Updated August 2020
Show 'n Tell Gallery 2020
Jayne has made this colourful lap quilt with inspiration from one of Regan'sworkshops....
This quilt from Jane shows differing blocks in blues, yellows and greens - star block, railfence, Dutchman's puzzle and churn dash.
Debbie created this very clever quilt for her fox-mad daughter's 21st birthday. A warm, snuggly throw, bought from Tesco, was used for the backing, an ingenious idea to make this quilt perfect for cold winter nights!
Prolific as ever, Chris showed two lovely quilts which she made and then had them long-arm quilted.
Jo from Puddleducks presented two wonderful quilts that were created from 'Block of the Month' projects.
The devasting fires in Australia prompted an ex member to suggest to the group that they make tree blocks that can be sent to Oz where they will be made up into quilts for those unfortunate people who have lost all their possessions. A wide variety of amazing tree interpretations were donated by Orpington Quilters and the Colourwheel group. Seventy blocks were collected this month and will be sent off shortly.
Michelle presented a quilt of irregular stripes, created at one of Regan's workshops.
She also showed a piece that was a
work-in-progress of iron-on vilene blocks.
These pictures show the front and reverse of a Linus quilt, made by Jenny and presented by Chris.
Diane showed off this beautiful table runner, a great addition to any birthday decorations.
Chris's contribution this month included a 'block of the month' black and white quilt, and two incubator quilts to be donated to the hospital.
On behalf of Roz and a friend, Norma showed four more incubator quilts. Norma explained the parents of the little ones in the NICU were very grateful for these quilts. Often the incubators get moved around and they help them to know where their babies are.
Michelle has used this Covid-19 lockdown time to get ahead with her Christmas sewing! She has made this charming Christmas pyramid from a LINA patchwork kit.
Anna started this colourful quilt some time ago but she has now had the time to finish it and aptly called it her Corona Quilt!
And below are her blocks of the month for April and May looking very smart indeed!
Sylvia has been getting ahead with her blocks of the month too, for our Orpington Quilters group and for the Colour Wheel group. They look splendid.
Jane finished this striking quilt showing six quite different blocks in April. She started it at an evening class and completed it during the lockdown time by attending a virtual class on Zoom given by Sunflower Stitches.
Michelle has been making these bonding hearts for the Corona patients on the ICU ward at the Princess Royal University Hospital..
Michelle's latest project has been a great carry-all bag which was part of her course at Kentwood with Elizabeth Cotes.
Jane has been attending on-line classes for these projects.
The rainbow wall hanging of which we see many today in windows is a symbol of hope and to say to passers by that we will be able to stop and chat to each other again soon. This was made with the help of a tutor from Sunflower Stitches.
Jane has also made these two bags upcycled from her old jeans. and then a pretty pink and white pin cushion and thread holder. Good stuff Jane!
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Sylvia says ...
"...it has been a number of years since I purchased for £5 the completed blocks for this quilt at Orpington Quilters from a large collection of someone who had died. Lockdown has given me the opportunity to put the blocks together. There were 82 blocks in all and I managed to use 81 of them. The 81st will eventually go on the back when I do the quilting. So no work wasted! I would love to know who the patchworker was who made all these blocks. Maybe Mags might remember?
I am thrilled to bits with the final look of the quilt and surprised that I managed to work out what the original owner’s plan was for it."
Well done Sylvia. That was some challenge!