Sunday, July 24, 2011

Normal service resumed.

For the past two months, our regular Saturday sewing has been put on the back burner as more important things, such as a wedding, have taken place. (We were all so taken by surprise in June when Di and Brian turned a 60th birthday into a wedding that none of us had a camera at the ready to take photos.) It was a lovely day made even better by seeing how happy Di and Brian are.

Come July, it was almost with a little sense of, I am not sure, let down perhaps???? that we gathered at Sue's. I was going to say disappointment but that is very much the wrong word, as we all love our sewing days. Anyway, here is a small tasting of some of the current projects being worked on.

Julie has started a quilt called Queen's Day on Marken. She purchased the fabric as a kit from Den Haan and Wagenmakers in Amsterdam. The quilt was designed by Elsbeth Wallenberg. There is lots of piecing and thirty-two of these windmill blocks to be made it total.

Merri has started something new, a reproduction of a quilt from the Beamish Collection (from the museum of the same name in northern England). She has created the pattern for the centre applique medallion but not beyond as yet. I just love her fabric choices.

Di is madly trying to finish a reworked Antique Wedding Sampler. This pattern will be relaunched at the Craft and Quilt Fair in Melbourne next week. It will be available as a block of the month project from Corliss on the Threadbear Stand.

I have completed the centre of my new quilt, added a small border and the first row of pinwheel blocks. I am sewing these blocks on the machine and must admit to being a bit tardy. I have almost half of the required number done.



That's about it for this month,
Until next time,

Meghan

8 comments:

  1. They are all lovely, a very talented group of ladies.

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  2. Oh my I just love everything in this post. I think I will go dig through my stash to find some of those pinks and taupes for my next applique.

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  3. Im glad to see you have all been busy and I love everything that you have showed. Congratulations Di!!!

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  4. I Love this blog. You girls are so productive, so creative and so inspirational!! I have most of Di's patterns including the Antique Wedding Sampler and I am itching to start it now - I may have to select new fabric. Is Di going to produce a pattern for the Baltimore? I have the pattern for the original 4 blocks but never did anything with them as I like larger quilts and could not decide what to do with them. Please let me know

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  5. Hi Debbie, please send me an email address to contact you by about Di's Baltimore pattern. Meghan

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  6. Meghan, Thanks for contacting me. My email is debbie@maceng.com.au Would love to hear from you

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  7. I am so pleased I came across this blog (via a dutch blog!. Cogatulations Di on your recent marriage from an "old" student from the Primarily Patchwork days.
    Lovely blog.

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