Sunday, 17 May 2015

May meeting

May??? when did it get to be May?? Blimey we are almost half way through our Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild year.
Lets start off with this months Bee blocks.
Ann gave us all a brilliant and fun to do block, made up of HSTs in cream and one colour which she specified in advance, I was red, it was so much fun picking out all one colour to make up this block. Dont they look fab together? there are still some to come to fill in the gaps.

Next up was Jo's block, an economy or square in a square block using an ace tutorial from Rita - Red Pepper Quilts

Laying them out almost turned into a game of Happy Families or Solitaire with people moving blocks around, so much fun.

What a bumper crop for show and tell as well. These ladies keep on raising the bar!
Lets start with our newest member! Welcome Lynsey. this gorgeous log cabin was Lynsey's very first quilt, pretty impressive for a first quilt!

How cute is the back!

Well done Lynsey and a very warm welcome to the Guild.
Barbara was up next, we go small but very very pretty with a stunning pouch (interior zips! I want to do interior zips, Barbara assures me they are simple) and a lovely pincushion.

From small to huge! Our president, the lovely Jo showed us her finished medallion quilt, my very limited photography skills cannot do this one justice, plus the other members wouldn't stop fondling it for me to get a good picture :-)

What is the great thing about being a crafty person?? You are never stuck as Audrey demonstrated with her lovely batik pouch. Audrey bought a new phone and it is so new there are no covers available. Not a problem for an EMQ member, we just whip up our own, love the batik fabric, nice and soft. You cant see it from the picture but there is a lovely FMQ design on this.

The thing I love about the guild show and tell is the wide variety of styles, fabrics, sizes of quilts and articles the members bring along, each one unique and most very very personal too which is lovely. Jane exemplified this with her show and tell, this lovely journal quilt which she is doing for a challenge for another guild.

Next up are a couple of scrappy trips, now who doesn't love a scrappy trip? Here is Fiona's

Next up Lesleys.

Lesley also brought along a stack of coins quilt, simple but so effective. Loving the contrast with the background.

The next quilt was not only stunning but made us all stop and think about the comfort quilts bring.Tatyana made this fabulous Star Wars quilt for one of her sons friends who is very ill. I just know this will bring so much comfort and joy to him.

More medallions! Margaret shows us her take on Jo's fabulous modern medallion pattern.

Fab backing.

Are you as amazed as I am at the range of things in this months show and tell? Just look at Janices tumbling blocks cushion! The contrast in fabrics is just perfect.

And the back is sooooo cute!

Janice also brought along a cute sashiko pouch. The button was fab.

A work in progress and what a cute WIP Katy! these Hazel blocks are stunning, Love the background fabric, Great choice.

WOW! Robin brought along the quilt she received in an Instagram swap, How amazing is this!

Whose this hiding behind her quilt??? Oh yes its me :-) I finally made up the quilt with the Bee blocks I received from my Bee round last year in the guild. thanks ladies, this is going to Linus, I know it will cheer up and give comfort to someone in need.

Another great meeting ladies, and the cake was amazing Helen.