Thursday, 1 December 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Wendy started this quilt at our last meeting. She had a specialist ruler, beautiful fabrics, a pattern and a vision. Perfect recipe? Yes, of course... throw in a dash of expert advise about "Y" seams, a few top tips involving drawing lines, prrrrrressing and bias cuts (Toot Toot Toot) and Voilà... a perfectly flat, quite complex, rather stunning table centre finished off with lovely quilting and, our very favourite, Faux Piped Binding.
Gail finished the last bit of quilting by 'ditch hopping' on both sides of the cream inner border then adding two lines to the outer border using the guide on the walking foot. She trimmed all the edges perfectly and made her binding... traditional binding, so she has some hand stitching homework which is not a problem at all. She went home with her head whizzing with ideas for quilt number 2.
Here's a shot of Joan The Shop's work table... busy, busy, busy. She has piles of Quick Table Toppers and even bigger piles of matching place mats. They're all very quick and easy to make... until it comes to the binding. Joan wants each one to have the Faux Piped Binding, which is super easy but boy that's a lot of corners to turn and so many very Brilliant Binding joins to perform. One thing's for sure... she will be a master at binding after all this practicing!
Chris The Foot played with her Bernina Baby's BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator) all, all, all day. She's quilting round the detail on her bird picture fabric. It's making the picture pop out in all the right places. She completed the quilting but had left all the ends to tie off later.. whilst babysitting, great idea, I wonder whether she'll have "Pop & Crisps" too, I remember babysitting and they almost always left goodies for me! ha ha ha!
Irene finished adding the sashing to her Poinsettia blocks. This is now a table runner, rather stunning it is too. As you can see, she made a sandwich and worked on the quilting. It's a great, and easy, appliqué design and Irene has ideas for other flowers, Sunflowers in fact... same shape, different colours, fabulous!

Jolly Jo had finished the Drunkards path quilt at home so her first job of the day was to make a sandwich. Jo practised her free motion quilting skills on a sample piece, she practised a lot actually, once you get started doodling and meandering with free motion... the clock races forward... have you noticed that too? She did have time to make a good start on her Drunkards Path quilting though, shadow quilting with the walking foot to start with... the free motion will be added later.
Krafty Karen joined us with her brightly polished, virtual TRUMPET, woooo hoooo and Toot Toot Toot? she did indeedy. This quilt looks absolutely fabulous. You need to click on it for a closer look. Karen came to Quilt Cave in June with a bag of animal prints and animal picture fabrics, mostly fat quarters, and asked what she could do with them. Of course she didn't want to cut the pictures up so, we started her off with fussy cutting, moving on to frame the blocks with whatever took Karen's fancy... you have to agree, she made a wonderful, fun filled quilt, It's destined for a very lucky young lady! Well Done Krafty Karen!!

We meet again on Friday 2nd December, tomorrow.... 10am - 3pm as usual, Yes, more new fabrics arrived for Table Top Shop... becoming a habit eh!
After that we meet on Wednesday 7th December but please please... Please remember that there's NO QUILT CAVE MEETING NEXT FRIDAY, 9TH DECEMBER.

1 comment:

Becky said...

You ALL AMAZE ME! I so enjoy catching up each week with your group(s) fun. Always gorgeous quilts to ooo and ahhhh over.