|Latest Bonnie block|
Friday, 29 August 2014
I was very pleased to complete a second "Bonnie block" today as we have had only a week between meetings. We won't be able to meet at all in September so this was a way to keep us on track. I think I could have chosen my fabrics better here as there isn't enough differentiation and the pattern is lost.
Monday, 25 August 2014
I have completed another Bonny Block today.
I have also been trying to finish the 2012-13 U3A teaching sampler. The centre is all assembled. I thoght I would add the wadding to the sides and sew and flip the border. I found myself harassed and fighting the quilt when sewing the wadding and the result was wavy so I cut it off and am now sandwiching and quilting the borders separately as I did the blocks.
Yesterday I visited the Phoenix Quilters' show and was surprised by the number and quality of entries as they are a relatively new group.
|Phoenix quilt - a pattern I'd like to|
do one day.
|I loved this cushion on display at the show.|
Thursday, 14 August 2014
On the way back back from FOQ we spent the day visiting two very different National Trust properties, Charlecote Park, where the Lucy family have lived continuously for 900 years, and Upton House, Art Deco home of Shell heir, Lord Bearsted who seems to have been a very good egg! I got something of the flavour of the man through reading his diary left out for anyone to peruse.
|Rag Rug in the servants' quarters at Upton.|
|Pietra Dura table at Charlecote|
"Bonnie" blocks and am in the process of framing and quilting them and the previous two.
|A lot of pieces in this|
|A lot of inset seams in this!|
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
|543 Four seasons Sampler by the Paper Piece Group (8 in all)|
Here is my Visitor's Choice quilt made by the Paper Piece Group. Many of their designs came from Maaike Bakker's book which I bought. I already love her strip piecing title. I looked for Makke's quilt in the Art section but there was a blank there. Speaking to her later I learnt it had been stolen by someone armed with a screwdriver. If you check out the photo section of her website, the stolen one looks
Monday, 11 August 2014
I had a long full day as I stayed to the end to collect my quilt. Today I'm including some general views to try to give an impression of the special nature of this show, particularly the white wall gallery lit areas. My friend, Judi, had the the privilege of her work being selected to go on show in a gallery alongside some other London MQG members. The Quilters' Guild is also setting up its own specialist group for modern quilters and Helen Howes and Heather Hasthorpe seemed to be busy signing up members. .
|Heather and Helen manning the Modern |
Quilt Group's stand
|Judi's quilt facing and another near left|
|Quilted Creations category|
|Philippa Naylor's winning quilt in the Traditional section|
Saturday, 9 August 2014
|Tracy's "My Love for Liberty" quilt.|
|Mother and daughter|
|Isla helped to make this!|