We’re not meeting but still stitching

Here is some of the work started or finished by members this June. While it can be a struggle to stay motivated without our regular social connections, Waverley Patchworkers are sewing away, making quilts for themselves and others.

Karen has made quilts for three of her grandchildren. So interesting to see the same pattern using different colour ways.

Margaret’s cute duck quilt is for her godson’s new baby and the pretty flower one is for our gift quilt program.

Val has been using panels and workshop samples to put together these two fun quilts. She was glad to use them all up. Good to see nothing goes to waste.

A cot quilt made for a friend by Val.

Each year when we go away together for a weekend all participants make a block. Then some lucky winners receive a set. Val has made her blocks from 2019 into this very bright quilt.

Christine was due to go on a fabulous trip to Africa this year, but due to the pandemic it was cancelled. This Jen Kingwell pattern Drops of Jupiter has been made by Christine into her Dreaming of Africa quilt. Quilted by Denise Muschamp.

Norma has been using the time in isolation to practise her free motion quilting technique. She is following two online tutors, Angela Walters and Lori Kennedy. Having learned about quilting script, she quilted the story of Hairy Maclary on the cat and dog quilt make by Di.

Norma has also joined a number of Quilt-Alongs and Mystery Quilts in the last few months. This is Wake Me Up by Emma Jean Jansen and having made it queen size, decided single was better. So it became two identical tops, one backed with car fabric has been sent off to a nephew.

President Heather has been using the gloomy weather and time inside to work on foundation paper piecing.

Peggy used some of her leftover mermaid fabric to make a baby quilt for our gift quilt program. Not happy with the first design she unpicked it and remade it. The new design is on the right, all quilted and ready to be donated.

Also by Peggy a coffee table cover using 2″ scraps and a baby quilt for her daughter’s friend. Lots of cute animals peeking out in this one.

As the situation in Victoria has worsened, Jeanette has made double sided face masks for family members. They live in a busy part of Melbourne and wanted some to wear when they shop for essentials. Great way to use all those fat quarters accumulated over the years.

The free pattern is from Dhurata Davies.

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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