Monday, March 2, 2015

A late start

 It was a late start to the sewing year 2015, our first sit n sew in January was cancelled on short notice due to Donna's bug. So the February sit n sew was the first time some of us caught up since last year.

It was fun to see some of the ladies "Blues" challenge quilts. Jean, Mary and Donna had participated (and several more ladies in the Wednesday night group - see "Gisborne Quilters'" blog).

Here's Donna's quilt, based on the history of blues music, which is about the sadness of the slaves in America (hence the tear drops), but a little happiness in the form of a flower is thrown in.

Jean showed us her magnificent Ricky Timms quilt, it's stunning, including the intricate quilting. Wouldn't mind attempting this, but the rounded edges give me the willies! A stunning quilt, and we all felt Jean should enter it in a show.

Below is a detail showing the amazing quilting Jean did on her quilt.

This is Jean's lovely entry to the "Blues" challenge. It's a beautiful miniature quilt with the tiniest windmill blocks, and a very novel border using prairie points. Jean was so kind to share the technique with us and I think we'll see a few of these borders in the future!

Finally, Mary showed us her sweet Dresden plate quilt, in which used the challenge fabric. Love the vibrant colours, it's fun!

Thanks for playing the challenge with me, ladies!

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