Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Ins and Outs of Patchwork........

Margaret flew in to show a WIP, I caught a quick hello at the door as she bolted to meet an appointment. Present was Ruth, Fay and Sandra. Time to put the kettle on........... Fay admitted to not having sewed since patchwork finished last year and dug out this georgeous UFO to start on again. More borders to go to enlarge this hand appliqued beauty.
Ruth took the opportunity to make a start on a Toowoomba purchase. Here's a shot before she departs, of the finished product from an Amy Butler pattern (and fabric?).
Anna dropped in for a visit to see what we are all about. In the course of conversation she divulges the news of her new acquisition. A new sewing machine! Goodo! But then she says it's still in it's box?? Some of us have more restraint than others, obviously.
Patty dropped by on her lunch break and showed her finished bag from last patchwork, for those who missed it, and also some appliqued/embroidered squares she is doing for a birthday swap with another group. Very nice! All opportunities to experiment with different methods, textures etc.

Here's a shot of Sandra's WIP. Here we see the process of cutting out a panel and fabric for surrounding flying geese pieces to be put together for a quilt for a grandson.
Next to arrive was Kath and Narelle, finishing up from a shortened work day to spend a few hours at patchwork. Must be time for a coffee.....
Narelle then showed her finished QAYG Log Cabin. The photos perhaps don't show well enough, but the use of different fabrics shows up a distinct and lovely pattern. You can do so much with log cabins, and show such a range of pattern just by moving the pieces.
Kath and Narelle settled with some hand work for the rest of the afternoon. "You can have my space", says Ruth; as it was time for her to pack up and go.
The rest of us sewed and chatted away for the remainder of the afternoon. One by one, it was time to go. Then there was two. Bus time came and it was time to lock up and head for home.
And as for me, well I worked on a couple of blog swaps..... so maybe next time.
Next patchwork will be 15th April, which falls in with the school holidays. This will allow our working girls a full day out and maybe even a couple of juniors come along.
Till next time......Kerry

1 comment:

Bec writes...................... said...

Found this site from Country Roses, when do Mt Perry Quilters normally met?