Thursday, 26 August 2010

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Joan The Shop was making more of the Daiziez blocks. You don't have to worry about a quarter inch seam allowance for these blocks... just a straight line and it works just fine.... most people use the quarter inch though... force of habit!
Norma came, for her first time, with a bag full of blues and yellows, colours that she doesn't actually like she says... in fact she had recently given her own blue and yellow fabrics to a friend because she didn't like them!... So, she bough some more at the Festival of Quilts to make a quilt from a magazine... this lady could be a little complicated eh! ha ha ha
Chris joined us for the first time too, she is jumping in at the deep end and making a double size quilt as a wedding gift. It needs to be finished for next summer... a year? Yes... should be easy. First we had to figure out the fabric placement as she had forgotten her plan. 4-patch blocks first, each block needs four of them.....
Helen made more of her 6" star blocks, she has made the mammoth decision... to buy her own sewing machine... in fact A Bernina... so, she is admitting to her very own self that she has become "one of us" addicted completely! ha ha ha.. and all because Joan (her mum) wasn't quite ready when Helen came to pick her up one day in February! ha ha ha...
Wendy's Bento Box... she had a few colour co-ordinating issues last week... I just suggested that she be brave and join them 'randomly'... she took a deep breath and stitched together fabrics that she would never normally have touching... she loves it now and no wonder.... 'tis fabulous!!!
My Mum (Gwynneth) has two tops ready for sandwiching, I know I said 'has' because they never actually made it.... but the wadding is cut and the backs are ready... Friday , for sure.... We will sandwich!!!
Chris got all the pieces cut out to make up the practice block. This is a 'Quilt In A Day' project and has a template to cut one of the shapes. Doesn't it look great! We ran out of time before Chris could sew it all together because today we had to be out bang on time!.... never mind Chris can stitch them at home.
Irene cut out all the pieces for her Jennie Rayment workshop, she chose wonderful colours, bright yellow with brighter greens with a black background... Love it... can't wit to see it on the day! These fabrics though, I think, are for her Mystery quilt, yes, she's doing another one, with Barbara Chainey take a look, you might like to join in.

Pauline added pieced borders to her Railfence bed quilt so she was able to make a sandwich too, she chose a perfect King Tut thread which had all of these colours running through it, we love the King Tut threads!
Joan The Shop made a sandwich with her Peppa Pig quilt, she might bring it in finished on Friday?


Annabelle said...

All this talk about 'Bento Boxes' and 'Sandwiches' has made me feel quite hungry ... must go off for brekkie ! (been up an hour already) :)
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orchidlover said...

Great quilts but I just love Wendy's Bento box. So colourful

Love and hugs Gina xxx