October - Is it too early for Christmas?

This month the main part of the evening involved a demonstration on making folded hexagons, with a view to using them to make a wreath with a Christmas theme. It could suit any occasion depending on the fabrics chosen. A smaller double sided version would make nice Christmas decorations. There were some initial problems with the folding stage, but everyone seemed to manage it in the end. I suspect not everyone will make enough for a wreath! Click here for instructions.

A finished wreath

We also had on show three finished Sudoku quilts

Front and back, showing demo blocks to extend the backing fabric.

Bottom quilt is a variation using quilting patterns

One member is keen on recycling fabrics and has been making Crazy patchwork pieces.

Crazy patchwork style bag

Crazy patchwork quilt in progress

On the subject of wreaths, here is an October themed one made from fabric pillows, one of a series for various occasions.

Now for a grand finale and tah-dah moment. This quilt has made several appearances as a work in progress and is now finished. A beautiful piece of work, hopefully destined to become a family heirloom.

Border detail showing tiny hexagons