Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Uttoxeter Quilt Class

Lizzy finished quilting both halves of her double bed sized Churndash quilt so it was time to get them joined together. We calculated how much to trim from the wadding to end up with it perfectly 'butted up'... Lizzy pinned the two halves in place taking great care to match up the design lines... Yes, it is a little fiddly but worth the effort to have smaller things to actually quilt... and, like everything else, the more you do it the easier it gets.

Giggly Gillian decided to add sashing to her small flock of sheep, she wanted to "brighten it up a bit"... her exact words! She fussy cut little corner stones from her chosen border fabric so that each one will have a cute little flower in the centre.
Lovely Lyn had a flick through a few of my books and decided to make a chicken appliqué, this is a Gwen Marston book, click here for details After a little rummage through my Big Shiny White Van Shop (no room for Table Top Shop at Uttoxeter) for the right fabrics she made a start.  Lyn used Sticky Stuff, Heat & Bond light this time as she hadn't enjoyed using Light Steam-a-Seam 2... we're all allowed to have different likes and dislikes though...

Marisabel added the final borders to her Split-4 Patch quilt so she should be ready to make a sandwich next time we meet... which will be on
Tuesday13th March in
Angie's Patchwork & Quilting Shop Classroom... Did I mention that my very own quilt shop has it's very own classroom area???


Annabelle said...

One day I hope to visit your very own shop - maybe even the classroom. xx

Babs Banter/QUILTECH said...

Angie, At Last. Have tamed The Beast. Now like it very much and after some practice will be quilting all my UFO's on it. Practising on calico at moment - mindless feathers.
Thanks for all your suggestions which were extremely helpful and allowed me to manage the machine.
kind regards, Babs xx