Sunday, March 13, 2011

Show n Tell March 2011

Hope you all enjoyed the club meeting yesterday, here's the Show n Tell.

To the side here is a close up of Lynne's quilt. I like how the raw edge of the denim has 'ruffled' up.

Lynne Wilson made this 'picnic blanket' (pattern from a recent NZ Quilter Mag). She said you were supposed to used recycled jeans, but she bought some denim in Fabric Barn's sale, and used her 5 inch batik fabric squares from Tulis.

Check out the full quilt below.

I really like this and my have to make one too. I especially like how Lynne colour washed the placement of the batiks.



Shelia Udjur made this quilt using the Jelly Roll she won at the Christmas meeting. She has made it for the Downs Syndrome Support Group to raffle.


Helen Barron has made this quilt for Hospice to sell. She started it by making 'fabric' with scraps from a days sewing (the crumb blocks), and then appliqued the cars to alternate blocks. It has turned out really lovely.


'Poppies in the Wind' by Robyn Halverson. Robyn hand dyed the fabric herself and the design is inspired by Lenore Crawford's work.


Table cloth made by Sue Farrier, using the Gem 5 & 10 templates. It also features Sue's first machine stippling.


Maria New stitched this mystery BOM from the Country Yard. It is designed by Lynette Andersen. There is a lot of hand embroidery, and lovely wooden buttons on this quilt.



Maria has been busy and also finished this quilt. The stars are paper pieced & she used lovely batiks, sorry the photo is a bit over exposed.


Sue Farrier made the 'grab' balls. The larger ball is made to the pattern size, and then she reduced the pattern down to make the smaller ball for a baby.

This cushion is one of a pair made by Briar McDonald. The design comes from a 15th century medieval building, Briar made them for her newly decorated lounge.


Terri Mills made this bag and machine embroidered the rose, and Shelia Udjur made this NZ themed counting book.



This is 'Aotearoa' made by Frances Dixon for her new daughter inlaw. It features NZ fabrics in the centre of the blocks and was quilted by Leonie Wihongi. I really liked the quilting on the black borders (left). It echos the design of red black fabric.


This quilt top has been put together by the Ngunguru group out of their orphan blocks, and will be sent to the Christchurch earthquake appeal.


And lastly these are a couple of blocks Lynda has made as examples of house blocks for her Garden theme BOM. If you what to join in this BOM make up you our house block (6 1/2 inch) any design, and the theme for the next block will be in the next newsletter. This is not for swapping as in previous years, everyone works on their own blocks each time. Your houses don't need to look like Lynda's but they can if you want them too! So get your imaginations going and bring your blocks to the next meeting to share.


  1. Thanks for sharing Leeann, there is some really beautiful work, it must be fun to see what everyone has been making.

  2. Thanks for posting these pictures. What amazing talent you have in your quilt group! Beautiful work and inspiration!

  3. Some stunning work. I particularly like the batik and denim quilt - I thought it was a funky cathedral window until I had a closer look. Thanks for sharing, Leeann.

  4. I love Show and Tell at the quilt club meetings, and your group's work is lovely. I had seen the Denim quilt in NZ Quilter and wondered how difficult it might be.

  5. I would love to make the denim/cathedral quilt. Do you have a link for the pattern by any chance? I googled the magazine but was unable to produce one. The quilts are stunning!


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