Saturday, 30 September 2017

Debbie Jeske trunk show

It took nearly two years but we did it! We finally got Debbie Jeske to come chat with us and share her amazing quilts. 

Debbie blogs at A Quilter's Table, go here for her IG, and her monthly newsletter is always interesting. Debbie lives near Seattle and is a member of the Seattle MQG. She is a multi-award winning quilter and an all around nice lady. 

 Everyone has to start somewhere: all hand pieced and hand quilted.

Debbie's first modern quilt, from a Flickr based bee group. Still mostly modern blocks though.


This quilt was juried into the first AQS show with a modern category.

The first Tula Pink City Sampler sew-along.
 The back with a faced binding.

A striped, pieced binding.

Mid-century modern, a bee quilt that won an award at QuiltCon a few years ago.

Crosscut quilt, Debbie's first hosted on IG quilt along.

The bacon quilt! 

This quilt was done as part of the year long improv exercise done by the Seattle MQG and used the Kona colour of the year, Highlighter.

 Pantone colour of the year, Greenery.

The second Debbie hosted IG sew along, Improv stripes.

Her newest quilt, Double Tall Skinny Vanilla. 

Thank you so much Debbie for visiting us!

Friday, 29 September 2017

September 2017 show and share and Libs Elliott birthday challenge

Jo-Anne keeps the awesome improv coming!

Pat R made a fun bag.

Natalie modified this from a book.

Kate's awesome mini.

Crin made this excellent enormous log cabin.

And part of the back of Crin's quilt.
 Next we had Anne, and Laura too, made loads of the Retreat Bag from Emmaline bags. It's a free pattern!

This is the Clematis wristlet, ANOTHER free pattern!

Lastly Anne showed us the Abstract Tote from Little Moo, made with the Outback Wife barkcloth fabric line. This one ISN'T a free pattern, but here it is anyway.

Janelle made this for her sewing room.

A table runner also by Janelle.

Stacie made this Noodlehead Caravan tote with her beloved cork.
Happy 4th birthday MQG Victoria!

The annual ugly fabric swap from our July picnic had only a few entries this year: 

But the Libs Elliot fabric challenge had many many entries:

The two winners, Michelle (chosen by our very special guest star Debbie Jeske) and Sharon S (viewer's choice winner).

Michelle was extra lucky because she won the block lotto too!
Pictures from Debbie Jeske's trunk show are in a separate post.