Saturday, 10 September 2011
Caverswall Quilt Cave
a year since we had Jennie do our workshop, doesn't time fly!
Jenny (Jenny Barlaston not Jennie Rayment) came to play again. She was working in a very organized way as you can see here... which is a good idea when the order of the strips is so important to your pattern We all keep popping over to see how things are coming along on her project... because lots of us have this Clarice Cliff inspired fabric you see, we're looking for inspiration!
Another Toot, Toot, Toot moment... Brenda finished her free motion quilting on the 10 Minute Block quilt. As soon as she did though, she went off shopping at "Table Top Shop, wadding under the other tables" she was on a mission... she's also decided that it's time to finish her Jennie Rayment flower... Inspired by Kate's quilt, Brenda will turn her flower block into a lap throw, and for this she needed a little more fabric.
More Toot, Toot, Toot... this time for Gilly. This is the centre of her quilt top, Garden Twist. It's time to add borders. There will be a 1" green fabric first, to frame the centre perfectly, then Gilly might add a wide border of the floral curtain fabric... on the other hand, she might add a thin strip of floral first followed by another, very thin green strip and then add a wide floral... lots of choices really... So Gilly will add the first green strips to begin with then we will play the auditioning game again. We call all the ladies over to ask their opinions, they fly round the room (The opinions, not the ladies!), then Gilly can take all the comments on board and either throw them out or... go with them... works great!
Barbie quilted the borders of her Pineapple Blossom. Each of those Half Square Triangles (HST's) has been stitched to make it phooophy up a bit. This is one great looking quilt!
Barbie brought Maddie and Sylvia along to play too. Sylvia was doing her cross stitch and Maddie was making a giant Sun Bonnet Sue appliqué pattern...
We had two lovely new ladies join us, can you believe that they are both named Sue, we called them 'Early Sue' and 'Late Sue' just for the day but were going to have to do better than that for future meetings, he he he.
We had a few visitors too, just popping in to see what the ladies are up to. It's reading about the beautiful and inspiring projects on this blog that brings the ladies in... that and The Table Top Shop of course.
They said they would be back to play... the Quilt Cave meetings are so much fun. Seeing that you can work on UFO's (unfinished objects) which I prefer to call PhD's (Projects Half Done) rather than starting something new was very appealing!
We meet again next week on Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th September 10am - 3pm.. 5 hours of fun!!!