Saturday, 15 October 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Another very busy, fun day. It felt like we were only there for an hour,... woooosssh the day flew by.
Barbie continued making blocks for her Pineapple Blossom Quilt, it's her second one... this pattern is great fun to make, she enjoyed making the first one... so she's making another with different fabrics. Barbie needs 24 of the Pineapple blocks, she must be almost done because she was choosing sashing fabrics later on.
Brenda Barbara's project... PMS (Pleasing My Self) and making it up as she goes along... 4 more of these 4" blocks are needed to complete each side border... once they're done Brenda can decide whether to make 4 more for the corners or whether to do something else, quite different in the corners... no decision has been made... she'll just 'go with it' next time!
We had a sandwich marathon at the start of the day. 1 large one for Joan The Shop, 3 tree skirts for Gilly, 1 lap quilt for Shirley Lerly, 1 medium sandwich for Little Treasure Ann, probably more... I can't remember... Dotty Maureen always lends a hand when someone is sandwiching/pinning but once she was dismissed she cracked on with her own work... the black ditch hopping! Looks like she's been purchasing more Patchwork & Quilting books too eh!
Jenny Barlaston couldn't resist coming to see how to make the Wreath wall hanging, it's proving very popular. As you can see Jenny's using traditional Christmas fabrics. by the end of the day she had all the blocks cut out, pinned in place and ready to sew... it goes together very easily, you just have to be careful as all the edges are bias... oooooher!
Shirley Lerly started the day at Table Top Shop, 4 different waddings on the side... choosing border fabrics for her second lap quilt, we tried all the obvious choices, blues and pinks, greens etc but nothing was perfect until we almost gave up and placed the top centre next to purple oooooh, very nice! How about a stipe? Peeeeerrrfect! Looks fabulous eh!
Helen brought in a second pile of blocks that were donated for the fund raising thing she's doing soon. There were enough blocks for two lap quilts and there's still enough for a very small one or a cushion cover, no decision there yet, anyway... by the end of the day it was finished and, yet another sandwich was made. Quilting time.. Helen love's to do the quilting, whether it be ditch hopping or free motion... loves it far more than piecing.
Little Treasure Ann (She's the treasurer of the SPQ!) had her sandwich ready good and early in the day so was able to make a good start on her quilting. She's shadow quilting just inside the hearts, it makes them puff up lovely. Once the hearts are all done, Ann will decide whether to do more quilting or not... decisions, decisions

Of course there was a lot more stuff going on... this is only a little taster of it all... We meet again next Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st October, 10am to 3pm, as usual you are most welcome to join us... that way you won't miss anything at all!

1 comment:

Maggi said...

Cram and red pineapple is yummy as is that stained glass quilt. I think that the corners of Brenda's quilt would look nice plain but no doubt she will PHS. The purple stripes really enhance Shirley's quilt and I do like the fresh green of Ann's. Well done to Helen for her fund raising, the blocks look really good together.