Saturday, 19 January 2019

Stitching News

Princess Jackie is piecing a Dwight Deer using the most touch-a-bubble and stroke-a-bubble Moda Flannels.

Christabelle started cutting the components of her next, and quite tricky, project. Carefully planned and colour placement all worked out, as always

Gail is quilting the borders on her Princess quilt and already planning her next project from the same book, Happy Quilts. 

New Sue is working on lots of 4-Patch blocks for a commissioned quilt. This will go together quickly, knowing Sue.

Rose started a new project too. This is another beautiful pattern from Elizabeth Hartman, Swan Island. It's one of my very own favourites. Rose has already decided to please her very own self with this project... more as it happens...

PM Pam acquired these pre-cut squares from a family member. They were all the age 20 or so years ago, Laura Ashley? They are all being carefully made into gifting to charity quilts. 

Another Dwight Deer, except he might be a Dougal or a Douglas, as Beano says, we don't really do Dwight in the UK do we? Jean Bean used a thicker, woven deer fabric and it's proving to be a little tricky.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Toot Toot Toot

Every single stitch done by hand... Debbi started making hexagons, just that... making hexagons with no real plan, a good idea, but no plan. Some people can do that! There's a lot of 'deep and meaningful' thought gone into the centre of the design, I forget what it was. Those rays of colour  for the sort of border were foundation pieced onto calico, also by hand. All the quilting is Big Stitch style... of course by hand

Now then, my new daylight lights in my shop are mostly wonderful... but they have ruined my picture of the back of Debbi's quilt! You can see all the fancy hand stitching, which is a relief but the lights have stolen the deep colours. darn! Toot toot toot Debbi, it's a truly fabulous and finished gifting quilt. Your Daughter is going to treasure it, I am sure.

Patch Pocket Apron

I've had many requests for sewing that doesn't involve Patchwork or Quilting, though why people wouldn't want to patch and quilt is amazing to me!! ha ha ha... 
Seriously though, I do understand. 
Whether you are new to sewing with a sewing machine or picking it up after years of avoiding it, this apron will be a great project to get you in the groove.
Patch Pocket Apron Workshop 
Saturday 16th February 10am - 3pm
The fabric choosing. Just one metre is all it takes... unless you want your pocket patch to be made in a co-ordination fabric, then you would need an additional Fat Quarter.
Carol trimmed her patch pocket with a little bobble/popom tape, you could too.
So.. cut out the pattern
Make straps. Install D rings for adjustable neck size.
Finish the hem and edges.
Pleat the Boobage (I hope you noticed the boobage bit!)
Make pocket. Sew on pocket.
Simple and a lot will have been tackled/learned.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Upcoming Sunday Funday

On Sunday 27th January there's another wonderful Sunday, Funday, One Day, Full Day, Sewing Retreat... Can I get that to be any longer!! 
It's at Checkley Village Hall (Checkley Community Centre) 

On our menu this month we have:-
Tea / Coffee available all day.

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Breakfast Bars
Hot Chocolate + Rum (optional!) 

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Chicken, Mushroom and Tarragon Casserole with Filo 
Roast Potatoes and Greens

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Orange Polenta Cake with Creme Fraiche

Our chef this month is Chris Cohen of Feast With Friends
Sunday Funday starts at 9:30am and we pack up at 4 - 4:30pm.
£20.00 per person.  Payment on booking.

Not all retreats need to involve overnight stays do they!

Monday, 7 January 2019

Happy New Sewing Year!

Can you see the light? I see the light,!! Open today 9:30am until 4:30pm