Saturday, 1 October 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Chatty Cathy almost finished quilting her Railfence table runner. The centre part is done and she wants to do free motion quilting on the borders, so... we set up her machine to practice a bit. Cathy decided it was fun... made a sandwich with this farmyard fabric and proceeded to quilt around the various creatures, she did a good job! This is the fabric she will use to make her Mat & Ruler Bag
This beautifully manicured hand belongs to Helen, as does the beautifully stitched triangular block. Helen has thoroughly enjoyed making all of the pieces for her Heirloom blocks and she's learned so much whilst doing them... especially tying in and threading through with the threads but this block is really getting to her... there are so many ends to tie off you see... so, twas time to teach her a few little tricks using her Bernina Temporary Altered Stitch Memory, problem solved, Helen's happy again now!

Brenda Barbara (Now signing her emails BB!) is making great progress with her Jenni Rayment project. She's chosen blocks and fabrics for her first pieced border and, as you can see, has several of them finished already. There's going to be another purple border before the pieced one but we're not adding it yet as it will need to be carefully calculated with our trusty Coping Strip formula. We'll probably need coping strips between each of the other pieced borders too.

Dotty's been practising  PMS (Pleasing My Self)... this project is based on a New York Beauty workshop that she should have gone to earlier in the year. She was unable to attend at the last minute but was able to get a copy of what she would have been making had she been able to go.... with a few personal tweaks, a few fabric substitutes, a bit of very careful fudging (no calories in quilt fudge you know!) This is what Dotty has up to now... you never know what she'll do with her projects... Dotty works very much with a  "wait and see" formula which really means "I haven't decided yet!"... so wait, we will.

Not too many photos for you this time, usual problem with memory and camera!
Those dreaded words have been mentioned many times in Quilt Cave of late...
"Christmas projects"...
I have something wonderful to demonstrate, the ladies on Friday all had a sneak preview and they loved it... more on that later....ooooooher... how curious are you??

Please remember that you can only come to Caverswall Village Hall next Friday 7th October, if you have signed up for the Invisible Machine Appliqué workshop with Dawn Cameron Dick. There are 5 places available for the same workshop on Saturday 8th October at Swynnerton Village Hall if you would like to participate. I'm happy to say the Quilt Cave day is fully booked.

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