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Friday, 13 February 2015

Quilts Show & Tell

Each meeting, after we've enjoyed a chat, a cuppa, and discussed the necessaries, we "Show & Tell" the work we've completed. It is an inspiring part of our meetings which sometimes is a little daunting when we see the quality pieces produced by our members, but it is also inspiring and there is always so much encouragement if anyone wants to do any of the techniques shown.

Due to a couple of our members having to leave us through health reasons, we are now able to offer their places in the group.
 If anyone can manage to get to Liverpool for two Wednesdays a month and would like to share quilting skills, fun and friendship, in a pleasant spacious environment, please leave a comment with contact info and we'll get back to you with details. We are a mixed level of skills, styles and interests and beginners are welcome but, please note that,  whilst we have occasional workshops, we do not have regular formal teaching sessions. We also make smaller items such as bags, hangings, seasonal decorations, and as well as our quilting sessions we organise days out to shows and places of interest. 

More results from our members.
Sue finished this full sized Japanese style quilt and all of the top was hand stitched. The colour palette of Japanese fabrics works beautifully on the lighter background and the printed border finishes it off perfectly.
 Detail of the circles showing the fabric designs.

Next, Lorna is planning her latest hand stitched Hexagon quilt with the central blue area representing a garden surrounded by borders to represent paths. The panels of hexagons, (many of which were made by group members as one of our "Block of the Month" projects), are, of course the flower beds.
It will be quite a keepsake when it all comes together.

Pat chose an unusual but very effective colour palette for her quilt (below), which whilst it is quite modern, it also has a look of the traditional.
Close up of the the detail of Pat's lovely work also shows the swirls of the professional quilting.
A perfect choice of fabric for the backing.

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful quilting! I think I'd drive myself crazy trying to sew a straight line. Funny what some of us have patience for. The backing of the last quilt is beautiful; you can really see the detail in the stitching.

    Thanks for visiting me today. I hope it gave you a good chuckle!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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