Monday, 6 February 2017

February 2017 get together - Ros is captured

Photograph time comes around and you can guarantee that most people hold a quilt over their face...especially our CEO...but I managed to capture Ros this time, peeping from behind a Tumbler Block Quilt.  You may have escaped last month when I wasn't there, Ros, but....gotcha and publishing you EXTRA LARGE!!!!

The Tumblers, above and below, were made from donated Charm Packs.  We're able to use most of what we receive, pulling together a few pieces from here and there and coming up with some really pretty quilts.

A kind lady donated this almost completed pink and girly quilt top - only the binding was required - and Heather quickly whizzed through that.  It's ready for its new home.

This is such an easy pattern, yet so effective and one of my favourite quilts.  I don't know if it's just me but the edges of the bricks look wavy!  Is it time to get my glasses changed?  It was handed over for gifting this week.

Lighting in the basement was very poor on Saturday.  This photograph doesn't do the above quilt can't see the beautiful longarm quilting by Hilary or the bright, funky fabric and that's frustrating.  It is ready for gifting but I'll get a better photograph to show you before then.

Big thanks to all who sent in December's Wonky Log Cabin Block.  It was a busy time of year and your participation is much appreciated.  Big thanks also to the ladies who came through last week, last minute, with the perfect number of blocks to complete the quilt.  Amazing how that happens :))))

That's about it for this month. We're trying to build up some kiddies' quilts for a special project, so hopefully next time I should be able to update you on that. 

Thanks to all those who support us in any way. The previous blog has our current block or you can click here.  We're hoping to make a fresh, modern, bright quilt...after all Spring is just round the corner.  

Happy Sewing

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Double Pinwheel Block

 This month's block should spark some interesting colour combinations.

I love Double Pinwheel Blocks and I found a fab tutorial here, by Sew Happy Geek.  Just scroll halfway down the page, past the tutorial for the Friendship Block and you'll come to the Double Pinwheel/QST Pinwheel Block.

We'd like the background to be white, as above, and the pinwheels to be contrasting shades of bright colours. A fresh, modern quilt is our aim.

Your completed block should measure 12 1/2 inches.

I found that pressing my seams open kept the centre bulk of fabric to a minimum and trimming the quadrants to 6 1/2 inches, lining up with the diagonal on the ruler (just as Sew Happy Geek explains), left me with pretty good points.

We need the blocks by 3rd March, just before our next Bee Blessed Saturday and are grateful for all those blocks you so faithfully send to us.

We meet on Saturday so look out for an update early next week.

Happy Sewing