Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Richmond Stitchers

I had a lovely day yesterday spent with the ladies of the Richmond Stitchers.  I have taught this group of ladies for over ten years.  We have shared much over that time and always enjoy catching up, laughing, chatting, eating and sewing.

During this Thursday once a month class the ladies have made lots of smaller projects from my portfolio.  The ladies are also often my "pattern testers", which is very helpful.

Here are some pics from yesterday's class:

Judy started work on my "Marrakesh" whack and stack quilt design.  This takes about two hours to cut out but the fans are fairly quick to put together.  It is amazing what patterns emerge from different fabrics.  I was the "pinning slave" while Judy sewed - we got ten fans together!

Judy used a very gorgeous Japanese fabric in soft peach, green, blue with black and deep pink accents with pretty flowers, circles and some straight line elements.  Look what was created:  Wow!

This is Mary 2's pineapple block from her "Paddington" table runner with a lovely fussy cut pansy fabric in the centre. Hand quilting in progress.  Lovely.

This is Mary 1's version in some bright and beautiful colours of pink, green and a soft brown.  This also looks so beautiful.

This is Karol's bold and bright version of my "Fairy Floss" quilt made using a specialty X-Blocks ruler.

We were working on her border pieces made from the cut offs from the blocks.  Looks great.

Thanks for a great day, ladies!

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