With Susan's Stonefields quilt now complete and ready to be posted to Ireland we are all busily working on blocks so as not to lose momentum on our journey. After the 121 blocks have been pieced and appliqued we have a small amount of hexagon flowers to make - 164 to be precise, which is 1148 individual hexagons - but that is after the inner border of flying geese. Oh my goodness I am exhausted just thinking about it. But as I was kindly reminded tonight at sewing it is a once in a lifetime quilt - I can already imagine the imense pleasure it will bring once completed - I can see it on my bed - visualisation + stickability = one divine quilt for me.
Leona is moving along at an almighty pace and these are the latest in her collection of completed blocks
Lisa brought along her beautiful Antique Baby Quilt from a past class with Marg Sampson looking for some advice - really more to voice her thoughts and see if we would do the same - Lisa is a beautiful stitcher and has made many a gorgeous quilt. All we really did was ooh and aah and let her know how beautiful it was.
She plans on making it into a coverlet - divine.
Sharon worked on her Rocco block from Stonefields and was not leaving until the last stitch was complete - he does look like a very happy bunny
Amanda's block is one of my favourites and was in fact the very first block I made in my quilt
It is so inspiring to be surrounded by such talented quilters and it increases ten fold when you are all working on the same quilt - you seem to help pull each other along the way, encouraging each other, helping each other and admiring the different choices we all make. I have started many quilts and one day hope to finish them all - but stitching with friends will help ensure that this is one quilt that will definately be completed. It is exciting.....
This adorable tin belonging to Lisa is filled with blocks ready to be stitched for her Chapman Coverlet, yet another fabulous quilt from Susan Smith based on the antique quilt from the V&A exhibition.
Oh so many quilts and so little time ...... I must stitch faster.....
Our newest Easter display reminds me that it is not very far away.
Two very cute Creative Cards from Rosalie Quinlan arrived today - so there are some bunnies to be stitched that would make very sweet pincushions for girlfriends along with an Easter goodie bag just waiting to be filled with delicious eggs come Easter Sunday.
The hour is late and it is time for me to snuggle up under my Texas Star and dream of quilts .........until next time.....happy stitching.....lisa