Thursday, 28 January 2010

Show n Tell December 2009

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Quilt 1 of 25
Title:
Quilts of love by Helena
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Quilt 2 of 25
Title:
Bag and armchair caddy by Elaine
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Quilt 3 of 25
Title:
Fit for an Angel by Judith
Designer/Patternmaker: Turning Twenty
Details: by Tricia Cripps, Quilted by Jenny Jamison
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Quilt 4 of 25
Title:
Vroom Vroom by Judith
Designer/Patternmaker: by Judith herself
Details: Quilted by Jenny Jamison
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Quilt 5 of 25
Title:
Merry Christmas Pa by Jenni
Designer/Patternmaker: Attic Window Quilt
Details: Quick christmas present for Dad. Machine pieced and quilted.
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Quilt 6 of 25
Title:
Simone V's gift by Madeline
Designer/Patternmaker: by Madeline
Details: Wall hanging made for Simone's 40th birthday by Madeline.
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Quilt 7 of 25
Title:
Jessica's messenger bag by Margaret
Designer/Patternmaker: by Margaret
Details: For Margaret's niece Jessica for Christmas
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Quilt 8 of 25
Title:
Greta's quilt by Annette 

Details: Started for Annette's 4th grand-child who is now 4. So it is now for my niece's daughter
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Quilt 9 of 25
Title:
Gorgeous bag by Marilyn
Designer/Patternmaker: Kate from Kates Sewing Centre
Details: Made during a sewing away weekend with Kate
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Quilt 10 of 25
Title:
Make-up purse by Marilyn
Designer/Patternmaker: Kate from Kates Sewing Centre
Details: For Marilyn's daughter's make-up on her wedding day on 16th January 2010
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Quilt 11 of 25
Title:
Bento box by Margaret
Designer/Patternmaker: out of Patchwork & quilting magazine
Details: Made for Margaret's son. Missed two birthday's now finally a christmas present
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Quilt 12 of 25
Title:
Indigo Rhapsody by Barbara
Designer/Patternmaker: by Barbara
Details: Indigo Japanese fabrics (easy design). Gift for Barbara's grandson's 21st birthday. Quilted by Jenny Jamieson.
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Quilt 13 of 25
Title:
Bags, christmas tree quilt, odds & ends by Lyn

Details: Items made over my working holiday on the south coast of NSW - classes done on my embroidery machine & at bag workshops
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Quilt 14 of 24
Title:
King size extravagance by Rosemary
Designer/Patternmaker: Kaffe Fassett

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Quilt 15 of 25
Title:
Four notebook covers by Margit
Designer/Patternmaker: Angel - AP&Q, Golf - Landscapes by Karen Eckmeyer
Details: For colleagues at work
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Quilt 16 of 25
Title:
Interlocking arrows by Lily
Designer/Patternmaker: Some very old pattern
Details: The pattern needed a lot of unpicking, and Lily didn't enjoy doing it.
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Quilt 17 of 25
Title:
Black & Yellow by Helen
Designer/Patternmaker: Drunkards Path
Details: Fabric from DJ $2.00 Fat Qtrs day, "Lime & Soda" pattern. Made the top at the retreat
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Quilt 18 of 25
Title:
Alicia's quilt by Helen
Designer/Patternmaker: Chocolate Blue
Details: Valorie Wells fabrics. For Alicia's 21st birthday. Perfectly peppermint from Patchwork & Quilting
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Quilt 19 of 25
Title:
Quilt by Helen

Details: Fassett fabric. Variation on drunkard's path. Purchased pattern on way to retreat 2009
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Quilt 20 of 25
Title:
Epi Pen case by Claire
Designer/Patternmaker: by Claire
Details: To keep Claire's daughter's Epi Pen (for allergies) at a fairly constant temperature
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Quilt 21 of 25
Title:
Katie's Bear (looks like my baby puppy) by Vivienne
Designer/Patternmaker: Adaption of a pattern from America
Details: Made for the Whittlesea Show's Heritage Class special competition for this years 150th show - It came 2nd in the class. Suffold puffs were made on a cattle station in the NT in June & the bear parts sewn in the car on the way home from the Cobram Ag. Show this year - last week in October - then assembled at home the same day
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Quilt 22 of 25
Title:
Table mats by Glenda
Details: Table mats made for friends for Christmas
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Quilt 23 of 25
Title:
Community quilt
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Quilt 24 of 25
Title:
Rhapsody in Blue by Carmen
Details: Just love blue
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Quilt 25 of 25
Title:
Garden path by Carmen
Details: Something to do while watching TV. Hand pieced 
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Friday, 22 January 2010

January Thursday 21st - Sewing Day "Aunt Sukey's Choice"

On Thursday January 21st 2010 Darelle and Helen chose to do the block Aunt Sukey's Choice.

It is a block that came out of the 1930's, but that does not mean you should be restricted to fabrics of that era. Think about scrappy, batiks, brights, Amish or reproduction styles. Arrangement of the block is also up to you.

A search on the Internet can give you many ideas. Here is a link to Google Images for some ideas.

Helen has made up some sample blocks if anyone is interested to have a look.
So members turned up on the 21st with their sewing machine and fabrics and a good time was had by all. BYO lunch. Patterns are available from Helen. Photos of quilts made will be posted here soon.

Happy sewing, Jennifer

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Pattern idea for baby quilts

Anita Grossman Solomon, from New York, devised this rotary-cut quilt for an appearance on Simply Quilts (episode #1129). Each fabric in Super-Sized Nine Patch is cut with just 2 cuts with a rotary cutter. Using 3 fabrics and swapping the cut pieces yields 3 baby quilts in no time at all.

I can see these quilts used for charity quilts, last minute baby showers or background for applique.

The 3 page pattern is available as a pdf download here.

Thanks Libby for the link.

Happy Sewing, Jennifer