Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

We stared the day with Show & Tell... Karen very proudly held up her first ever quilt. She made it all by her very own self and is soooo happy with it! Doesn't it feel wonderful when you finish a project!! Do you remember finishing your first one... the best feeling....
Annie Pie joined two pieces of fabric for her backing then, with the help of Dotty Maureen, made her sandwich. This quilt is for a friend of a friend... really, it's a commissioned quilt. She must have decided how to quilt it as we didn't discuss that at all.
Chris The Foot, wearing one lovely summer sandal and one training shoe... the Doctor forbids the wearing of sandals on the poorly foot... that won't stop Chris... how funny eh. She trimmed... actually now I come to write this..., she quilted for most of the morning, on the bright square quilt, twas me, myself who trimmed up this fabulous Railfence baby quilt... I must have forgotten myself... that's just being too helpful! ha ha ha... anyway, Chris made the binding and had it all stitched into place ready for hand stitching as homework.
Arty Beryl continues to work wonders on her Crazy project, she adds lace of all sizes and velvet ribbon and fancy stitches with variegated thread... this is one happy lady!. She told me how fantastic she thought the Quilt Show had been, she was there at Uttoxeter on the Saturday and her head is sooooo full of wonderful ideas....
Annie Pie cut out loads of 6" squares, joined them together and added a 3" border. With the template for the Square Dance Quilt she started marking out the cutting lines... yes!! she cut it all up again... much to the horror of some ladies... I called them over to watch.. like a mini demonstration.. they were quite fascinated... as was Annie actually. She pinned each bit in place on a piece of wadding ready to transport home... this project doesn't like to be piled into a box... it gets all "Muxed Ip" ha ha ha
Dotty Maureen has decided to add another border of 22" hoping that it will take the quilt top up to a good double bed size, I'm sure it will. She chose a block using lots of strips so as not to over do the triangles... looking good so far...

Foxy Margaret was very quiet today and got lots of work done... a sore throat was the reason... not the project. She warns us all to bring ear plugs for next week as she will have a lot of chatting to catch up with... you have been warned! She started a new project which she will call " Harlequin Sun Lounger" which will be made from scraps... lovely scraps!
Karen had been shopping at the Uttoxeter Quilt Show too. Oh boy did she have fun!! She brought her fabrics in to get ideas for a bed quilt with an animal theme. We considered a few patterns but decided to design a special quilt... no pattern... ooooer.... we can't wait to see what Arty Janet thinks about this. These are the first two blocks, don't they look great! You can watch it grow right here.. how exciting!
We meet again on Friday 22nd, I know it's a holiday date but... hey... what better way to spend a holiday than quilting, stitching, chatting and generally having fun with quilty chums... want to come?... 10am - 3pm... I'm sure we'll be able to find you a free table!.. in fact, email me and I will save one for you... angiequilts@gmail.com

2 comments:

maggi said...

Love how everyone's work is so different and individual. Hope you didn't all melt in today's heat.

KimT said...

my goodness, I really love what you ladies do in the cave! All the projects are fab!