Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Stitching News

Kate finished this big and beautiful quilt top, it's one of her gifting projects. She's decided to have it professionally done by a Long Arm Quilter. So the day was spent piecing a fabulous and co-ordinating backing.

Monday Sheila arrived with two Layer Cakes and a plan to make a gifting quilt in a hurry... she didn't want complicated. We laid out the 10" squares to get a good mix and before we knew it... it was border time... Sheila sews fast!! The blocks didn't stay in the right order... but do they ever!!

Lou Lou finished her second baby gifting quilt top and was able to make a little sandwich. This quilt has become a priority now as Baby arrived already... It just needs simply quilting, no need to complicate matters.

Monday Sheila finished two quilt tops. The layer cake one above and this baby play mat sized one... So now she has two sandwiches to make and get quilted... if she hasn't finished them already that is! 5 strips of fabric to a quilt top... Lick-etty-split!

Toot toot toot time.... Annbacan finished her fabulous festive table runner... I hope you get an idea of how long it is from this picture?  It's been embellished with little doo-dads too. Made for a giant table and I'm sure it will look great.

Gail added a few more quilted shapes and just has the ends to tie of and thread through before we can toot for this lovely little gifting quilt. It's a perfect baby play mat size... 

Rose finished her cushion front... have a closer look if you can, she's added a few wonderful little hand stitched details using a lovely grey Presencia Perle cotton, size 8... my favourite!

New Sue has finished her quilt top too, it's going to be a wall hanging. She used beautiful Batik fabrics for both background and flowers, always a winner. So, that's another sandwich needed... Sue's booked in for our next Sandwich Saturday but there's a holiday to survive first!

Taa-daaa, PM Pam also finished a quilt top. This was one of the projects Pam was working on during our wonderful Westhope retreat recently. Bright and beautiful Batiks... such a happy project. Pam's going to make a spectacular backing with the leftovers.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Wearable Sewing Workshop

A wearable sewing workshop for those who have never even looked at a pattern, let alone make anything to wear....
Carol got them all through it!! From measuring all the lumps and bumps and the bits that go in and out.... we all have them!
Ladies in lovely Cotton T-Shirts all had a great day.

Some need a little extra time to finish hems but, all in all.... don't they look smart!
Thank You for teaching the workshop Miss Carol.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Stitching News

Sporty Sue left her sewing machine at home... She spent her Friday Quilt Club time hand piecing Hexagons for a gifting project

Kate has another 47 or so 10" Orange Peel blocks to applique... we are all watching with great interest as this project comes together. It's all for a giant gifting project.

We have a few quilters making this Twisted Heart cushion now... isn't it great how we inspire each other with what goes on in classes... Whether it's a design or a fabulous collection of fabrics or the wonderful colour combinations. This particular Twister Heart is Princess Jackie's. 

Woven wool, I think... A few ladies purchased small kits to play with this luxurious fabric. There were many birds to choose from and the most popular was the Owl. This owl is Rose's. He's about to be pooooophed... with wadding.

Queen Jacquie is ever so chuffed with her blanket stitching now... She's been collecting top tips and practicing with them to see which ones work for her... I am smugly happy to say that my 'top tip' about grazing your knees worked very well!

PM Pam finished all the block components with her beautiful Batik fabrics and has now started to stitch them together in to large blocks. These colours are all scrumptious aren't they.

Sadly (for you, not me) the perfect purple camera had no other pictures.
It's been another busy ol' week in my little classroom... Lots of folks needing help and guidance with their stitching and cutting and planning and plotting so I quite forget about taking photos. You will just have to pop in more often to see what's going on... if you live close enough of course.... I am aware of how many of you are just too far away.
Thank you for reading my blog by the way... I'm not sure blogs are all that popular now what with all the other means of sharing our stitching pictures. Personally, I love a quilty project blog.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Fabulous And Finished

Inspired for colour choices by the rainbow design on her fabric, PM Pam made this lovely bright gifting quilt. It's a wonky 9 patch design on purpose!! Piano Key borders to finish...

Then the back was made to co-ordinate... Rainbow stripes!
It's a fabulous and finished quilt, all ready for gifting with time to spare...
Toot toot toot Pam

This is a rubbish photo, it doesn't do justice to the colours in this second tootable quilt of Pam's. The quilt was held facing the sunny day window so it's bleached out my picture, how rude!

This is the back of PM Pam's Fabulous and finished kiddie play mat, what fun eh!!
Toot toot toot-etty-toot Pam. Your lucky gift receivers will love your quilts.

New Sue finished her Twister Heart Cushion. She free-motion quilted in the pink bits with lovely curvy lines and got the walking foot back on for the purple bits... which are quilted with straighter lines. Toot toot toot Sue.

This lovely Heart Cushion has also been made for gifting. It belongs to Rose... at least is does until she gifts it. A very sweet cushion don't you think?

Zooming in a little closer to this detail... aren't those little kisses adorable!!
Toot toot toot Rose, You've made another fabulous fand finished beauty

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Wearable Sewing Workshop

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On Saturday June 9th we have a great workshop....
 Wearable Sewing with Our Carol. 
Suitable for a beginner. 
Make a simple top using a commercial pattern.
Learn what all the markings are for and how to use them
10am - 4pm £35.00 plus fabric