November 2017

Continuing on from last month, we were working on various Christmas decorations, with some lovely items for Show and Tell this month. We also had a talk with examples on methods for finishing the edge of a quilt.

Our Members seem to like making Christmas decorations, always approaching the process with enthusiasm. This year we were making Christmas trees, Stars and Lanterns, with lots of opportunity for embellishment.

Completed set with bells

Other decorations included some from past years and a folded circle that ends up a square..

Other projects being undertaken included wreaths, table runners and mats on a Christmas theme.

Items for Show and Tell included the progress on last years Sampler quilt, showing some lovely hand quilting. The maker said, that although using the QAYG technique to put it together was easier than doing it as one large quilt, she found it "a bit tedious after a while" and may not use the method again.
Sampler quilt
Detail showing hand quilting
A very nice bag was brought along, with another in progress as a Christmas present.

This lady is also working on the embellishments for a Jenny Rayment Sudoku quilt

A cheerful Linus quilt.

Lastly we had some nice knitting projects in progress, both in pale blue yarn, one is a blanket for a grand-daughter and the other a Linus blanket.

Moss stitch blanket with lace border
Basket weave pattern blanket