Friday, April 25, 2008

April Quilting Weekend

Our April patchwork weekend saw the completion of two projects and the near completion of our next charity quilt. First up there were the Chook Scraps. These little chooks were inspired by one Betty purchased in Murrurundi, NSW. We worked out the pattern and used up lots of tiny scraps (hence the name) to make a whole brood.
Then we completed the remaining blocks for our next charity quilt. This photo was Saturday but on Sunday we went shopping for border fabric and then completed the sewing together of the blocks and the addition of borders. We'll finish this one in June. It is amazing how well the blocks fit together when the rule of using only the colours in the focus fabric is followed.
Last but not least here is a photo of our now completed Indian Trail charity quilt. Just the label to print and attach and then we can send it off. This one will go to the ABC Wrapped with Love program. Evelyn did a lot of the hand sewing of the binding but a few of us helped by taking turns around the table as we chatted and followed the activities of others as they made new blocks or chooks.

Our next gathering is in June so start your blocks now and note it in your diary.
Special thanks to Surrey for keeping us all well fed during the weekend. We really did miss our kitchen hand Mary though.

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