Joan T. presented a beautiful square quilt in blues/greens and white, with a central star block. The flying geese where exceptionally small and must have taken a long time to complete. The quilting has been done using Westalee rules.
Linda G. had made a Linus Quilt from Christmas themed squares, in traditional reds and green. With just the binding to finish.
Linda G. also showed us a quilt she has made using hourglass blocks and squares, with cut cake images, mainly in pastel pinks/blues and yellows.
Janet C. brought a lovely bag that she had made from a kit that had been in a drawer for years. The tubular handles had knotted ends.
Hilda R. had made a cute little cream bag (from the Something To Make In July Blog). These are a suggestion for our future sales table, as being small, they would be very suitable for children.
It had exquisitely been hand embroidered by Hilda.
Dorothy W. had brought some Christmas themed makes. There was a long table runner with strip-pieced applique Christmas trees.
Dorothy had also made six half circle napkins, which when folded, look like trees from a free You Tube article with Donna Jordan.
……. and a square Christmas themed wall hanging from the same you tube channel. Indeed there where two of these, so Dorothy has been working hard preparing from Christmas this year.
Throughout our last three sessions, Doreen P. has kindly been guiding us through making a floating square block quilt, using foundation piecing, or using strips of fabric, whichever method you preferred. Doreen also kindly provided us with printed instructions for each stage, and quite a few members took part in this.
Interestingly enough, Liz C, brought along this ‘Quillow’ that she has nearly completed, from this project. Liz talked us through how to make it with an extra pocket block, which when folded and popped into the pocket, turns this quilt into a small pillow.
This one has been made, using offcuts from shortening numerous shirtsleeves from Thailand!
Liz keeps one in her car.
The group has just had it’s Christmas Meal outing as it’s last session of the year and our first meeting of the New Year will be on Thursday January 6th 2022, at 1.30pm. Followed by P.A.T. testing our sewing machines, on January 20th.
On behalf of Standish Quilters Committee, may we wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year 2022!