And what a sewing day it was! First up we photographed the Morrell Quilts for Deb's blog special. (I wonder what you call such a group of quilts - an association, a gathering, a panoply?) Then followed show and tell. The Sisters have been busy and here are some photos of the finished quilts brought along.
First up is Barb's beautiful version of another of Di's patterns, Antique Wedding Sampler.
Barb's work is so precise - her broderie perse blocks are done by hand with the finest buttonhole stitch you will ever see.
Below are two of my favourite of the pieced blocks in the quilt. The 'fussy-cutting' is a sight to behold.
Julie has finished her Burnt Quilt. Talk about a labour of love - Julie added extra borders to make this quilt fit a king-size bed.
My favourite part of this quilt are these rather quirky broderie perse peacocks.
Di's contribution to show and tell was this new quilt (sorry, I am not sure what name it has been given) that she has designed for a class at The Ballaarat Quilter's Weekend.
The centre of the quilt is a combination of broderie perse and appliqued hexagon flowers. I am rather envious of the folk that managed to get a place in Di's class at the retreat.
Sue has started putting together her Art Deco inspired work - the colours are so rich. And isn't the lady and her dog so reminiscent of the period! Oh and don't worry about the blank spaces - Sue has made life difficult for herself by sewing together some of the finished components, but eventually these blanks will be filled with applique scenes as stunning as the first.
And this is my contribution to the day - an almost finished Turkish Tiles Reinterpreted. Just two sides of the outer chevron border to go.
And back from Helen Hayes, a beautifully quilted Deb's Not Quite Telling the Truth Applique for Beginners. I just love the feathers around the centre. Now for the binding - not my favourite task.
Most if not all of these quilts should be on display in October. For those who have asked, "Quilts in the Barn" will be held on October 15th, 16th & 17th. Opening hours, 10am-4pm. The address is 23 Hartley Road, Wonga Park.
Looking forward to seeing you all there,