Thursday, 26 February 2015

Applique Guild Warrandyte meeting

Earlier this month I went along to the Applique Guild's Warrandyte chapter meeting. As always there was some inspirational show and tell.

Clever celtic knots from two newbies - Marian & Cath
Veronique's tiny tiny dresden

Helen's version of Trailing Vines
Adrienne's re-working of an 'old' block with her own wren design
Sonia's bright center of Di Ford's Mount Mellick

Sue's clever piecing and fussy cutting

Sue's hexagon quilt showcasing many gorgeous fabrics
Sue #2's Christmas quilt (she missed the December meeting)

Some of my DJ blocks
 I managed to finish this block when I got home.

E-1 Aunt Exie's Phlox
I was in for a real treat when Helen brought along 
this book to share.

Helen knew I was making Di Ford's Antique Wedding Sampler and thought I might be interested to see the original.

Wow! It was fantastic to see these pictures and learn something of the history.

"This fabulously intricate quilt was probably made as a wedding present for Samuel Padget Hancock by Charlotte Gillingham his fiancee. The couple, both from prominent Quaker families, were joined in marriage on February 22, 1844. The fifty-seven blocks are all different and display a highly unusual combination of techniques, including broderie perse applique, pieced work and fancy needle-point embroidery." (Quilts a Living Tradition, R. Shaw)

Thanks Helen!

I have completed two more blocks for 
my totally addictive Value Proposition Quilt.
Block #4

Block #5
Nothing much to report on the kitchen front, hopefully next time. I hope you get some sewing time this weekend.


  1. Your showcased some stunning work. Thanks Carole. A real feast for the eyes.

  2. An interesting post, it's nice to see everyone's work. It's all inspirational :)

  3. Beautiful sewing by your group. So inspirational.

  4. Great to see pictures of the original wedding sampler! Interpretations can be interesting.:) Wonderful to see all the great projects your group is hard at work with!

  5. and I am going to miss that group meeting by a mere 5 days . . .

  6. What an inspiring post. Lost of eye candy and I loved seeing those pictures of the original antique sampler!

  7. So many different projects being stitched- must have been a real treat to look around. Wonderful photos of the original AWS - very inspiring. Love your little hexagon blocks :)

  8. Ooh, Carole -- what lovely things your guild is making! I am so enamored of your Dear Jane blocks. That's on my New To Do list for this year, but I'm forcing myself to finish a few other things that I've started first.

  9. Great version of the Di Ford quilt and so many other lovely projects. Your DJ is sure coming along fast.

  10. Wow lovely projects, especially the beatiful Mount Mellick colors.
    Regards from Denmark

  11. Wow, wow, wow and wow! I wish I lived in your part of the world so I could come sew with you and your friends. Everything is so interesting and exciting. What is Sue making with her little blocks? I LOVE your Value Proposition hexagon blocks!

  12. I always enjoy your postings! Thank you for blogging and sharing all the wonderful photos.

  13. Congratulations to all those wonderful creative ladies! I have the same book that one of my sons offered to me years ago.

  14. So interesting to see another Trailing Vine quilt! Is it basted for handquilting now? It looks wonderful - thanks for the close up! Also interesting to see pictures of the original AWS! I'd love to get started on that one too :0)