Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sneak Peak - Victoria Guild Raffle Quilt

I belong to a weekly quilt group (Loose Threads Sew-ciety). We volunteered to design and make the main raffle quilt for the Victoria Quilters' Guild quilt show to be held in May 2010. We gathered the main fabrics to use in our design, distributed background fabrics and instructions to guild members and they made the pieced blocks for the quilt (half square triangles, quarter squares and Ohio stars). Our group appliqued the centre medallion for the quilt (designed by one of our members, Peggy Farries).

We met this week to put the quilt together. Here are some pictures of the 'action'.

Getting started:

Moving on - hurray! for Rose - she's TALL:A break for lunch:
and dessert! Peggy (in the orange shirt) also cooks!Lots of sewing:A bit of un-sewing :(

Photo Op:
The main design:Auditioning the outer border size:
We had a great time designing and making this special quilt. We'll be gathering batting and backing and then it's off to the quilters to make it even more beautiful!

3 comments:

Daphne Greig said...

Do you notice those bandaids on my finger and hand? I'm the one in the turquoise shirt. First thing I cut myself 'slightly' with my new blade in my cutter! Things got MUCH better after that.

Daphne

Janet Rice-Bredin said...

Hi Daphne!

The quilt is gorgeous. Will I be able to buy a ticket?

Cheers,
Janet

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