Sunday, January 26, 2014

Summer days.........

After a slow start summer has well and truly arrived with temperatures way too hot!  It doesn't stop us from sewing though and the third Saturday of January saw the Sisters travel to Barwon Heads for a day beside the seaside at Clare's family beach house.  There were old projects and new being worked on.
Hard at work
Here is the latest update on progress being made.  And first up from Barb, lots of piecing of the final border of blocks for the Burnt Quilt.

 With each lozenge on the setting squares fussy cut and different.

Ann has started sewing Merri's version of the quilt from the Beamish Museum.  Her colours are brighter than Merri's. Both are beautiful.

Merri brought along her now completed Civil War Bride quilt.  She just needed some help drawing the faces on her bride and groom.

And a close up of one of the blocks, love the vase and the barley twist legs on the table!

Sue continues working on her hexagons, and it is growing but still a long way to go!

And last but definitely not least, for all the quilters booked into any of the 4 days of Threadbear's Applique School feast your eyes on this!  The centre medallion block that Di has created for the class.  It is beautiful and the fussy cutting - ohh la la!  

Until next time,


Monday, January 6, 2014

Goodbye 2013...Hello 2014!

Our 2013 finished with a truly delightful day as the Sisters were joined by friends Anne and Barb and travelled to Castlemaine where we had an early Christmas celebration with Corliss, Megan and Annabelle at Threadbear.  Officially the shop was closed but tucked away in the classroom at the back, we joined together for a day of sewing, talking, laughter and lots of eating.

It was also the day of the big reveal.  Inspired by Kim and her sewing group over on Threadheads Unite, the Sisters and friends decided to accept the challenge from Ann and make a quilt in secret from History Repeated.


Now some of the Sisters were very productive and arrived with completed quilts, most notably Sue who had not only hand-pieced but also hand quilted her version of the hourglass quilt.

First up from Clare
next Ann, using a medallion from Reproduction Fabrics as her centre

Sue's hourglass blocks in muted shades of red, blue and brown
Anne's Pyramids
Then there were those who had finished piecing the tops together...

Barb Walker
Barb, using an applique medallion completed many years ago
...others with a collection of blocks made...

and Corliss
...while others are still trying to decide which quilt to make!

But wait, I don't have a photo for Kerry's efforts! Maybe it's because Kerry was in charge of the camera?  So tell me Kerry, which quilt did you choose and how much has been completed>

Not content with making us work hard through the year, Ann has come up with next year's challenge.  How about a little something from the Poos Collection?  As this challenge is a little more, well challenging, we have decided to allow ourselves two years to complete the quilt.  Hmm, I wonder who will be the over achievers on this?

Until next time................