The October Guild meeting had an interesting program presented by Linda K. using a video about re-sizing quilts. Following the meeting and program we had Show and Tell. (Love some of the facial expressions!)
At the Fall Retreat Linda K. worked on two pillow cases to match her recently completed “Light to dark” quilt.
The borders of the pillow cases used scraps from the quilt and were done by paper piecing a “wonky flying geese” pattern.
Dot showed a pretty baby quilt that she is donating to Charity. She used a Layer Cake and a Charm pack to create this colourful quilt.
Marg showed a fall UFO that she completed similar to one she had done years ago. The leafs are appliqued and satin stitched. Could this table runner count for the #3 UFO Challenge?
Joanne has been busy making more bags. She showed two cute Halloween “Trick or Treat” bags that are reversible. She had re-sized the pattern to make it larger. In the second photo, Joanne showed a folded shopping bag that she had made and she said it was an easy pattern from the internet.
Joanne also showed her Hopscotch pattern (from the Quilt Patch) quilt she had finished at the Fall Retreat. The flannel quilt is so nice and soft. Joanne used a wiggly line design for the quilting that she did.
Charlene has been very busy! She showed two quilts. The first was a pretty “Ribbon” quilt that looks woven. Charlene’e Alaska quilt was made using a panel,”Moose Tracks”, that was cut apart, and Charlene also added re-sized blocks from the design from the panel blocks. Charlene started this quilt about two years ago and she hand quilted it.
Colleen’ Tip: Before the quilting is done, fold a quilt top with the good side facing out, so the fragile side is protected. Once a quilt is finished, fold the quilt top to the inside, to protect the more fragile stitching of the top.
It was fun to see all of Donna M.’s cute pieces. Her first runner she showed was appliqued birds and flowers. Buttons were added for interest. The giraffe wall hanging was really cute, quilted using wavy lines. It had lots of very small pieces! The baby quilt of cute little critters was a panel that Donna cut apart and added sashing and corner stones. The fleecy backing makes it nice and soft. Donna likes to using her walking foot to do the quilting.
Vera likes bright colours and this baby quilt, “Moving On”, is on its way to Calgary.
Esther, too, loves bold colours and she showed an interesting piece she had sewn using curves. She quilted it in a spiral design starting in the middle and working her way to the outside. It was very effective!
During the weekend of the Fall Retreat, Michele and Jaynie drove to High River, AB and attended a Fiber Art Conference which they thoroughly enjoyed! They had to take an 8 1/2 x 11 inch journal piece to trade. They also had to give a 10 minute presentation of what they had done in the past year. So, Michele got busy and finished some very interesting pieces. Below are three of her completed pieces.
The first photo shows a flower made with separate quilted petals. The background is quilted using metallic variegated threads. The middle photo shows a harvest scene of bales. This piece was done as a quilt as you go. The bales were made from upholstery fabric and the trees were made using green doily edging. The third wall hanging Michele created after being inspired by Gloria Loughman’s “tiling” shown at the Quilt Canada 2018 Show. The background tiles are raw edged, hand dyed fabric that was appliqued. The poppies are punched wool.
Michele’s fourth piece that she showed is a work in progress. This piece was from the class that Michele attended at Quilt Canada 2018. The class was “Quilting using your walking foot” and Michele did lots of experimenting using variegated threads and lots of designs.
The final quilt of the evening was shown by Yvonne. This is a T-shirt quilt that she made for her 10 year old grandson using his T-shirts. Won’t he be surprised to see his shirts as a quilt! She used iron-on fusible interfacing and Colleen did the long arm quilting.
The next Guild meeting will be held on November 13 (the second Tuesday due to a Concert on the first Tuesday of November). Bring your completed UFO #3!.