Saturday, 22 October 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Dotty Maureen has finally cut into her very special fabric, the centres of these blocks... she bought it as soon as it came to Table Top Shop because she 'Loved it'... now who would do that? As usual Dotty is workin on more than one project... She spent her Quilt Cave day quilting, ditch-hopping black lines with black thread... Dotty has a lot of patience, this is a monotonous job!
Gilly was piecing borders for three tree skirts. She had started making them with 'Quilt As You Go' (QAYG) as suggested in the magazine but it was distorting as she stitched, making the pattern fall away from it's intended shape. We had a little chat and decided it would be more accurate to piece the whole border before quilting it... it worked!!
Brenda Barbara finished all of her border blocks... here they are in place with the coping strips... doesn't it look fabulous! We played about auditioning corner stone ideas and decided on half square triangles of the bright paperweight fabric and that lovely delicate pink one. Brenda has decided this will be a wall hanging... she has a bit more hand stitching to do on the twiddly fiddly bits but this project could be ready to sandwich next week
Barbie had unfortunately misplaced a few important fabrics for her Pineapple Blossom project making it difficult to finish all of the blocks... she doesn't worry though, the quilt will be one row shorter and she's perfectly happy about it... PMS (Pleasing My Self)  Sashing and corner stones were added to much of the quilt during our day. Looking good Barbie!
Maid Marion was very happy to be able to make a Caterpillar sandwich... ha ha ha. This quilt is a commissioned project and she would love to have it finished as she has so many other things on her list of things she would love to make... she's a very inspired lady!! Every new project she sees adds to her ever growing list, don't tell me that doesn't happen to you!
Jenny Barlaston popped in to use our tables to make a quilt sandwich. Sandwiches are much easier to make on tables... there's still a little back ache but no where near as much as you get making floor sandwiches, oh and the kneeeees.... ooooh it helps a lot with knees too. This is Jenny's Christmas Wreath... this isn't what she was sandwiching though, these projects are small enough for a kitchen counter sandwich.

We meet again on Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th October, 10am to 3pm, as usual... be careful if you come though.... there are lots of inspiring projects in our Quilt Cave... you might go home with your very own Long List!!!!


alibobbles said...

would love to see more of the hungry caterpillar quilt, is it from a caterpillar fabric? it's beautiful. such a clever group of quilters, thanks for sharing their work.

Maggi said...

That fabric was well worth cutting into, it makes superb centre squares. Love the hungry caterpillar.