Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Saturday Sewing

The third Saturday of the month saw all of us gather for another lovely day of stitching, talking and eating.

Di was fresh off a plane, having just returned from Houston.  She was full of stories and chat about her very busy days there.  

And it is so nice to have Clare joining us on Saturdays now.  Her boys are rapidly growing up and the need for Clare's taxi service on the weekend is diminishing so there is more free time for sewing.  Lucky us!

There was lots of show and tell - Merri has been very busy.  First up, another border has been added to the Beamish quilt.  And there was lots of discussion about the next (and final) border from a size and colour perspective.  This is going to be a gorgeous quilt when finished.


And it didn't stop there! Back in 2010 the Sisters made the raffle quilt for Quilts in the Barn.  We called it the Sister's Peony Quilt - are they peonies or lilies? Does it really matter!  Anyway, Merri has nearly finished making her own version of this beautiful quilt, just the outer border to go.

Clare brought out her now finished 19th century nine patch.  I am not going to say how long this has been in the UFO pile.  but just maybe the end product has been worth waiting for!!

And Ann bowled us all over with her stunning clamshell quilt.  This is just glorious to see in the flesh - so to speak.  The clamshells (sorry Ann I cannot remember the exact number but know it is more than 1500) are full of colour and set off the aubergine background fabric and borders beautifully.  And as you can tell from the photo - it is a big quilt!  No-one was tall enough to hold it up high enough for me to get a full view of it so apologies for the poor photo.

And last, but definitely not least, Deb's completed Phebe.  Back from Helen Hayes who has yet again done an outstanding job on the quilting.  What can I say about this quilt?  I love it and need to stop drooling over Deb's quilt and get busy and make my own version.

Hope you have enjoyed the show and tell as much as we all did,

Until next time,

Meghan

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this with us! Such beauties. Would love to see them with my own eyes, but I can live with the nice pictures Meghan! Thank you very mucht

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  2. wonderful quilts I know a lot of people who want to start to make Phebe - me included

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  3. Oh my - such perfection and dedication to detail. Gorgeous quilts one and all!!

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  4. I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! everything you girls do. Keep up the great work and keep posting your inspiration for the rest of us mere mortals please!

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  5. Oh Phebe...........You are so gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Oh yes! I have enjoyed the show and tell very much! Love all the quilts in this post but must admit that Phebe is one of the quilt I would love to stitch though I am pretty sure I never will... Well, i can admire the work of those who dared starting it! Congratulations to all of you for your beautiful quilts

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  7. As always, the sisters work is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us!

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  8. Mixing different color can turn out really great specially if the colors you chose blend well together just like how those quilts being handled. One of my favorite stuff to deal with in the field of sewing is quilting, well for me its the easiest way to emphasize your thoughts by means of different creative details.

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  9. This is Beautiful!! I know I've seen this before, but I can't remember how's pattern this is. Could you please tell me?

    Jackie

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  10. Oh, boy, do I feel really stupid!! I just joined this group - I came upon it because as I was looking at other quilting sites. I didn't even realize who this blog was run by! This quilt is by Di Ford - I think?? Is it in the book by her from Quiltmania?

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    1. Hi Jackie, so glad you found our blog. I am guessing you are referring to Deb's finished version of Phebe. And yes it is in Di's book from Quiltmania. Meghan

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  11. This blog is frustrating and it doesn't need to be. YOUR PICTURES DO NOT NEED TO BE SO DAMN SMALL. Geesh.

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    1. Hi Anne,
      Sorry about your frustration...... We , fortunately or maybe in your case unfortunately, much prefer stitching to photography ! Again ,apologies for your frustration. Di

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  12. Hi Anne, blogger enables you to see a larger image of the photo by simply clicking on any photo included in the blog. It works for me, hope it does for you. Meghan

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