Saturday, 26 September 2009

Mosman Night Owls 2009 Challenge -- Scrap Bag Grab

Our plans for a workshop fell through this year, so we've decided to do a group challenge instead.

One of our members, Enid, grabbed bunches of scraps from her stash ... some are proper patchwork fabrics and some are other cotton fabrics, including clothing ... grouped them loosely by colour and popped them into plastic bags.

At our September meeting, everyone got to pick the bag that stuck their fancy to use in this challenge. The rules are simple:
  1. You have to use some of each fabric in your plastic bag
  2. You can add one other fabric or introduce one other colour
  3. You have to make a quilt, complete with binding and label
  4. The Grand Revelation is at the January 2010 meeting
  5. Minimum size is 1m by 1m but you can make it bigger if you want
Members can keep their quilts or choose to donate them to a local charity group. Decision about which group is still under discussion.

If you missed the September meeting, Enid will have the remaining plastic bags of challenge bits at the October and November meetings as well.

Good luck!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

September 2009 -- Show and Tell

For show and tell this month, we have a baby quilt made by Ceceila ...

... three quilts from Enid, our chronic over achiever, shown here front and back ...

... and from Alison, an embroidered jacket she's had for years ...

... the bits from another quilt ironed onto the sleeve of a shirt and a closeup ...

... a wonderful 1950's wallpaper and a close up ...

... and a piece of dyed silk with a closeup ...

... my The Old Bronx Cheer quilt which is now as far as being a quilt top ...

... and a challenge quilt I did with another group which was finished about an hour and a half before the unveiling.

To see the rest of the challenges from the other group, go here.