Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring is Here!!

Although the day started dull and a bit chilly, it soon warmed up into a lovely sunny day and everything is beginning to blossom.

Alison was the first to arrive, travelling up from Hampshire, followed by Amanda and Chris.  Caroline was teaching today.

As usual we started with tea and cake, today it was banana, sultana and pecan and double chocolate muffins.

After catching up on our news and putting the world to right, we had a quick show and tell.  Alison had been sewing hexagons together in 1930's fabric, the pattern inspired by an old quilt in a book she has.

I had completed two quilt tops, Summer Breeze from Scrap-Basket Surprises and Twinkle from Scrap-Basket Sensations, both books by Kim Brackett.  The fabric was purchased in America some years ago.

I also had some small leftover blocks in the same fabric that I had made into a baby quilt.

Chris also had completed a quilt top using the Tumbler design, this was a kit that she had bought at the Quilters Sale at the Farnham Maltings last year.

Alison was continuing to hand quilt her block of the month quilt.  The photos do not do justice to the hand quilting Alison has done.

Chris was sewing her hexagons in a moda fabric from Kansas Troubles.

Amanda was working on her quilt for the Guildford Quilters exhibition which starts on 22 April 2012 at Clandon Park Surrey (National Trust Property).

Chris had to leave before lunch, which was chicken wrapped in smoked bacon with rosemary roasted potatoes and salad, followed by a chocolate mousse dessert.

After lunch and more tea, Alison and Amanda continued on with their projects and I made binding for three quilts.

Amanda left to met her daughter and after another cup of tea Alison made her way home.

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. It is also spring here in Spain! Lovely flowers, lovely muffins and of course, I loved the quilts, and the hand quilting is great!!!