Thursday, 14 April 2016

April meeting, with showers

Well it is Scotland ... But it may be grey and miserable outside but there is always sunshine in an EMQ guild meeting :-)

Can you give me an awwww, Lesley brought her brand spanking new son along, he was the best behaved of all the guild members ;-)

Some more bee blocks for Robin. This is going to be one awesome quilt, much discussion, sashing or not? You had better keep coming back to see won't you!

Bee blocks for next month, Margaret choosing a simple HST block but it's in Karen Lewis fabric, so it will be fab-u-lous. Guild members please note the bright colour square goes in the bottom right of each HST when making up. Just make it so it looks like this one :-)

Keeping it simple but sweet, Lesley wants a bearpaw block with low volume background, I'm looking forward to these ones!
We were a bit thin on the ground but what our show and tell lacked in quantity it more than made up for in quality. First up this wee stunner from Margaret, well big stunner really! Simple disappearing four patch. But just goes to show what great fabric and colour choice does to a simple block.
Look at the back! Lovely.

We have been watching Katy hand sewing this for a few meetings now. Some lucky person is getting this in a swap! Don't know I could give this away, it's beautiful.

Oh man Janice, these are just too sweet! Simply gorgeous economy blocks.

Sue didn't make this but got it in a swap. A lovely 91 year old lady was desperate to get out of hospital to finish making this! The quilting community is just lovely.

Swaps seem to be the theme of this month. Many of us were in the blueberry park mini swap on Instagram, hosted by Nina

Above is the lovely bag Robin received as an extra and below is the beautiful mini she got from @cookie_mama123 it was a fab swap and if you look to last months post you will see the amazing mini which Robin sent out!

Even the back had geese!
You just can't see the amazing porthole hearts properly in this photo, how beautifully balanced is this quilt from Barbara? If I had better lighting, a better camera and didn't totally suck at taking pictures you could see how lovely this really is!
How would I sum up EMQG members?? Overachievers! Sheena did a double sided quilt as a present! She wasn't totally sure what the recipient wanted so she made two stunning quilts one for front and one for back .... I feel inadequate :-)

So last was my little effort a cute wee mini, very Scottish, but an American pattern in American 30s repros. It's bright it's colourful and it makes me smile, as does every guild meeting.