Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Cut Loose Quilters

Yesterday was that one Wednesday a month and the Cut Loose Quilters (otherwise known as the ruler group) were in the shop for their class. As usual we managed to do a lot of talking, not much sewing and a huge amount of eating Lindsay's chocolate cheesecake. Life is hard and long, but we manage. :)
The girls also brought their usual rollout of amazing projects completed, enough to make Kath and I feel itchy and need to go home to the sewing machines!
Libby has been quilting and finishing the Christmas Shopping quilt that she was doing at Quilt Camp....

and Version Two, which we presume is called, "Shopping in the January Sales". Love the colours in this one.

A round of applause for Sheena, who has been playing with the Nifty Notions Wedge ruler. She created these fabulous wheels, which she is going to applique to a green linen table cloth by pinking the edges and decorating with Perle cotton and green bobbles. She's getting a bit too clever for her own good, we might have to knee-cap her.

And Lindsay has as usual managed to out do herself and everyone else by creating this little beauty, which is a take on the dresden plates and She's Apples quilts, using the Nifty Notions rulers again. She has used toiles for the backround and seventy two different fabrics for the plate blades!! This quilt is completely hand pieced and completed in a matter of weeks, and if that doesn't make you want to bash her up, she also makes a mean chokkie cheesecake. Show off.
Thanks for a fun afternoon again girls! And apologies to Cheryl for not photographing her lovely Carpenters Wheel block, I promise to get it next time. :) Sarah