Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Fabric Crayons Meeting

Skye Quilters Meeting

There were nearly 20 people at the meeting, though it doesn't look like it in this photo!

Stained Glass Quilted Nativity Wall Hanging

Nativity Wall Hanging by Jenny. Stained glass quilting plus fabric crayon colours.

Crayola fabric crayons

Crayola fabric crayons: draw with them on paper, then use an iron to transfer the image to fabric. (Remember it'll be reversed.)

A few people were creating interlocking squares quilts, which was Jenny’s project for the 5 October meeting.

Interlocking squares quilt

WIP: Interlocking squares quilt by Liz

Interlocking squares quilt

WIP: Interlocking squares quilt by Barbara

Interlocking squares quilt

WIP: Interlocking squares quilt by Ruby

Lin was busy with a different style of squares (the photo doesn’t do justice to the choice of fabric colours!):

Modern squares quilt

WIP by Lin

Other Works-in-Progress:

Flower quilt block

WIP: by Christine

Quilt

WIP by Irene de Plano

Stained glass quilt

WIP by Anne N

Modern rectangles quilt

WIP: Irene Curren

Embroidery design by Caroline Vincent

WIP by Marion, a kit and design from Caroline Vincent Samplers

Stained glass quilt block

WIP: Stained glass quilt block by Marge

WIP: Stained glass quilt block by Marge

WIP: Stained glass quilt block by Marge

Two Linus Quilts by Ruby:

Scrappy Linus Quilt

Linus Quilt by Ruby

Scrappy Linus Quilt

Linus Quilt by Ruby

Marion also brought the two fabric sketches she’d made using an embellisher machine at a “Drawing for Textiles” workshop by textile artist Dionne Swift at the Knitting and Stitching Show in London. (You can read more about it on Marion’s blog here.)

Fabric sketches by Marion Boddy-Evans

Fabric sketches by Marion

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Pineapple Block Group Challenge 2010

Rules of the Pineapple Block Challenge:

1. Make up a pineapple block using the 9” square template. (Ask Jenny for one.)

2. Use only existing scrap fabric you have. Do not buy any new fabric!

3. Select a single colour scheme for the block (ie only reds or blues or greens etc).

4. Bring your block to the meeting on 13th December 2010. We will have a secret vote and the winner will be presented with a set of fat quarters at the Christmas lunch (or a meeting in January if you’re not coming to the lunch).

Pineapple quilt block

Example of a pineapple quilt block (but remember for the challenge you need to stick to one colour!)

Neat seams on a Pineapple quilt block

Blocks will be judged by colour and neatness...

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Quilting Moments: Bumble’s Patch

Quilter's cats

Bumble couldn't wait for Lin to finish before trying out the new quilt.

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Learn Shadow Appliqué

Shadow Appliqué – Table Runner / Centre Mat

Shadow Appliqué by Jennifer Ann Lewis

The subject of Jenny’s tutorial at our 18th October meeting will be shadow appliqué, for a table runner or centre mat.

“This appliqué technique is nice and simple as it does not require you to turn the edges of the appliqué pieces. The appliqué pieces are adhered to the background fabric using Bondaweb. Organza is placed over the block and using running stitches you outline the block, sewing all the layers together.”

Jenny‘s emailed instructions; remember to bring some tracing paper to copy the templates and Christmas/Celtic designs.

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Nifty Quilting Gadgets: Foundation-Piecing Stencil

Make log cabin foundation piecing a tad faster by using a stencil to draw your foundation blocks! If you want to see it in action, ask Peta whose stencil is in this photo.

Stencil for log cabin foundation piecing

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The 2010/11 Quilting Season Begins!

Skye Quilters Meeting

A busy start to a new quilting season, with 26 people at the meeting. A warm welcome to newcomer Claire and visitor Sue from ‘down south’.

For the first project of the new quilting season, Jennifer demonstrated how to do create interlocking squares.

Jennifer Ann Lewis quilt teacher

Depending how you arrange the squares, the pattern changes.

Interlocking Squares Quilt by Jennifer Ann Lewis

Interlocking Squares Quilt by Jenny

Two more of the ever-popular owl quilts were being created.

Owl Quilt

WIP: Owl Quilt by Susanne

Owl quilt by Gillian

WIP: Owl quilt by Gillian

Goldfish Block Linus Quilt by Ruby

Goldfish Block Linus Quilt by Ruby

Quilt block

WIP by Pat

Tiny squares quilt

WIP by Irene de Plano

Triangles Quilt

Quilt by Irene de Plano

Triangles machine quilting

Detail of the machine quilting on Irene de Plano's quilt; note how it's sewn up one side of a row of triangles and down the other.

If you browsed through the lovely logcabin book Lin had but forgot to take a note of the details, it’s called Making Connections, by Janet Rae and Dinah Travis.

Log cabin quilt pattern book

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Linus Quilt Letter From Raigmore

Letter received by the Highlands Linus Quilts co-ordinator, from the children’s ward at Raigmore hospital:

Raigmore Linus quilt letter

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