Saturday, 27 August 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Only a small group of us in the Quilt Cave but very productive. It seems to be the season of the sandwich in Caverswall Village Hall at the moment. This spectacular door hanging quilt top belongs to Dotty Maureen. She had originally started to make the Bargello that the other ladies have been making... but in true Dotty style, she changed hers, taking out one row of the design and flipping half of it upside down... Easy eh! She had wanted to make her sandwich too but just the night before had decided to add those lovely leaves in the bottom left corner, so... as they were only stuck on she had to forfeit making a sandwich in order to satin stitch them. She used Madeira rayon threads, beautiful and shiny. She had begun to wish she hadn't added the leaves but, I think you will agree, they are fabulous and have been well worth the extra work. Maureen can start her Wednesday meeting with a sandwich now.
Lovely Lyn pieced her backing and made her Log Cabin quilt sandwich. This is Lyn's second quilt, the biggest to date. She's going to quilt it with a simple design to stabilize it then we'll see how she feels about a little more quilting. She's made a few bags over the weeks too, which turned out great and she is now the proud owner of a stylish Mat & Ruler Bag which she's made in only two classes, in between working on this quilt.
Another sandwich... Lynda this time. Oh she is proud of her quilt, and rightly so, it's just fabulous. The last quilt she made, the black and white one which was also her first, had taken over two years to make, the majority of the time spent on the piecing... that was before she joined us in the Quilt Cave, she's very inspired now though and has a growing list of quilts she wants to make, so I think she's in her patchwork groove...

This picture shows you the pieced backing Lynda made, all by her very own self! She says she thoroughly enjoyed making it too... what a great idea to piece the striped fabric the way she has... adds a Wow factor, don't you think? very funky... She's going to quilt through the diagonal small squares to start with, the rest will be decided as she goes PMS time (Please My Self)

Kate had started to quilt her gorgeous appliqué quilt with free motion stitching and has now moved on to her walking foot. Some of the tiny shapes were proving too difficult to keep accurate with free motion because of the size of the quilt. She had more control with the walking foot and, so long as she's happy, that's just great! Such a lovely quilt.

We meet again next Wednesday 31st August. 10am - 3pm. Folks are starting to return from their holidays now so we might have quite a party going on... then again... it's a Bank Holiday weekend so, maybe we'll be few in numbers... we can't really predict, hey... it's not important... no matter how many people come, we always have loads of fun!


Maggi said...

So glad Maureen decided to add the leaves, they look great. The colours in Lynda's quilt are lovely and she really must be hooked if she has started to piece her backings so carefully. I really do like the gentle colours of Kate's applique quilt. Does she needle turn or machine?

Dottymo said...

thank you Maggie I only have to applique in place.