Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Uttoxeter Quilt Class

Lovely Lyn has been quilting with her darning foot, free motion quilting. I hope you can see the square zig-zagging that suggests fencing in the fields, it's really effective.. done with free motion! I tried to catch the light well to highlight the stitching for you (with me being a numpty at photoshooting it probably hasn't worked) the border design looks fabulous. I drew a few of the curvy lines with the Sewline Air Erasabubble pen, just to give Lyn the general idea... she followed the lines and when those lines ran out, she continued free-motion-ing beautifully! This play mat's all trimmed up and the binding could very well be on by now.
"Here a sheep, there a sheep, every where a sheep sheep".... Giggly Gillian finished apppliqueing her big sheep, the ones like Lyn's, and has carried on to add the little cute lambs, butterflies and flowers... as you see here. Gillian had a 'play school' day... cutting and sticking, he he... She did do some sewing, but not until after lunch, these are the four corner meadow blocks.

Hilary is our new lady... I think she enjoyed her first day, she's coming back next time! She chose fabrics to make her Rail Fence Table Runner guided by the colour scheme in her dining room, a great idea. She soon got the hang of rotary cutting and she already sews lovely straight lines, which can only help with the accuracy eh... by the end of the day Hilary had a few blocks ready and was able to stitch them together, she was happy to have homework too!

Marisabel's quilt top was ready to be sandwiched. She had placed the quilt top on the bed it will be used on and decided she would like it to be a little longer and only slightly wider, a great time to use 'Piano Keys', they will run 'long-ways' on the sides to add only 2" and soldier style for the top and bottom adding 4", which is 8" on the length in total. All this will be just perfect with a finishing border in a scrumptious blue... did you keep up?... I can show you next time...

Messy Maureen is finally coming to the end of these blue fabrics, the ones you see here used as the background, I bet she's pleased about that as she has used them in every project over the last year or so. It was all in with a box of unwanted fabrics she acquired and the blues seem to have been reproducing, each time we think it's finished we find another piece! Maureen made a sandwich and started the quilting... on her freshly PAT tested machine!

We will meet again at The Bank House Hotel in Uttoxeter on Tuesday 28th February. We have to miss a week because I will be cleaning in my new shop! The wood man will be coming, the fire extinguisher guy, the tables should be delivered... how exciting eh!


My Life In Quilts said...

Everyone's projects look great! I love the sheep, and the beautiful turquoise silky fabric the best!

Annabelle said...

Each time I see the sheep I am in awe of them - they are simply sensational. xx