Sorted charm squares, matched, ruled & sewn. tricky layout, many hands make light work.
Watch this space!!
Some recent offerings …..
Our next meeting is this coming Monday (7th July). The plan is to set to and make the top of the raffle quilt for our exhibition next month. So please could you bring with you fabric scrap 5” squares. If you have quite a few charm square packs that you have never got around to using perhaps you could bring those too. The idea is to mix and match all colours, dark and light fabrics.
Apart from the fabric could you also bring along:
– Sewing machine (with ¼” foot if you have one)
– Neutral colour thread
Hope to see you all!
May 5th – Jenny’s, Skye Quilt Studio
May 19th – TBA
June 2nd – Aros – Dawn Cameron-Dick workshop
June 16th – Shirley’s
July 7th – Aros (making small things for our exhibition)
July 21st – TBA
August 4th – Aros
August 18th – Brenda’s
September 1st – Aros
September 15th – TBA
October 6th – Aros – Hessian Forrest workshop
Please let Jenny know if you want to host a meeting on any of the available dates.
We’re going round the bend at this Monday’s meeting… Jenny will be teaching us how to piece curves and how to make continuous bias binding. Instructions have been emailed to everyone, so check your inboxes.
Happy New Year to everyone! May 2014 be a year filled with gorgeous fabrics, interesting projects, and perhaps the final stitches in of some UFOs.
Just a quick reminder: our first meeting of 2014 isn’t this coming Monday (6th) but on the 20th. Hope to see you all there (upstairs at Aros, 10am to 4pm).
These photos were taken in September when this was still a work-in-progress, but we didn’t want to spoil the surprise by sharing photos before it was delivered to the granddaughter in Australia!
Work in progress: front of a Christmas sack by Ann. Santa’s sack has a Scottish thistle sticking out of it, and opens to hold a small present.
Work-in-progress: back. The creature that looks like a mouse at the bottom was still to become a kangaroo!
We moved our normally on a Monday meeting to Wednesday so we could enjoy the company of some quilters from Canada (well, not all, but let’s not get sidetracked). Lots of photos to share of the show and tell! Click on any photo and you’ll see all the photos as a slideshow.
Websites for quilt teachers mentioned: Anna Hergert, Suzie Shia, Dana Roman
Fabric from Sugar Pine Company and Quilted Raven
First up, our visitors:
The beautiful result of a “Design Your Own” quilt challenge. The blues and greens could so be Skye too!
Work in progress
Canadian quilter Colleene’s quilt from a Suzie Shia workshop.
Detail from quilt from Suzie Shia workshop.
Back, showing the machine quilting.
Quilt by Colleene Clarke Peterson: “What will I do today, swim or fly?” Great tip: use fine netting over the top to diffuse the hard edges.
The tree is created with tiny scraps of fabric, glued down.
Demonstrating the versatility of Dana Roman’s silk scarves.
Fabric (and chocolates) from across the pond! Many thanks to our visiting quilting for these!
Some more of the lovely fabrics given to the group!
Some more of the lovely fabrics given to us by our visitors, from the Sugar Pine Company quilt shop in Conmore, Alberta.
Skye Quilters’ turn:
Peta’s chicken quilt.
Squares within squares within squares, by Lin.
Lin’s finished silk hanging. It’s displayed sideways because no-one was tall enough to hold it! The top is the yellow, on the left.
One of the woven hanging combining Eastern and Western European inspirations, by Chris.
Work in progress: stained glass flowers by Marge.
Work in progress: stained glass flower panel by Marge. Take a look at that hand quilting!
Christmas stained glass panel by Marge.
Work in progress: kaleidoscope quilt by Jenny.
Detail of Jenny’s latest kaleidoscope quilt, using a print featuring big cats!
Ruby’s Hawaiian appliqué work-in-progress.
Close-up of Ruby’s latest Linus quilt, bring her total ever closer to 140!
Front and back of Ruby’s owl bag.
Ruby and her fun owl bag.
Mug rug by Christine
Cockerel quilt by Christine.
One of Liz’s astounding miniature quilts, for her doll’s houses.
Work in progress by Liz.
Two hangings by Christine
Christine’s bag for carrying works-in-progress
Irene Curren’s wall hanging featuring her own dyed fabrics.
Anne’s New Zealand fabrics quilt.
Back of Anne’s New Zealand fabrics quilt.