Sunday, 11 March 2012

Caverswall Quilt Cave

What a contrast, after weeks of being full to bursting, we had a tranquil and very productive stitchy Friday... tables galore! Helen made good use of them too... her commission quilt centre is finished, so with the border blocks almost done, Helen was able to spread out and take stock. By the end of the day she had all 4 corner blocks and all the Sawtooth blocks finished.
Brenda Barbara returned to this appliqué project, it's a farm scene that's going to have several animals soon enough, it had been put to one side so Brenda could make other things. She had intended to use invisible machine appliqué since she attended the Dawn Cameron Dick workshop last October, but that was getting rather fiddly. Turning edges under on the tiny little tractor windows is very fiddly indeed, so Brenda decided to practice PMS (Pleasing My Self) and stitched with a more rustic approach, can you see?... I love it, does it get any more rustic than a farm scene anyway?

New Sue finished her Teddy Quads quilt, Isn't it cute... of course, she is very pleased with the way it turned out. She free motion quilted it and used our favourite Faux Piped Binding to finish it off... The label isn't done yet as we need baby to arrive for that to be done. So... on to the next project... also for baby, this one will be  floor play mat...
... New Sue almost completed the top of it at home, it's another Jelly Roll quilt from a Jelly Roll book, she just needed to add the final border strips. At Quilt Cave Sue was working on the backing. She wanted to use a second Jelly Roll to make the quilt reversible... she decided on a sort of Chinese Coin design and carefully chose the sequence for the 6" strips and placed them in piles ready for stitching at home.
You can just see My Mum (Gwynneth) in the background, she's cutting the stiff stuff for me to make bunting with, I had this wonderful plan to have bunting around the ugly canopy on my new very own quilt shop... I didn't get it done it time... he he he

That was the last Quilt Cave Friday meeting... we reminisced about how it all got started, take a look here at our very first Friday

1 comment:

Annabelle said...

Oh what a sad end of an era - but a bunting good start to a new one. Did you see the easy as pie bunting I posted last week? Took no time at all. Is the shop open yet - photos would be lovely. Good luck with all your dreams. xx