Sunday, 20 November 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Jolly Jo needed to switch days to join us on a Friday, there're a few ladies who switch between the two days, it's not a problem at all. Jo's quilting her chicken quilt. All the main blocks have stabilized with 'ditch hopping'. She's using the 'hand quilting stitch' on her sewing machine (sounds a bit strange doesn't it) to quilt the detail on the chickens. There might be a bit of fancy background stitching in the yellow bits...  we'll see next time.

Brenda Barbara's had a very productive time at home. She has enough of her Courthouse Step blocks to make two Christmas tree skirts. Here we were deciding... To sash or Not to sash, quite the question. I love it all busy with no sashing and everyone, yes everyone else preferred the blocks with sashing. When a decision is difficult, we can all gather round to share opinion, hopefully to help... though it looks like I was no help at all, ha ha ha

My Mum Gwynneth was using the number 4 stitch on her Bernina to make tiny wave-y lines through the colourful stripy bits, it looks good doesn't it? She managed to almost finish all the quilting.... she gets a lot of interruptions though... she is our cashier lady, that way I get to carry on having fun helping the ladies with their projects without bothering with the important stuff, like money! want to shop at Table Top Shop??? Come on over, you will meet my Mum.

Shirley Lerly, if you remember last week she was making the Faux Piped Binding, using only one colour... it makes machine stitching the binding soooo much easier, you see, there is a 'ditch' to follow as opposed to trying to get the stitch right on the edge of the binding. Anyway, it was extremely successful and Shirley will definitely use it again. Some ladies don't like hand stitching at all and we're always looking for ways to make it a little easier.

Sheila came to play too. She's already an experienced quilter so she's not really coming to be taught... she enjoys the meeting as much as everyone else though. It's fun stitching the day away with a bunch of quilters?
A group of quilters?
A class of quilters? or maybe...
A giggle of quilters?? Yes, I like that one  
A Giggle Of Quilters, that's what we are... ha ha ha
We meet again on Wednesday 23rd and Friday 25th November, 10am - 3pm, as usual... dare I tell you that more new fabric came for Table Top Shop.... or course I dare, we love it eh!!!

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