Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Uttoxeter Quilt Class

Lizzie added borders and after a quick visit to the Craft Locker, to buy the backing, she was able to make a sandwich, she'll quilt it at home starting with stabilising each block on the sashing lines.
Jenni's project for the day was a Christmas tree wall hanging... this cutey is proving to be very popular with my ladies... even Shirley Lerly popped in to get the fabric requirements....
Jenni brought in her real Amish quilt to show us. She bought it from Amish ladies in Pennsylvania a few years ago, the hand quilting is lovely. Jenni says she never tires of looking at it.
Lizzie made more Ohio Star blocks, she has 24 in total now and she has decided they will need sashing, I guess we will go to the Craft Locker again next class... it's only a one minute walk from the Bank House... very convenient!
We had a new lady join us, Pat. She brought in lots, and I mean lots, of embroidered things.. tray cloths, table cloths, handkerchiefs, cushion covers and pillow cases. her mother had embroidered most of them, some when she was 90 years old. So, Pat wanted to make a quilt out of them.... first to add a little starch, these fabrics are very soft... then we started cutting... it's going to look so lovely.... there's lots more cutting to do yet though... then we will plan the layout.. maths ewwwwww!

We meet again at The Bank House, next Tuesday, 28th September, 10am - 3pm, there'll only be one spare place for that meeting.

1 comment:

Becky said...

You all seem to have such a grand time together. I'd gladly join in your fun but I don't believe I could swim THAT far to get there. :)