Saturday, September 27, 2014

September happenings

Today was Alleyne's birthday, so we made sure she celebrated in style, with bubbly and cake and some of her friends. Cheers, Alleyne!

Christine celebrated with some bubbly too, and some of - ahem! -my triple fudge brownie slice. She's working on that gorgeous border for her Japanese quilt, it's already looking fabulous
 Mary was putting together some interesting blocks, but they're a secret so couldn't post photos.

Alleyne was working on her Friendship Star quilt; she's hand quilting the whole lot! The blocks look great together.

And yours truly was working on some challenges which I'm also not allowed to show yet!

Missed a couple of our buddies this time but looking forward to our next get together.

Monday, September 1, 2014

August meeting

There were a few show-n-tells this month. Alleyne started off with her completed Canadian quilt. She used an attic window design with Nancy's fabrics, and did all her own machine quilting, clever puss! Love all the scattered moose!
 Kathryn also had some interesting things to show - first her American Eagle quilt, all hand pieced and quilted. Doesn't it look fantastic?! It certainly inspired me to attempt my own version of an American quilt.
Then Kathryn showed us her jaw-dropping piece de resistance  -
a beautiful Reproduction star quilt, lovingly hand pieced over the last 9 years, machine quilted by Kerry, and the final touch (binding) painstakingly applied by Mary. A true heirloom quilt.

Not only dd the front look beautiful, the gorgeous quilting can be seen on the back and is a beautiful quilt in itself.
 Kathryn is also charging ahead with her "When Sochi meets Bali" quilt. It's really coming together well.
Finally, Jean showed us her latest project, a miniature quilt in pretty blues. Love the little tulips in the corners.

Alleyne was hand quilting one of her projects, I was piecing one of my challenges, Mary and Jean were reading quilting books and mags, and Kathryn was working on her Sochi/Bali quilt.

We also celebrated Mary's birthday with some cake and afternoon tea and bubbly! Lovely to quilt with all these talented ladies.