Monthly Archives: May 2009

It’s Armadale Fair This Weekend!

A reminder that we’ll have a sales table at the Armadale Garden and Crafts Fair this weekend (30th / 31st May). The weather forecast is for sunshine, so hope to see you all there!

Remember: If you’ve got something for sale, Shirley has offered to be a dropping off point for items.

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Clamshell Owl Pattern

“Is there a pattern for this? Love the quilt.”
— Deb, commenting about the clamshell owls.

Clam Shell Owl by Ann Nicolson  © Skye Quilters

Owl sewn by Ann

We love this pattern too! It comes from an old issue of Patchwork & Quilting magazine, Aug/Sept 1994, by Betty Todd.

Basically you cut 26 clams all the same size, in suitable colors, then start laying them out from the feet upwards. The pieces overlap, with the exposed edges turned in. Start sewing at the feet, going up a row at a time. Add a nose when you put down the two “eye” clams. Put eyes on last.

It makes more sense when you’ve the bits of fabric in front of you … though there’s some debate about this.

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Quilting Definitions: UFOs & Wombats

UFO = Un-Finished Object.

Hopefully a WIP again one day (Work in Progress) not a Wombat (Waste of Money, Batting and Time).

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Christine’s Two Projects

Christine showed a couple of her larger projects now finished.

christine-apron

Christine models her new apron.

Christine's black, blue and red quilt. Variegated thread used for quilting.

Christine's black, blue and red quilt. Variegated thread used for quilting. (Click for larger photo.)

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2 Finished Quilts

Remember Irene’s Sashiko Sheep from last meeting? It’s now finished, with each sheep munching on a small flower.

Irene's Sashiko Sheep finished.

Irene's Sashiko Sheep finished.

Small blocks quilt by Irene de Plano.

Small blocks quilt by Irene de Plano.

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WIPs: Small Blocks & French Braids

Small blocks quilt by Irene de Plano.

Small blocks quilt by Irene de Plano.

French Braid Quilt in the process of being sandwiched, by Irene Owen.

French Braid Quilt in the process of being sandwiched, by Irene Owen.

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A Bag for Getting Things Squared Away?

pat-bag

Bag by Pat. (Click on photo for larger version and you'll see the random machine quilting.)

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