friendly sewing

The photos below are of recently finished projects of the members of my quilting group, Gatton Quilters. We recently had our meeting, the first of the year, so everyone had lots of Show and Tell! We are currently working on a number of Challenges, which will all contribute towards our Exhibition we will be holding in July.
On the left is Helen’s response to the Recycled theme: Starry Nights utilising sari pieces. The work on the right is Lyn’s response to the theme of Recycled: she has depicted the journey from green leaves to compost.

L: Helen   R: Lyn- Nature's Recycling Plant

L: Helen R: Lyn- Nature’s Recycling Plant

The other theme we are working toward is Seasons. Helen’s work on the right is Annabelle’s Seasons Restaurant. Shirley’s work shows all four seasons together in the one piece.
L: Shirley   R: Helen-

L: Shirley R: Helen-

We also had both Trisha and Val showing their lovely, all hand appliqued tops called “Love Entwined”.




In a workshop last year we all learnt about sashiko stitching, and Marilyn has really taken off with it, completing some extra lovely projects.
I was also recently sewing with a group of friends on a leisurely Sunday afternoon. We had machine sewing and hand sewing going on, and look at this most cutest teapot for our afternoon tea!
afternoon sewing
That’s the great thing about quilting and sewing- it’s nice to get together and catch up while also making some headway in a current project. It’s all good!
Oh, and here is this week’s Dear Jane block: A12 Framed Fancy.
A12  Framed Fancy

A12 Framed Fancy