Saturday, 3 December 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Giggly Gillian, Lyn and Marisabel all came to play, They are all Uttoxeter Tuesday ladies. Gillian's large bed quilt top was ready to be sandwiched and we really don't have space for such a large sandwich at Uttoxeter Bank House... There's loads of space and lots of tables at Caverswall Village Hall and we're always happy to please in the sandwiching department.... Bottoms up and all hands on deck for pinning.

Brenda Barbara finished adding sashing, pieced backings, purchased wadding,(Hobbs 80/20) from "Table Top Shop wadding in the van" and made two Christmas Tree Skirt sandwiches.... actually, Brenda stood chatting to me while Dotty Maureen made her first sandwich... much to our amusement!! Dotty is almost always on hand to help make sandwiches!

Late Sue continued to make Pineapple Blossom blocks with her gorgeous multi-purples and green fabric. Each block will be 9" finished. Sue's working on her accuracy... because she wants to... carefully cutting, stitching, prrrressing and measuring at every step... it's paying off too.

Kate completed the second of her 18" borders and added it to the centre with white sashing. If you remember Kate is making up this king size quilt using apartment quilting, more commonly known as Quilt-As-You-Go, though for me that means doing the quilting as you stitch the patchwork... hey ho, doesn't really matter what we call it, it just makes a large quilt more handle-abubble, and therefore, do-abubble! he he

Wendy's friend has a huge table so she needs a giant 'Quick Table Topper'... I think the centre square was 12" and the strips are 2 1/2" wide. Wendy chose to do "Quilt-As-You-Go"... you have to fiddle about to keep the runner from going wonky... not a problem normally as we can fudge it back to be straight, but with QAYG you don't have that option... Wendy's didn't need fudging... she kept it good and straight.

I have pictures of Shirley Lerly's fabulous finished gift quilts, my Chairman Challenge quilt and the SPQ prize winning wall hanging to show you, I'll save that excitement for another post though.

We meet again on Wednesday 7th December, 10am-3pm. As there's no meeting in the Quilt Cave for Friday 9th December, Wednesday will be like a party as the Friday ladies join us for their weekly fix... good job we have loads of space and tables!! I think it's quite exciting indeed as we approach the festive season...
8 New fabrics arrived for Table Top Shop, wadding on the side... fun fun fun.

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