Monthly Archives: March 2010

End of the 2009/2010 Quilting Season Meeting

After a lovely lunch at the Caledonian (thanks for organizing it Ruby!) we met for our last weekly session of 2009/10. From next week, it’ll be once a month (on the first Monday, at 1pm) until October. Here’s hoping summer will be fabulous, and don’t forget to get your quilts ready for our exhibition in August!

To Jenny and Val: we’ve missed you, and our thoughts are with you.

WIP Scrap Courthouse Steps by Shirley

WIP: Scrap Courthouse Steps by Shirley, who says she puts her hand in the bag and randomly pulls out fabric for each block.

WIP Tree quilt by Marion Boddy-Evans

WIP Tree quilt by Marion. Lots more leaves to be added! (It's the same tree design as used for the small-tree project in February, just bigger. Much bigger.)

Having mentioned it at last week’s meeting where Peta showed us her hexagon kaleidoscope quilt, Anne brought in her squares kaleidoscope quilt for those who’d not seen it before. Same principle, just with four layers of fabric and cut into squares instead of triangles.

Kaleidoscope quilt using four squares

Kaleidoscope quilt using four squares by Anne Trimmer. Original fabric on the left.

Vivien brought along some cross stitching she’d rediscovered. Flowers on one, butterflies on another, and cars on the third.

Cross stitch by Vivien

Cars cross stitch by Vivien

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Maureen’s First-Ever Quilt is Finished!

Congratulations to Maureen on finishing her first-ever quilt, all done by hand. The final stitches on the binding happened at today’s meeting. Doesn’t it look simply fabulous!

First quilt

Maureen's first ever quilt was finished today!

Quilted wall hanging

Last stitches...

Looking back, here’s an early work-in-progress photo from the end of November, when the arrangement of the triangles was being decided:

Wall hanging by Maureen

If you’ve ever wished you could quilt but have never got around to trying, let Maureen and her gorgeous quilt be an inspiration to you!

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Ruby’s 79th, 80th & 81st Linus Quilts

Ruby has just finished her 81st Linus quilt! Sunbonnet Sue is “wearing” some of the fabric Jacquie Harvey sent us just before Christmas.

Detail from Linus Quilt by Ruby

Detail from Linus Quilt by Ruby

Detail from Linus Quilt by Ruby

Detail from Linus Quilt by Ruby

Sunbonnet Sue Linus Quilt by Ruby

Sunbonnet Sue Linus Quilt by Ruby

Sunbonnet Sue Linus Quilt by Ruby

Sunbonnet Sue Linus Quilt by Ruby

Linus Quilt from Winnie the Pooh Fabric

Linus Quilt from Winnie the Pooh Fabric by Ruby.

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Sunny Meeting in March

In true Skye form, we had hail at lunchtime, gorgeous sunshine soon thereafter, followed by rain. But for a while, some of us had our backs warmed by the sun.Skye Quilters meeting

Quilt

WIP by Peta. Bottom: the original fabric.

Quilting leftovers

Leftovers anyone?

Scrap quilt block

WIP: Scrap quilt block by Chad

A reminder that next Monday is our “end of term” lunch before our meeting. Please be there by 11:45.

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The Offset Logcabin Meeting

Skye Quilters Meeting

Skye Quilters Meeting

Offset log cabin

This week's quilting project: offset log cabin by Irene Curren.

Offset logcabin quilted cushion covers

Offset logcabin quilted cushion covers by Irene C, in Skye tartan.

Sunbonnet Sue quilts

Sunbonnet Sue quilts by Shirley. Two single bed sized quilts = a lot of Sunbonnets!

Patchwork cushion cover.

Patchwork cushion cover by Sue

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