Saturday, 29 October 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Barbie's Pineapple Blossom quilt top is almost complete... complete as in finished and complete as in completely fabulous. All of the bonus HST's (Half Square Triangles) are going to be used in the Saw Tooth borders. It's a rather stunning quilt, don't you think? There's going to be a little 'Mathemizing' to calculate those coping strips, you know how I love 'Mathemisms'!! ha ha ha

Late Sue has been working on this project over the last few meetings. It's a Jelly Roll pattern, which means it could be done with any 2 1/2" strips really. Sue did use a Jelly Roll and, as I usually find, the Jelly Roll wasn't very accurate so there has been a lot of necessary fudging... by the time it's finished, no-one will ever know, one good thing though, Sue learned lots of helpful fudging tricks along the way.
Brenda Barbara decided to put her Jenny Rayment quilt on one side for a little while because she just realised that she's on a "Time Budget" for making Christmas projects. She wants to make two tree skirts first of all. This one will be made using Court House Step, Log Cabin blocks, 24 of each... one done, 23 to go! The great thing about Christmassy fabrics is that you can put any of them together...
and no matter how busy it looks, the project will be perfect for Christmas...
Maid Marion was worried that her fabrics were too busy when she started this Quick Table Topper... as you can see though... it's just fabulous. Marion almost finished the runner in one day. Once you know how the pattern works, it is possible to make these table toppers in only one hour, including the quilting but not including the binding.... hmmm hand stitching, that can take weeks eh! I must admit the faux piped binding is my very favourite way at the moment, all done by machine, wonderful, fast, effective... perfect! Marion is going to quilt her topper with gold metallic thread.
That's it, four ladies in total, a quiet yet highly productive day.
My Mum (Gwynneth) made a sandwich with her Wimbledon quilt, so she can count as lady number 5, ha ha ha. We meet again on Wednesday 2nd and Friday 4th November, 10am - 3pm, as usual.

1 comment:

dakotaessence said...

Angie, one way to deal with 2.5 inch strips that are not cut well is to measure 2.25 inches to the LEFT of the needle. Put some kind of magnetic seam guide, a bunch of Post It notes, thick masking tape (or whatever) at that 2.25 inch mark. Butt your strips to this guide as you sew the strip sets together. This way they always come out the correct width, no matter how wonky the cutting is. (It's kinda the opposite of trying to get a quarter inch seam allowance.)

'til later,
Jillian in North Dakota, USA