Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday Treats

Cheryl has made this wonderful quilt from African fabrics she collected when she visited Africa recently.
 Cheryl says these type of fabrics are what the African ladies make their beautiful dresses from.   Put together beautifully too, lovely work Cheryl.
Joye has embarked on this wonderful hexagon adventure.  Aren't her colour choices delightful?  It is going to be a queen sized quilt, so Joye is going to be spending many more hours stitching her hexagons.  We will follow it's progress with interest.   oh - have fun in Houston Joye - and bring us back heaps of photos for inspiration!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Double Takes

We had two lots of quilt "twins" at quilt group yesterday!

"Look Ma - No Maths"
Sue. M. did this quilt in 2002.  This was a rare departure from her usual applique work and first rotary cutting experience!  She used 9 patch squares as a starting point and worked out from there.  The African fabrics were a big bag of remnants given to her by a colleague at work.
The quilt was made over 6 weeks of summer holiday 2001-2002.

"African Ripples in Tickled Pink & Blue"
Sue M. decided to have another go at the same design in 2010.  She used the white/blue African fabric remnants that didn't 'go' with the first quilt.  Made for her Mum and Dad and the title references Fats Waller whose music her father adores.
Linda and Lynn did the same mystery quilt through Chinchilla Quilters.  Looking so different yet using the same Debbie Caffrey design.
 Linda has named her quilt "Lasagne" and the colours are scrumpious.
Lynn has used some fabulous green and blue Kaffe Fassett fabrics in hers with the background a lovely blue cloud fabric.

 Jan G has just finished this lovely flimsy doing some very fine applique. Very 'William Morris looking".

Lyn brought along this brooch she has made to show us.
It was inspired by similar brooches made by felt artist, Helen Stumkat.
Can you see what it is made of?  Yes - a zipper.  Lyn has embellished it with beads, sequins and a cute trinket.
The brooch is only about 2  1/2 inches across.  Beautiful, Lyn

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Windy Tuesday

It was a blustery cold windy day today, but the ladies blew in with some beaut show and tell just the same.  Our meeting room is so lovely and warm and we are busy chatting and sewing that we don't even notice how cold it is outside.

Carol has just had this magnificent hand appliqued quilt professionally custom quilted.  Nice work Carol.

This bright and cheerful quilt has been put together by our very talented Lyn C.  Lyn is teaching this pattern at Sew Creative in Gatton soon.  For the class she has called it " Tossed Floral Salad". She refers to it as Jacavillea as the mix of colours reminded her of a mix of Jacaranda and Bouganvillea.

Close up of the motif - Lyn has used special fabric ink to colour these.

Denise has made this lovely bright child's quilt for her sister's new grandchild.   She has put some colourful blocks on the reverse side as well.  It is a much more vibrant orange than this photo shows!!

This stunning quilt, simply called "Hearts", has been put together by Carolyn.  Carolyn has appliqued and hand stitched embroidery to the hearts which can't be clearly seen here, but gives the quilt a very unique touch.  Beautiful work, Carolyn