Class show and tell

Wednesday

While Lois was hunting out some fabrics, she came across this little owl needle case that she made when she was about eight years old

20150709-203441.jpgIsn’t it sweet?

Adrienne came to class with two blocks made

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20150709-203531.jpgand a new pin cushion

20150709-203605.jpgand by class end we’d chosen and Adrienne had cut out two more blocks

20150709-203657.jpgEllen had three borders with the diamonds pieced together

20150709-203749.jpg(and in the process she’d had a little “oops” moment with her design mat!)

20150709-203853.jpgand by class end was well underway with the infill triangles

20150709-203940.jpgAnne Maree and I had great fun choosing hexagons for a new quilt

20150709-204038.jpgSharyn joined us for the day to have a play with hand quilting using perle thread and a hoop

20150709-204348.jpgand she was carrying her supplies in this very cute owl bag

20150709-204429.jpgIt was long-lesson-day and Lois very kindly shared her soup with me, a scrumptious carrot and orange soup which I’d never heard of or tried before and it was very delicious

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Thursday

We were very shocked when Peggy arrived in class without her sewing machine!

20150709-204631.jpgThe first time ever, and a very strange sight indeed! However, Peggy was very productive and traced out her lozenge shape on all these fabrics

20150709-204738.jpgAlison had her Dresden Plate top together, and discussions ensued as to hand quilting options!

20150709-204814.jpgand she only has a few Log Cabin blocks to make on her next quilt

20150709-204852.jpgChris has put this star together

20150709-204925.jpgsuch an amazing use of fabric! We chose another fabric for some little stars to go in the corners and Chris had a play with the cutting out

20150709-205023.jpgMarilyn’s little star blocks are looking good

20150709-205103.jpgFiona has some more sweet hexies made

20150709-205150.jpgJosephine prepped and started some appliqué

20150709-205221.jpgSue 1 and I (well mostly me!) had THE best time playing with fabrics and choosing combinations of hexies and stars for her next quilt

20150709-205336.jpghere’s one cut out

20150709-205356.jpgand luckily Josephine had this cute tin containing clips for Sue to borrow to hold another set she cut out

20150709-205447.jpgLisa finished her centre with seconds to spare at the end of class

20150709-205521.jpgPeggy brought in these wee knitted hats made by a friend of hers; they will go to the neo-natal ward of a hospital where one of my students works

20150709-205633.jpgand as a special treat, we had a visit from (another) Ellen who has just finished her Mrs Billings

20150709-205723.jpgApart from the corners, no fabric has been used more than once in this stunning version. An achievement indeed!

Meredithe x

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8 Responses to Class show and tell

  1. Lona says:

    What a wonderful post! Love the Mrs. Billings Quilt- simply amazing! I am curious- are the hexes traditionally pieced or are they English paper pieced? Thanks!

  2. Annie Andrews says:

    What a productive day, love it

  3. Cécile says:

    Busy friends quilters !! I agree with you for the Mrs Billings ! Stunning and congrats to the quilter !
    Ladies….. bravo !! 🙂

  4. Judy says:

    It is all amazing!

  5. Another fabulous display of your students’ work – and how cute is that needlecase!! Mrs B is stunning!!

  6. Kyle says:

    Your class posts are always so motivating and inspiring and that’s half way around the world. I think how it must be for you gals right there together. wow! Fantastic Mrs. B quilt.

  7. rachaeldaisy says:

    A beautiful array of delights!! That little owl is so too sweet for words!

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