Stay home and sew – March

All around the world quilters, knitters, spinners and weavers and other crafters are staying at home and getting on with the challenge of self isolation. Thank goodness for a well stocked stash.

The reality of social distancing really hit home in Melbourne this week. For Waverley Patchworkers we missed what would have been a fantastic workshop, followed by our March evening meeting. To make up for this regular quilty gathering we are doing the best we can with a virtual Show and Tell.

We hope you enjoy this small offering and find inspiration and amusement – watch out for Mariya’s response to panic buying.

Comments are welcome.

Original designs

Celebration of a Season reflects Christine’s love of the garden. She has added stitching and appliqué to a beautiful collection of fabrics to make this stunning little quilt that was to be finished just in time for our Quilt Show. It will keep until next year.

Karen McGregor will be teaching thread-painting later this year. Rainbow Lorikeet is the first of three pieces she is making to go into the Threadalicious Textile Exhibition at Stonehouse Gallery in Warrandyte in September.

Stitchery Quilts

Peggy has taken five years to complete this cross stitch adaptation of the Westbury Quilt. Just dove left to fill in. What an amazing achievement.

Jeanette has finished the first twenty blocks of CGT’s Field Journal. This is a three year project using these beautiful hand dyed threads and will be set with Liberty fabrics.

Another block of the month, this time Wishing You Well by Gail Pan. A most timely message. Peggy is three months into this one.

Quilts as gifts

Made for a friend’s new granddaughter, Linda was planning to deliver this in person in June. The friend lives in Washington State and this is no longer possible, so it will be posted instead.

Peggy made the bouquet for her niece’s wedding a few years ago. One thing leads to another and she is now making a baby quilt featuring similar flowers.

A different floral gift. Kanzashi flowers in a fabric vase made by Karen for her Aunt who has just had surgery. She loves Wilson’s Prom so the Ocean Flowers have shell centres.

Blocks by Peggy to make a Superhero Quilt for our Gift Quilt program.

Dianne is just started a new boat quilt for a new little person in her family. She is hand piecing and with all the time now available will get it done quite quickly.

Scrap Quilts

Christine is a member of the Scrapaholics group, here is her blue block for their current project.

Heather says she is mindlessly working on these Carolina Chain blocks. They are looking pretty fantastic.

With 64 of these little double nine patch blocks to make, Jenny is taking her time and going for accuracy. She says she has been preparing for years for this stay home and sew isolation.

Garden Frolic is Jeanette’s almost finished mystery scrap quilt. Just the pieced borders to add. The pattern is by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville and was freely available over summer. Bonnie is starting a Sew-in-Place Quilt Along on Monday. It will be scrappy like all her patterns, but not a mystery quilt. Perfect if you are needing a new project using just your stash.

Finally – Mariya has come up with a very novel use for her scraps.

About Waverley

Waverley Patchworkers Inc is a group of about 300 patchwork and quilting enthusiasts located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We meet regularly to share our passion for all things textile.
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1 Response to Stay home and sew – March

  1. Vireya says:

    Fantastic show and tell! It’s lovely to see all those projects, and have a laugh at the end as well.

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