Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Uttoxeter Quilt Class

Marisabel made a sandwich first thing in the morning, even before coffee! We needed to get it done before the other ladies arrived with their machines and projects as we don't have the luxury of space and tables like Caverswall Village Hall. She spent the day quilting her gorgeous Bargello wall hanging by following the 'whoooshes' up and the 'whoooshes' down... not a need for much more than that really... Simple and Stunning... ooooh that's a good name for it!

Jenni's first twin baby quilt...  a rubbish picture but you can see enough... Jenni added the borders after adding only one more row of Railfence blocks. This quilt has a thin inner border in the yellow fabric that Jenni will use for twin baby quilt number 2... and that quilt will have an inner border of this minty green... so both twins will have a quilt that is the same ... but different!

Messy Maureen finished the 4 blocks she's been working on, stitched them together and added a white border. In no time at all, she had cut the backing and made a sandwich all by her very own self. She made good progress with her quilting too, changing thread colours as she stitched because this table topper needs to be crisp... Red, White and Blue.

Lizzy has completed 21 Churndash blocks so far. Each one is very accurate. Lizzy takes great care with her Prrrrressing and pinning you see, and it pays off! I think Lizzy needs 20 or so more of these blocks before she can decide on the sashing... "to sash or not to sash"... this is the question! he he he... I think there will be sashing as Lizzy wants to quilt this large project in 4 quarters before joining them, like Giggly Gillian did with this one.
Lovely Lyn finished her Log Cabin quilt, I must ask her to bring it in so we can see it then I'll take a picture for you. Lyn wanted to make a small quilt next... "a table runner, including red"... This might be the most popular table runner ever. Once we figured out the colour scheme and fabrics, cut out all the pieces, it only took about an hour to stitch together. If you take a look back on this blog at this time last year, you'll see lots of different colour combinations of this same runner, some ladies made more than 10 each!! fast and easy...

We meet again on October 11th at The Bank House Hotel in Uttoxeter. 10am to 3pm and the class is fully booked, sorry... actually, not sorry at all... very Happy!!!!

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