Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Annie joined us... I bet she couldn't wait until Friday! ha ha ha. She had all her sashing pieces and corner stones cut out ready to piece the top. We placed them out on the table so Annie didn't get lost with the pattern, each block had to be the correct way up to get the right effect... it's looking really good, don't you think?
Helen finished all of her 4 1/2" border blocks but was a couple of inches short in length. She came up with a snazzy way of compensating for this... to aid her new plan, I introduced Helen to foundation piecing... which fascinated all those who saw it... so I guess I will demo it next time.
Wendy made two of the Quick Table Toppers at home so she was able to sandwich and quilt them today. She added applique to the centre squares so they look extra impressive....
Gilly continues to work on her own design, which looks easy on paper! She had to learn about 'coping strips' in order to have everything fit perfectly.. but she's a clever lady, she can cope... ha ha ha .... that's not with any help from a coping strip though... did you see what I did there? Do excuse me while I amuse myself .... he he he he
Irene decided to make another Jennie Rayment project using different colours. She did really well considering that she forgot to bring the instructions with her... impressive memory eh!
Foxy Margaret is very happy with her applique cats. She decided to use lots of different coloured fabrics to add extra interest to the quilt... and she's loving it!
Chris took a break from her Tennessee Waltz blocks because she needs a Mat & Ruler bag. She had a quick lesson in free motion quilting, first with the BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator) then with the standard darning foot.... she then practiced... and practiced, alot alot.... smiling all the while!
Dotty Maureen's project made a lot more sense today. She's finished all the block piecing now so everything was stitched into rows, great colours.... Dotty is trying really hard to get everything "Spot On Perfect" ... it's working... because practice makes ???? answers on a postcard! ha ha ha
We had another new lady join us too, Diane. As most new folks do, she's making a small Railfence table topper. She's using a few utility fabrics to practice on... just to see whether she wants to get into patchwork and quilting... well, what can I say? She's coming back next week... but you knew that eh!
My Mum (Gwynneth) made her Bento Box quilts very quickly, a bit tooooo quickly for my Quilty Quarters stock control!... I thought if I gave her a project using triangles, I could slow her down a bit... she shops in MY fabrics so I gotta do something! These HST's will be the sea... you will have to wait for more detail... I am still inventing the rest of it, he he he.
This is another one of Wendy's fabulous table toppers. They are fun to make and so fast to put together. The quilting is very simple... there's going to be new table topper Christmas presents all over Staffordshire this year!
Dotty Maureen wanted to make one of the Amy Butler macs, did you see them at the NEC?... ooooooooooh wonderful. Anyhow, the store ran out of the Amy Butler mac fabrics so Maureen found this other stuff elsewhere... you will see her coming from miles away!!! I'll ask her to model it for you if she finishes it.
Shirley Lerly got plain fed up with 'quilting in the ditch', this quilt is too big for all the manoeuvring through her machine hole so she decided to go artistic! She drew circular lines around her fruit bowl with her fabulous Sewline pencil and set to quilting wavy lines with her walking foot.. it looks really good.... Lerly is very happy with the results... and rightly so.
We meet again on Friday 17th, 10am - 3pm and, as usual, Kettle Corner's happy to see visitors and my little shop will be open too. Caverswall Village Hall, in Caverswall, Stoke-On-Trent.... lots of parking and disabled access.. all very user friendly actually.

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