Then there was the stitch day at my house last Saturday, another very special time. In the end nine of us spent the day together over lots of food and coffee, great conversation and show and tell, and of course as quilters always do when they get together, much learning from each other. I adore my online virtual quilt friends, but it is so wonderful to meet these women and put faces to the blog names and email addresses!!! And I have
Kay from Shocking Hocking was up first with her beautiful almost finished quilt in French General fabrics. Her machine quilting on this was magnificent.
Kay also had this grey/citrus number. Kay is quilting this using both machine and hand quilting and it looks fabulous.
I need to make a quilt with those colours!!! Next up we made Chris the Quilter haul her incredible hexagon quilt into the garden to take a nice photo under the cherry tree!
This quilt in progress is a work of art, over 9000 teeny tiny hexies (so far!) made out of Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably fabrics. Kaffe and Brandon even got to see this amazing quilt when they were in Australia last year!! The back of it is so neat...
Even Millie loved wearing it for a little while!!
Next we had Christmas come early with Michelle from The Quilted Tortoise and her beautifully appliqued quilt also using the gorgeous French General fabrics...
The details in this are beautiful with buttons and embroidery to finish off each block.
Michelle is also making Trish Harpers pattern Camelot, this will be stunning, I love the text fabrics in there...
Miriam from Yellow Rose Quilts bought her almost finished Bordered Diamonds quilt that we started in Kaffe Fassetts class at Amitie last Feb (mine is still in pieces sitting in a box somewhere, oops!!). Miriam's quilt colours really catch the eye, like jewels I think.
Miriam is a prolific quilter and is a part of the Bloggers Bom, she is making up her blocks in two gorgeous colourways...
...as well as making up Janet Quiltsalott's incredible Trailing Vines pattern, wow!! (My poor photo does not do it justice).
Next was my friend Deb's (no blog) beautiful squares quilt. I love the orange, creams, turquoise and browns and the perle hand quilting will be in those colours too.
My friend Kathy (also no blog yet!!), is a relatively newer quilter (18 mths), but is incredibly prolific already. Her stars quilt in creams, greens and reds is a stunner...
Kathy is also making a lovely Japanese x and + quilt, the browns in the corners of these blocks are giving the quilt a stained glass window look to it. I will show this one when she is done!
Later in the day Bron Whippet Good dropped in with Emma Treehouse Textiles after their class. Bron had just spent the day at Treehouse learning to make the schoolhouse tunic, you can see her beautiful tunic here.
Wow, what a wonderful day! And so inspirational to be surrounded by such talented women. A huge thank you to each of you for spending your Saturday with me. Very special times! xo