We had a baker’s dozen at the recent Social Stitching Evening at Ashburton Library.
Kristy was working on her completely hand-pieced hexie quilt.
Ssu-Yuan and her mum, Jenny were working together on the lovely almost sashiko-style handquilting along both sides of each seam. It’s a beautiful and dramatic colour-block quilt of enormous squares.
Trish has completed a fantastic quilt with Terra Australis fabric and formed something of an impromptu committee to seek advice on how to quilt it.
Suggestions included organic and elements of Australiana like gum leaves, wattle flowers, seed pods, geckos, etc.
The busy bee award for the night surely goes to Merran who worked on not one, not two, but three quilts throughout the evening.
And some members took up the opportunity to enhance their stash with Bronwyn’s fabrics, which she’d brought for people to pick and mix.
Social stitching evenings are a change of pace from our Sit and Sew Days – with hand stitching projects only, there’s plenty of opportunity for catching up while working on your latest Work in Progress. Our next Social Stitching Evening is on Thursday 28 at Hawthorn Library – Book Here!