Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Caverswall Quilt Cave
This first picture is of Joan The Shop. She is quilting a PhD that she started in 2010. Joan found it very uncomfortable pushing and pulling the quilt through the little machine hole to quilt with a walking foot so she could only do it for short sessions... she's just discovered that it's possible to stitch fairly straight lines using her darning foot, no need to turn the quilt at all... and she's on a roll... Go Joan!!!
Helen finished all the complicated stitching and fancy bits (that's a technical jargon you know) the piping etc on her second triangular corner... now it's time to start her favourite bit... cross hatch, you know the one with over 300 little ends to tie off and thread in... I'm sure she will tell us all about it!! he he he
My Mum (Gwynneth) has finished making her leaf blocks and started to add the Log Cabin style border strips, each block has three 1" strips added to only two sides and all the colours are mixed up... quite a challenge if you're not used to scrappy.
One of the great things about our Quilt Cave meetings is that if you usually tend to come on a Friday but you have some life thing in the way, you just come along and join in on a Wednesday and visa versa... that's what happened today, some Friday ladies came to play... what ever the reason, we don't like to miss our quilty, stitchy fun days... and with 2 days to choose from at Caverswall, we don't have to. Switching days is very acceptabubble!
We meet again on Friday 13th January... don't be fooling yourself that it will be quiet, some of the Wednesday ladies will be joining us because they couldn't make it today!