Thursday, 7 July 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Recently I was invited to teach a workshop for a group of quilters. I chose the Pineapple Blossom from Quiltville as every time I have made one I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, it's very easy, which makes it good for all levels. I got permission from Bonnie first of all, of course and we had quite a successful workshop... which me with the pieces I used to demonstrate the "How To"... My Mum (Gwynneth) is working on finishing the quilt now. She will make 24 pineapple blocks in total, pretty isn't it?

Irene has a very good friend who keeps cats. They need their own quilts so Irene spied the opportunity to make a few small, easy to finish quilts. It's great to make a small quilt or two in between making bigger projects. I think she's making three in total and all are ready for the sandwich treatment already... instant gratification!

Annie Pie's project is also a small one, but not a quick finish, nope!! not at all. This design is a little fiddly in the cutting department, not difficult at all... just a little fiddly. The border is very easy to make up, rather tricky to fit to the centre though. Coping strips are needed.. as you know they are easy to calculate, so no problem there... the difficulty came because Annie Pie went ahead and joined the border completely so we had to add a frame to the quilt, with it's corners already in place... don't worry, we did it in the end.. we love quilty fudge! ha ha ha

Dotty Maureen is making another one of her Heirloom blocks. It's a triangular one this time. She's used Trapunto (the newer modern way, sort of cheating and gives a good result, certainly much easier!) heavy stitching and corded stitching, all quite fiddly... this is one patient lady! I'm hoping that Dotty and Helen will be able to spread out their numerous blocks soon so we can have an idea how these quilts are coming along... Ladies??
Twas a quiet day in our Quilt Cave, we put the world to rights, we giggled, we lunched in our little lounge. We had a few visitors and soon enough another lovely day came to an end.... ahhhhhh... We meet again in Caverswall Village Hall on Friday 8th July, Tomorrow at 10am and we'll play until 3pm, as usual.

There's an SPQ (Staffordshire Patchwork & Quilters) meeting tonight, first Thursday of each month. Here's the website for information about the speaker... It starts at 6:45pm... see you there?

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