Sunday, 12 March 2017

Block of the Month Meeting

The March meeting was a celebration of Blocks of the Month.  Last year we ran a BOM programme, which lots of people enjoyed, so we hoped lots of people would bring their quilts or tops to the meeting so we could admire them, and then choose ones we liked best.  Here are the quilts.

This is a bright cheerful one, made for Project Linus by Paula. 

Sorry this picture is so dark.  I drew the curtain to cut out the light, but the quilt was so long, I couldn't avoid it. This was made by Nik, and beautifully quilted. 

Another bright and cheerful quilt, with lovely lemon sashing. 

This one has sophisticated colours set off by dark blue sashing. 

These blocks are united by a controlled colour scheme, and I love how they all float in their sashing. 

This arrangement has a clever striped sashing to add some extra interest to the setting. 

This one was made by Di, and the pink and white blocks are sashed in pink and blue.  Can you see how the pink is on alternate sides of the blocks? 
Every quilt was voted as someone's favourite, which was quite right and proper. 
But the winners are ...............
In joint second place, 

This on point arrangement made by Lynda in different reds, and 

This fabulous set linked by lots of blue fabric, and enhanced by a central underwater scene, made by Liz. 
And first place went to 

Gaynor's quilt, which was 100" square, which she has made for her impending Golden Wedding Anniversary!  She usually hand quilts, but this one was so big, and the anniversary is coming soon, so she made it in nine parts, by quilt as you go. Sorry I couldn't get it all in, but it was so big, we had to fold it over at the bottom to stop it dragging on the floor!  A worthy winner! 
Jan brought six small quilts which she had made using a repeated block.  I didn't take photos of them, but the secondary patterns were amazing. 
And the speaker was Lynda Hill, who talked about BOMs, blocks of the week and blocks of the day, with quilts to illustrate each.  

Here she is with her Happy Days BOM quilt, designed by Sarah Fielke.  I think people enjoyed the talk, but at least nobody fell asleep, so it must have been alright! 

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