Sunday, November 10, 2019

My quilt group ( Day 10 post)

We are only a small but enthusiastic group of quilters who meet on the second Saturday of each month.  The group was established in 1997 but I did not join until 2009.   Some of the activities that we have taken part in have been a paint chip challenge where we each had a small paint chip chart and we could only use 3 of the colours plus black and white if desired.    Here are some of the items made with the paint chips that we drew pinned to our items.

As another challenge each of us was given a piece of the same fabric and could make anything we liked but had to use the fabric in it somewhere.    We were given the green piece in the photo below and this is a couple of the items made.

We have made charity quilts over the years for various local charities to raffle off.   This one is being sandwiched and pinned by some of the group members.

There is a variety of quilting styles between us from the very traditional hand quilters.

To those who prefer the more modern approach.

I sit somewhere in the middle with everything that I do completed by machine including sewing down the quilt bindings.    Not what the quilt police want to hear.

We have also had guest tutors attend our group where we learnt how to make kaleidoscope blocks 

And learn the quilt as you go method for joining blocks together.

Of course afternoon tea is a big feature of our monthly get togethers and this is what we enjoyed yesterday afternoon while we talked and stitched.

Thank you for joining in with my quilt group.  I hope you enjoyed what you saw.

Back soon and in the meantime
Happy sewing all


Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your quilt group looks like a lovely place to sit and stitch with quilty friends. It's always fun to see how diverse everyone's tastes are in their projects.

Maria said...

A great group to belong to... Challenges are always fun and makes us think outside the norm...

Fiona said...

What a great and creative group.... I have to say I like smaller groups myself where you can get to know everyone.... you all do lots of different qnd interesting things...

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a wonderful group and you enjoy lots of fun and challenges. Morning tea looks very delicious too. Nice to have friends to gather with and share the love of quilting xx