January 15, 2016

October 2015 Meeting

Sorry to have been so long in putting up this blog post. I have no excuse except the usual ones, so I will spare you the details of my busy life. But it will have been worth the wait because look at the beautiful work our members have been doing!
 Berene ran the Block Lotto for us again this month. 
 She designed the coolest block on the block for this one. All Hallowe'en-y for October! So great. If you want to make some blocks like this too, you can find the tutorial on Berene's Happy Sew Lucky blog. 
 Adrienne made this stunning Just Like Heaven quilt with a pattern by Libs Elliot
And Dia brought in a quilt she made by doing the Row by Row Challenge in California.
It was a shop-hop style challenge, where you drive from quilt shop to quilt shop (in this case all over California) to buy kits with patterns and fabric which you can then make into the finished quilt. And as a bonus you get a road trip and the chance to see a lot of fabric shops. (sounds both fantastic and very hard on the wallet to me!) The finished quilt is water themed, and really beautifully done. 
My notes from the meeting tell me that this is Karen's first finished quilt, (but I wonder how that can be? perhaps I am mistaken?) Aptly entitled "Finished Baby Quilt, it is made with some lovely Heather Bailey fabrics. 
See how gorgeous that back is? And what an amazing job on the quilting!
I am in LOVE with this adorable HST heart bag that Berene made for her Mum. 
And am very impressed with this photo transfer pouch that she made for her sister. 
The back is just as cute as the front. Naturally!
Lynda calls this cool, modern composition "My Bird Quilt".
Its made with the most beautiful Charley Harper fabric
Lynda is nothing if not prolific, and also made this awesome, zip-apart tool bag
The pattern is from Fons and Porter, but from an older issue in 2011. 
She also made TWO iPad cases. I wish I was on Lynda's Christmas list!
This lovely quilt is "Bed Bugs" by Catherine. 
It has the most gorgeous red backing. (Note to self: next quilt I make should have a red backing.)
Lisa has been making this beautiful quilt, a work in progress, since 2013. It will be a good-bye present for her therapist, as she was at this point getting ready to move from Toronto to Ottawa (we miss you already Lisa!) It was made with a charm pack called Flora by Lauren and Jessi Jung, which can still be found online if you are looking around . 
Elisa shared this sweet quilt with us. It is another first quilt, made for her daughter and is called "Here Kitty." Simple and sweet and sure to be treasured for years to come. 
Finally, Rebecca blew our minds with this insanity right here. Yep, that is a portrait of George Michael himself!
As you can imagine, people needed a closer look. 
Crazy!
Many, many little appliqu├ęd and quilted circles...
…all adding up to create the effect of an abstract photograph. What an amazing piece!

Coming soon: Photos from our year end Holiday Party. I'm warning you though, it got crazy….

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