Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Hand Quilting with Keira Meeting

Keira from Loch Carron Quilters gave a workshop on hand appliqué and quilting, based around a Japanese crane design, with sashiko stitching.

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Ruby’s Truck Quilt

Following in the tyre tracks of Janet’s truck quilt, here’s Ruby’s!

Truck quilt sewn by Skye Quilter Ruby

Here’s who the hands belong to: Ruby on the left and Janet on the right.

Truck quilt sewn by Skye Quilter Ruby

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Skye Quilters in the Paper!

If you look on page 17 of the West Highland Free Press of 18 February 2011, you’ll find a photo of us celebrating our belated Christmas lunch and Ruby’s 100th Linus quilt.

Skye Quilters in the West Highland Free Press

Did you know: The West Highland Free Press sells prints of its photos here, though photos from this issue were not yet available at the time of writing this blog. And you can buy the Free Press as a download subscription?

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Supplies for the Handquilting Workshop

Next Monday’s meeting (21st Feb) will be Keira’s handquilting workshop during which we will create a basic appliqué (Japanese cranes) on a background square which will be hand-quilted using the rocking stitch.

Starting Time: 10am at Aros. (If you can only get there for 1pm, that’s fine too.) For those wanting to join in, here’s the list of supplies to bring:

  • ½ inch background square (or larger, depending on personal choice)
    Either one or two other fabrics. These should contrast with the background and complement each other. One fat quarter in total for both should be enough.
  • Freezer paper
  • Small pins
  • Pencil and fabric marking pen (erasable, the main thing is that it has been tried on the background fabric and is removable)
  • Hand-quilting thread to match the appliqué and the background
  • Sharp scissors
  • Hand-quilting needles: betweens or John James big eye quilting needles (better if you struggle to get your needle threaded!), size 11 or 12
  • Thimble with a raised edge
  • Embroidery hoop to fit the background (an actual quilting hoop would be better but since we’re only doing a block, this would then need to be tacked onto a larger piece of fabric until the quilting is finished)
  • 13 inch square piece of wadding, polyester will do but some may find cotton easier to work with
  • 13 inch square for the back
  • Tacking thread and needle
  • Fabric should be cotton, prewashed and ironed but not starched
  • Masking tape
  • Paper scissors
masking tape and paper scissorsMas

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Celebrating Ruby’s 100 Linus Quilts

At our Christmas-turned-Valentine’s Day lunch yesterday, we also celebrated Ruby’s 100 Linus Quilts.

Skye Quilters celebrate Ruby's 100 Linus quilts
Ruby was presented with a certificate from Project Linus HQ and a card from the Highlands section, a congrats certificate from Skye Quilters and a cheque to help buy fabric and thread for the next 100 quilts. Plus a cake made by Suzanne decorated with worms from one of Ruby’s quilts. Ruby thought we were joking about the photographer from the West Highland Free Press, but discovered we weren’t.

Skye Quilters celebrate Ruby's 100 Linus quilts

Skye Quilters celebrate Ruby's 100 Linus quilts

Ruby, we’re tremendously proud of and delighted by your achievement!

Find out more about Project Linus here…

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99th & 100th Linus Quilts by Ruby

Congratulations to Ruby who’s finished her 100th Linus Quilt! Imagine all the smiles of all the kids who’ve received one of Ruby’s quilts.

100 Linus Quilts created by Skye Quilter

Ruby's 100th Linus Quilt

Ruby's 100th Linus Quilt

Ruby's 99th Linus Quilt

Ruby's 99th Linus Quilt

A few of Ruby’s other Linus quilts:

Goldfish Block Linus Quilt by Ruby

Detail from Ruby's 70th Linus quilt.

Two Linus Quilts by Ruby
Linus quilt from cat quilt block.

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The Fabric Envelope Meeting

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