Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Uttoxeter Quilt Class

It didn't take us long to settle back to work as if we'd never been away...  all the ladies were very keen to get cracking with their projects.
I'm happy to tell you that Giggly Gillian was so thrilled with the quilting I did for her that she couldn't help herself and gave me a big hug! Fabulous reward eh... She wasted no time.. it was trimmed up, binding fabric was purchased from Table Top Shop, wadding in the van. This is a huge quilt so there was along trail of binding to be made.

Lizzy's Churndash blocks are finished so she was cutting and piecing the sashings with the blocks to make rows. The colours are beautiful, I don't think you can tell by my picture though, the background cream has a hint of pink and a hint of green, it's perfect with the batiks. Lizzy said she would like to quilt this double size quilt in two halves to make the size easier to manage, great idea.

Marisabel worked on her disappearing 4-patch blocks for most of the day. She is very keen to learn all the tricks and little fudge-inesses that help with accuracy, pointy points, perfect junctions etc... She does a good job already. Marisable has some wonderful fabric combinations in her blocks. Later she switched to her sample of Cathedral Windows for a 'How To' refresher.

Messy Maureen started a new project. She chose it from a book in which the centre was a beautiful appliquéd orchid. I was ready to teach her how to do that... oh no... no need for the applique any more, Maureen had found this oriental shiny fabric and wanted to use that instead... PMS!! We borrowed a large metal service tray from the hotel and soon had the job sorted... to make a perfect circle, you can rotary cut round a hotel tray you know! ha

We meet again next week, 17th January. 10am - 3pm as usual.

1 comment:

Maggi said...

Glad to see everyone being so productive again. The fabric that Maureen has used for the circle is gorgeous.