April Appliqué

This month’s virtual Show and Tell is from the Appliqué Special Interest Group. In pre-isolation times this group met on the first Thursday of the month to stitch, chat, encourage, learn and enjoy afternoon tea. Appliqué quilts are not fast projects, each month a Show and Tell shows the progress made rather than a finished project.

Please enjoy these quilts in progress.

Lyn is using a Max and Louise pattern to make this lovely quilt. She has about 80 more circles and hexagon flowers to go around the finished centre block.

Di is creating the William Morris inspired Strawberry Thief quilt. She is up to the quilting stage and the stippled background enhances all that appliqué.

Krista is working on Spring Blossom Garland shadow trapunto by Annie London. She has embellished it with embroidery and beads.

Heather is taking her time to piece the next border on her version of the Bathwick Quilt by Karen Styles. She has added appliqué to the corner blocks.

Ronnie took advantage of the sunny weather earlier in the month to work on her new project outdoors.

Another floral quilt, this time by Christine. It is Meadow Blooms based on the Michelle McKillop pattern Meadow with some of Christine’s own designs, quilted by Waverley member Denise at The Quilt House.

Lyn has recently finished her giant clamshells quilt featuring appliqué, embroidery and vintage textiles. The pattern is by Wattlebird Designs.

With the birth of a new granddaughter Ann has been hard at work on this very cute quilt. The pattern from a magazine is by Caroline Price. It was going to be cot size but with the borders it is going to be much larger and will get years of use. Despite the isolation Ann has been enjoying seeing Ivy’s daily progress through FaceTime.

Another quilt made for someone special. Dianne made this popular Rosalie Decker pattern for her friend Julie’s 60th birthday.

Jeanette has powered through the sashings of her version of Irene Blanck’s Miz Kelly quilt and is now deciding on the next borders.

While everyone is missing the regular meetings it is good to see a little of the work in progress and to know that good use is being made of time at home. When the Appliqué SIG gets to meet in person again there will be a huge celebratory showing of the quilts.

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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