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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Sew Wot Tuesday

The Sew Wots gathered at Heather E’s home today for our fortnightly get-together,and collectively brought along quite a range of Show and Tell.   You never know what these ladies are quietly stitching in the background – and then, the finished project is proudly displayed.  And we have a lot to be proud of, the Sew Wots are quite a talented bunch indeed.

Helen had brought along a little quilt, Convergence, we think it’s called, made from a pattern in one of our late member Pam’s books.  It’s interesting how the stripes change size.

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Helen’s wall-hanging

Then she showed us a very pretty cushion cover, wool applique on a pieced background, a Sue Spargo design.  Working with wool fabric seems very popular at the moment.

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Wool applique cushion cover

This gorgeous applique bird was made by Heather B and will become a cushion.  I thought the background fabric used was just perfect

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Heather B’s bird cushion cover

I was never part of the Trichem painting rage, and this is an extremely old UFO, Heather said.  The beautiful woodland animals have to be seen up close to be fully appreciated, just gorgeous. 

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Coloured with Trichem paints

Moira had been very busy too – cushions were obviously flavour of the month as she brought along one she had just completed.  This one is made with colourful beach huts

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Beach Huts

Houses featured on Moira’s other finish, a bed runner using some Kaffe Fasset fabrics.  Moira had such fun making these items, she said.

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Moira’s bed runner

Our hostess Heather E is a prolific stitcher and had two quilts to show us.  In an effort to use up some of her stash, Heather has been using up squares to piece the backs.  A good idea, but the pile of scraps never seems to go down, do they. 

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Two recent finishes by Heather E

Carol was knitting cotton dishcloths, I started stitching my next New Zealand Botanical block, the pohutukawa tree, also known as the NZ Christmas tree as it flowers over summer.  Then we had a really important discussion – where shall we go for the Sew Wots Christmas get-together?  After tossing a few names of cafes in the air, the decision was made, and a booking will be done.  Another lovely morning, (with home baking of course) thanks Heather.  Sadly with a couple of trips planned, I’ll be missing the next few Sew Wot mornings, but that's the way things go sometimes.  But you can be sure I’ll be there for the Christmas outing!

7 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Definitely lovely show and tell Jenny. Nice to spend time together and be inspired too xx

Janice said...

A lovely day of friendship. Such clever ladies.

Julierose said...

What lovely pieces; very talented group of ladies you have there...thanks for sharing...hugs, Julierose

Tired Teacher said...

I agree that the background fabric for the bird cushion is absolutely perfect.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

taking time this morning to catch up on blog reading - we are having a rainy day here and in the motorhome there is not a lot to do other than catch up on blogs, sew and read - I always have some shows on Netflix downloaded to my Ipad so I can do that too - your morning sewing group always has some nice quilts to share don't they. I like Helen's wall hanging!

Judith Emery said...

Such a talented group of stitchers. I wish I could make such progress. It's taken me all summer to crochet doilies for my six portholes, they actually grow quite quickly once I get stuck in. My next project is a rag rug for one of my granddaughters, a winter project! I do enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your lovely stitching.
Judith nb Serena.

Karen S said...

How lovely to share all those great projects. Loads of inspiration!