Thursday, 9 December 2010

Caverswall Quilt Cave

We had a fabulous day.We did get off to a rather chilly start as the boiler had decided it wasn't going to wake up! Luckily we had all suspected this might happen and everyone was well wrapped up. Annie Pie (used to be plain Annie!) Not only brought in home made pies with peas for our lunch, with scones, jam & cream, sweeties and gravy (not on the same plate!) She also made two sandwiches
Lemon & Lime and this autumn leafy one. Annie wasn't sure she was doing the right thing with the Log Cabin bits but we were all very happy to assure her that it was COMPLETELY the right decision and we all love it! She has lots of quilting to be getting on with over the holiday season.... I count 4 that need finishing? Steady on Annie Pie... there's an even darker side to quilting.... and it involves UFO's!!
Chris started another project, I think she has enough Quick Table Toppers done now, he he he. Split 4 Patch this time. She had a pack of those pre-cut squares so she just had to cut loads of creamy coloured squares, sew them all together then... chop them up again to sew them together once more... Patchwork! She's loving her new Baby (Aurora 440QE) They have bonded so well.

Diane wasn't supposed to have been with us but, as with many folk in the UK, her other plan had been scuppered by the weather (I think that's rather lucky myself! he he) as our reigning Bag Queen, she had finished yet another and also had one more in the making.

Drum roll please..... Joan The Shop's Daizie quilt has been made into a sandwich!!! woooohoooo! 'Twas quickly set aside for quilting homework though as she has to get this quilt finished for Christmas... it's a very fast design so she could just about do it.
Irene brought in her Acu cutting thing. They are sweeping the world of patchwork at the moment, she is very happy with hers. Later she stitched the pieces together and they fit perfectly, no wonder she went home beaming.... not on my list of thing I need though, I couldn't cope with all the trimmings!
Lizi was joining her blocks together, first into pairs, then into rows. This is her first quilt and I have to say... she's rather enjoying it, the look of addiction is so easy to recognise... involves a huge knowing smile.. oh yes, she has that!
Wendy spent the day hand stitching her binding. She's gone to a lot of trouble to get this binding right on both sides, but it was well worth the effort. She's very cross with me for making that last autumny (still no name springs to mind) quilt, now she needs, NEEDS! to make one too, he he he
My Mum (Gwynneth) is very happy with her latest quilt top and I am sure you can see why. As we make our projects we do get more confident with colour choices and working in a large group also helps... I think we all inspire each other without even trying to, fabulous! The stripey sashing that Mum chose, all by her very own self, with the black fabric.... brilliant! This quilt will be shipped to Spain very soon, it's her first commissioned quilt!

There we go, a much shorter post (or is it??)
There was so much going on that we didn't catch every one's project on film ( I know it's not film but catching everyone in a little computer card doesn't sound right!)... Thank you Annie Pie for our wonderful lunch, I hope you like your new name?? ha ha ha

We meet again next week 15th & 17 December.
I hope you've remembered that there's No Meeting Tomorrow 10th December, the hall is to be used for all the villagers of Caverswall to have their Christmas feast and party. Lucky them.... I've been booked to wash the dishes... Lucky me! ha ha ha

2 comments:

il mondo di Iris said...

Wonderful quilt.
Angela

il mondo di Iris said...

Wonderful quilt.
Angela