Monthly Archives: April 2009

Poll: What Colour Dominates Your Fabric Stash?

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Full-Size French Braid

French Braid Quilt by Dorothy Smith (far left).

French Braid Quilt by Dorothy Smith (far left).

Fabrics were dyed in Jenny’s “dye-in-a-bag workshop”.

Braid pattern: French Braid Quilts by Jane Hardy Miller & Arlene Netten.

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Two Linus Quilts by Ruby

Linus quilt by Ruby McAllister, with detail of the picture panels

Linus quilt by Ruby McAllister, with detail of the picture panels

Linus Quilt by Ruby

Scrap Pieces Linus Quilt by Ruby

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Broomstick Crocheting & Rag Rugging

Pat introduced us to yet another new thing — broomstick crochet. It’s done using an oversized knitting needle (or if you want to be truly traditional, a broomstick handle) and a normal crochet hook. Large loops are pulled out over the needle, then slipped off and stitches worked into each loop. “Simple, really.”

Pat introduced us to broomstick crocheting.

Pat Craig broomstick crocheting.

Ruby was using a crochet hook for something totally different, a sunflower rag rug. Not quite as efficient as a latch rug hook, but does the trick.

Sunflower Rag Rug by Ruby McAllister

Sunflower Rag Rug by Ruby McAllister

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Seriously Organized Foundation Piecing

We all know being organized can make life simpler, but how many of us are ever this fabulously organized when it comes to our fabrics for foundation piecing?! (Fabric from Jinny Beyer.)

Val Hunkin's foundation piecing fabric

Val Hunkin's foundation piecing fabric.

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Fishy Machine Quilting

Free machine quilting by Irene Curren, including some twin-needle quilting.

Free machine quilting by Irene Curren, including some twin-needle quilting.

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Sunny at the Shinty Hall

Skye Quilters Meeting at Shinty Hall, Skye Camanachd, 20 April 2009

The sun streaming in through the large windows at the Shinty Hall (Skye Camanachd) made for a wonderfully bright space for working. Whether the lighting would be strong enough on a dull day remains to be seen, but the parking’s certainly easier!

Works in Progress included:

Sashiko Sheep by Irene de Plano

Sashiko Sheep by Irene de Plano

Stained Glass Christmas Tree by Marge Robertson

Stained Glass Christmas Tree by Marge Robertson

French Braids by Maureen Wood and Irene Owen

French Braids by Maureen Wood and Irene Owen

Handstitched Houses by Gail McCraken

Handstitched Houses by Gail McCraken

Hexagon English Paper-Pieced Quilt by Anne Trimmer

Hexagon English Paper-Pieced Quilt by Anne Trimmer

Works in Progress: Owl by Marion Boddy-Evans

Clam Shell Owl by Marion Boddy-Evans

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