Tuesday 21 January 2014

Show and Tell

Our January sit and sew day was an inspiring start to the New Year! We spent most of the day just sewing and chatting and having a nosey at what everyone else was sewing - perfect! At lunchtime we had our usual show and tell with some fabulous quilts. Helen's quilt above is based on the Giant Vintage Star tutorial by Jeni Baker and makes great use of fat quarters in a quick to make quilt.

Here's another of Helen's
Beautiful hexagons from a layer cake and the free 'Hexagon Park' pattern on Moda Bake Shop -just stunning!

Jane's quilt top uses simple blocks - squares with a triangle pieced to two corners, in a lovely gentle colour palette.

Sue brought along a great scrappy colour block quilt  above and her take on the 'Low Volume' quilt many of us made last year, shown below

Liz had also finished her Low Volume quilt and the off centre spiral quilting looked great!

She was working on this stunning star quilt and trying to decide how to quilt the stars. We all liked the backing fabric and will be visiting the store where she bought it soon!

I loved this applique design made by Sheila but she said she wasn't keen on the technique used - raw edge applique!

Quiltsue of 'Pick Four' fame brought this stunner from a Kim Bracket design. I think I spot more that 4 fabrics in this one Sue!!

June is one of our newer members and sews quilts for Project Linus. Here's a fun idea for children made from scraps of novelty prints:  

And a brilliant frog quilt:

Margaret who also joined us recently had pieced this scrappy quilt. 

And although not a modern quilt we all admired the embellishments on this crazy patchwork:

Last but not least another beautiful scrap quilt but I can't remember whose it is - sorry! If it's yours please add a comment below!

We also spent a bit of time talking about and looking at Pinterest for those not familiar with it, and discussed how we can use Facebook, this blog and new (to some of us!) Instagram etc. Please 'like' our Facebook page, look out for our tag #yorkshiremodernquilters on Instagram and visit our Pinterest boards. Check back here for some guest blog posts from our members in the near future!