Saturday, 28 August 2010

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Helen is making great progress on her quilt. Adding the grey sashing with the black corner stones finishes it off a treat... a small issue though... some of us are sure that Helen had said that she was making this for a friend... seems she was heard yesterday saying that it was for her very own sofa??? ... I think I will investigate this further.... he he he

Joan The Shop continues making Daizies, I think it is the first time that Joan only brought in the one single project... she usually has several!
This is another of Annie's projects on the home straight. She bought a perfectly coloured King Tut thread to complement the quilt... it had all of the fabric's colours running through it.
This is a long time project of Maid Marian's. She told me that she had started it four years ago. It's an 'Eye Spy' quilt... a floor play mat if you like, these are great baby quilts because there are loads of pictures to study... for those babies who study... he he he I probably mean 'look at'... anyway, Marian finished off the corners, made a sandwich and spent the day quilting it... much to her relief!
This quilt is coming along very nicely too. Barbie finished all of the hand applique on the hearts so she was able to add the finishing touches. Bright purple corner stones make the other purples 'pop' while that darker floral sashing eliminates any purple 'overload'... I hope that makes sense to you? I get it completely!

My Mum came to the Quilt Cave good and early so we were able to make her sandwich, the one that should have been done on Wednesday.... she spend the day quilting it and only needs to do something in the borders to finish it off.
Lauren added another fabulously colourful fabric to her project, it has all the brights on a black background. She even treated herself to a new lamp for her sewing machine... it's amazing how much easier it is to see everything with a light shining down while you stitch!! ha ha ha
Dotty Maureen put her Shakespeare In The Park blocks together for us to see how it's coming along... lots of oooohs and ahhhhh's from the ladies. Maureen also brought in the quilts she made for the Festival Of Quilts, she hopes to encourage us to participate next year... hmmmm I wonder?
Annie made these Pineapple Blossom blocks for practice purposes... firstly to practice and perfect her piecing accuracy and secondly to practice Free Motion quilting.... There's no stopping this lady! I didn't notice the flower head pins yesterday.. those yellow ones actually co-ordinate very well eh!
Maid Marion has finished this small quilt now, yes Really finished it.. it does have a label... remember a quilt is not truly finished if it has no label, but we don't punish you for not adding one, he he he.
Maid Marian was reminiscing with Dotty about the class they used to go to when they made these Pirate quilts, they were laughing about some of the Pirate-y sayings all the ladies had been making up.... I guess you had to have been there
You can see more detail in this close up... great fun quilt for those kiddos, don't you think?

Now don't forget that our Quilt Cave will be a hive of activity next Friday, 3rd Septemeber, ONLY for those lucky ladies who have pre-booked because we have Jennie Rayment in town.
27 ladies armed with machines, lovely fabrics, a packed lunch, mugs and hopefully a few of tissues for the laughing tears, all ready to have a great stitchy day.
We are open as normal on Wednesday 1st September though and Kettle Corner is always open to quilty visitors!


Catswhiskers said...

beautiful quilts on display
Lovely blog and so much inspiration...

orchidlover said...

Love the show and tell

Love and hugs Gina xxx