Monday, 1 June 2015

Fall Batik exchange with Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild

In the fall of 2014, we chose a focus fabric and everyone purchased a 1/4 yard strip of fabric for each person participating.  We had a total of 18 pieces in the exchange.  Today we got together for a very fun morning of show and tell to see what everyone did with their fabrics.  Some of the tops were not finished and some binding was still warm when it got to the meeting LOL, but 13 of us were able to show what we were doing.  We also had the quilt from one member who was not able to make it.  Here are some photos of the grand reveal (click on the photo to enlarge it for a better view):

The second fabric from the left in the second row was the focus fabric...the one beside it to the left is the one I chose to go with it.

Tina (left) bought some extra of the beige background, which was her contribution, and made these lovely houses

The long arm quilter did a great job of quilting this one

All the doors were quilted with a different design

Laurie is working on the blocks for her quilt.  She added some other batiks to it to give more variety

Ina did a split hourglass pattern from the Block magazine.

Chris added a cream background which really set off the blocks nicely
Deb's cool quilt top is almost more row to add to it to fit a queen sized bed

Audrey really got out of her comfort zone and used a lovely vibrant striped fabric to set her disappearing 9 patch.  She figured sunglasses were needed to view the quilt LOL
Elizabeth decided to do the disappearing hourglass as well, but found it too fiddly so she......

....just did the hourglass blocks and put them together to make this wonderful quilt top
Corrie's beautiful star quilt
Maria also used the Block magazine from Missouri Star to make her 'ring' quilt.  She used an embroidery stitch on her machine to quilt around the rings...very pretty
Cathy made this beautiful top for her over 90 year old father whose favourite colour is red.  He will love this quilt!
Mary Lynn was not able to make it as she was out of town, but she left her quilt with me to take along to show.  It's all finished, quilted by Bonnie Wilson and bound :-).
This is my quilt...I used a pattern from a tutorial from the blog "Tamarack Shack" using charm squares.  Cathy Shepherd did the long arm quilting and did beautiful swirls in the white areas.
Joyce is making long legged star blocks and added a few more colours into her quilt.  We had fun brainstorming ideas for sashing and/or cornerstones or leave it the way it is.  Lovely colours!

It is always amazing how different all the projects are when each person started with the same set of fabrics.  We are already brainstorming ideas for our next challenge :-)

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