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