladies.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I just loved seeing this snapshot of what was happening with this group. Talented all of them!