Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Uttoxeter Quilt Class

A selection of our most popular project... The Quick Table Topper.
It's extremely easy... well, once you've made the first one it's easy... everyone seems to get a little unnecessarily confused with one part of the process. Once the pattern is understood... then it's very easy. Almost everyone goes on to make at least one more, most make several. They give instant satisfaction, fast and fun project, great for giving as gifts... there'll surely be more to come.
Marisabel made a sandwich and started quilting her Christmas Wreath wall hanging, another of our popular small projects. Not as easy and fast to make as the table topper but nothing too complicated either. There's a bit of fiddly marking and cutting with scissors but the sewing is easy enough. Simple quilting is enough as the basic pattern does it all. This quilt of Marisabel's will be finished with the faux piped binding we are all loving since I found it here.
Giggly Gillian's quilt centre is complete... she's adding the border strips... 1/2" of dark brown followed by a 3" of a heavier, sumptuous, turquoise and chocolate pattern. Next Gillian will add a 6" border of piano keys using all the fabrics that were used in the quilt centre. It's getting bigger by the week.
Lizzy finished her Table Toper patchwork,  sandwiched and quilted it and made the binding and stitched it on... so fast that she actually cut out all the fabrics ready to make a second one.... I told you, the ladies are loving these fast finishers!!! ha ha ha... It's great to see less traditional Christmas colours don't ya think?.. winter colours look fab too... and then there's the 'not Christmassy at all' ones....
Messy Maureen, if you remember, brought in some curtain material ages ago. We had made up a quilt from it and a few weeks ago Maureen brought in the left overs... very few and funny shapes. She wanted to make the table runner.... it turned out great... each strip varies a little in width, the little squares following through the centre are all different colours too.... Messy Maureen loves the more liberated approach... she's fun to work with you know... anything goes!
Lovely Lyn doesn't want to start another big quilt until after the festive season. She wants table mats (Joan The Shop, look what you started with your fancy dinner sets!) she wants chair backs, she wants more extravagant table runners... so, starting with black and white she's going to make sampler blocks so each table mat will be a different design made using the same fabrics... well, that's where we started, lets see where we go next time...
We meet again on Tuesday22nd, that's next week. 10am -3pm, as usual.

1 comment:

Maggi said...

Lovely table toppers and I do like the black and white block.