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Members Makes in November

Since restarting our regular meetings, I have been inspired to start quilting again.

I rummaged through my limited stash and decided to use a panel that a friend had given to me some time ago.  This became a cushion cover.  It is quilted but ‘not a lot’ – just around Santa and a couple of borders.


At the last meeting, I took home several magazines that were brought in and my eye was drawn to a moose. This was a cushion cover pattern, but I decided to do a mat instead – again using up stash. 

It’s appliqued – not my favourite, but I took my time and was happier with it than with previous applique efforts.

However, his eyes were staring at me in a rather odd way, so I took some advice and added a pair of buttons as pupils – much less disturbing.


Finally, I found a small piece of fabric printed with wine bottles.  Perfect for some chilled wine coasters.  

I just quilted one bottle on each coaster – no more mat sticking to the bottom of my glass – cheers!

Sue G

We next have a post by one of our new members Dorothy.

Welcome Dorothy and thank you for sending in such lovely photographs.

I made four Halloween placemats and a pumpkin. I used various scraps and some fat quarters from my stash. I utilised the bagging out method for simplicity and speed (and maybe a little laziness!)

The appliqué shapes were fused on with bondaweb and either zig-zagged or satin stitched around. I drew on some bats and cobwebs etc with a Frixion pen and quilted along the lines. 

Dorothy W

My daughter-in-law bought me a Tilda book called Hot Chocolate Sewing, which contains lots of small items, as well as quilt ideas to make.

As some of you know, I am making a large English Paper Piecing project, using pentagons which have a triangle to elongate it at the bottom, and this ‘coaster’ design used the shame shape.  

So I made a template with a dotted line, and after joining two strips of fabric, cut some with the point facing one way and some with the point facing the other way, to give an ‘alternate fabrics’ effect.

I realised after making it that on the wrong side, I should have cut the joined points at the center down to avoid bulk as there is a ‘lump’ in the middle now,  but it won’t affect the use of it, so I left it as it was after I had already joined both sides together and stitched around the edge.

Carolynne P

During our meeting on Thursday 12th November, we had a ‘show and tell’ slot, and here are the items that some of our members brought in.

Joan mentioned that these flowers where placed on with raw edges and she had then free motion quilted to stitch around the outside and center of the flowers,  to hold them in place.

Joan T

In March this year, Elizabeth had put this piece on the blog, and now that she had had it framed, brought it in for us to see the end result.   (If you would like to see a close up of the design you can find this in the March Blog ‘Members Makes’ section).

Elizabeth H.

(Doesn’t it look great, it is a real encouragement to us, that if you have something that you have made, how good it can look when displayed in a frame ).

This is a table center made with appliqued Ponsettias, which I have then shadow quilted to make the flowers stand out. 

This is a Christmas stocking that I made using offcuts of fabric sewn together to make the shape.  As the patterned fabric I wanted to use was so busy, it worked well joining it without matching the pattern, as you can’t really tell and I think it worked well.

For the top, I wanted to use cotton wadding which would be soft to touch and give it a lovely Christmas feel.  However, I wasn’t sure how it would work with embroidery on top, but it came out really well.

Liz C

I bought this pattern online which has been made using foundation piecing. 

As I had lots of scraps of fabric and wadding left over from other projects, I didn’t have to buy anything to make this pattern.  I even had the right colour of thread in my stash.

This quilt is for Linus.

Linda G

I bought a set of Westalee rules and during the first lockdown last year, I spent most days practising with them, on this quilt. 

I was able to make lots of different patterns and each set of four coloured squares have their own pattern repeated.

This quilt has been made using the ‘quilt as you go’ method.  Which meant that I didn’t have lots of bulk under my machine, as each piece could be quilted with the rulers separately and then added to the quilt.

Joan T

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