Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Stitching News

PM Pam used some of her left over beautiful Batik fabrics to make this fabulous and finished... and co-ordinating... cushion, toot toot toot... Actually it turned into a very good idea as Pam was able to practice how she thought she wanted to quilt the main quilt before committing to it....  it was a perfect design.

As we always encourage, a lovely cushion backing with the very simple method of putting in a hidden zip. It stops the cushion stuffer from popping out like a toddlers tummy when the pajamas are too small! ha ha ha

And this is PM Pam, on the very hot Tuesday, sitting at a table with the sun filled widow behind her as she slowly melted whilst quilting the main, and quite large, quilt... nothing like a large quilt to help you melt on a super hot and sticky day!
This 150 year old lady has stamina!!

Now, don't tell Princess Jackie that I showed you these next two pictures.
Are they just fabulous or what?
The pattern is Spring Bouquet by Laundry Basket Quilts

I thought it amusing when Jackie said that she was doing all the green thread applique first because she wanted to save all the bright colours to last... and that she reeeeeaalllly wants to stitch the pinks! ha ha ha

Krafty Karen, soon to be passing the 100 year age hurdle!!! Has decided to dable in applique. She's starting with one of our hot bargain patterns from Kids Quilts. First job was to decide which sticky stuff she wanted to use.... dilemma time.

Our Rose was also quilting... but not being perched in the window she didn't quite melt as well as our Pam. What a fabulous, bright and fun design this quilt is... I bet we will be tooting it very soon. Don't you love those extremely tactile little black Prairie Pointy bits?

New Sue also started a new project... I think the book is called Eye Catching Quilts and it's full of great quilt ideas. Sue made quite a pile of these luscious leaves with their super slender stalks... These are the easiest leaves of the three different designs she says.

Now then... Gail is making just a few more blocks...
Is that a total of 200? she's getting a little bit of stick from her colleagues over the length of time Gail has been making them, but it doesn't really matter does it?
It will be done, when it is done.
This quilt will be amazing, soon... very soon!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Stitching News

Starting off with a loud tooting fanfare for this fabulous and finished quilt made by Norma... She made it for gifting to a lady who loves green... and it is green... lovely and fresh with the addition of the white fabric. toot toot toot Norma.

Lou Lou saw Queen Jacqui's Advent Quilt at our Sunday Sewing Patchwork Party last month and couldn't wait to get the book to make one for her very own self... she's made a great start and is learning lots as she goes.

Norma is working on her Hidden Wells quilt in between all the other things she is sewing... and that is a long list! You know how exciting it is to start a new project don't you! Poor Norma can't sew fast enough for all of her ideas

Lots of customers are waiting for the workshop list to be updated.
I must apologise for the delay with that... I can't get my head around all the planning.
A few workshops have been added and I will be putting a few more very soon.
So, one workshop added is Cathedral Windows. but The Monday ladies don't want to wait until September so they are learning how to make Cathedral Windows in Monday Class... this is Sheila's so far... good eh!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Zipped Cushion Back

I wrote the tutorial that you have all been asking me for...
Click on the tab at the top of my blog and you will see how to get from...
3 pieces of fabric and a zip...
To this...
Have a go... it's easy!!


Stitching News

 This applique design is one of the Kids Quilts patterns... The quilt was small so Monday Sheila had a great idea... She used one of our pre-cut square packs to make an Eye-Spy border... what a super idea... I wish I had thought of that!

Fran Cupcake finished her machine quilting so it was time to trim the crusts off ready for the binding to be done. Once that job is done, Fran will be adding more quilting and hand stitching and some wonderful embellishing... Fran loves to embellish

Princess Jackie, our First Prize winning applique-er, is at it again...
The most wonderful quilt blocks using mostly beautiful, bright Batik fabrics....
She's loving the new Hover foot in her new Juki DX7

Morning Josie held up her fabulous Hexagon quilt... It was a pattern in one of the British quilting magazines, I don't know which one though. This is the largest quilt Josie has tackled so far, she's doing a great job! Border decisions have been made.

Almost done... The binding needs to be hand stitched to the back, apparently, by the seaside in a caravan! but appart from that, totally toot-able.., All Day Di absolutely loves this project... It's been made for a very special little girl

A very special and very lucky little girl
It's fabulous on the back too.

Brenda Barbara finished her Pineapple Blossom Cushion.
It's a 24 inch work of art!! Brenda has inspired lots of ladies to make a 24" Pineapple Blossom cushion, all for their very own selves... and as this cushion was made for gifting, Brenda will be making another for her very own self! ha ha ha

Not a scrap of fabric left over
Such a fabulous cushion back...
Toot toot toot Brenda Barbara, it's a fabulous finish!