Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Monday Classroom

A big Toot, toot, toot... The Kenwood Food Mixer cover is finished and ready to make Cynthia's kitchen look rather stunning... very easy to make really, it's just an upside-down bag. Cynthia was a little worried about the 'Y' seams needed to get the parts all stitched together... she worried for nothing as it was super easy. She's thrilled to bits with it and moved quickly on to purchase fabrics for a 10-Minute block quilt.
 Jean Bean has continued to improve her free motion quilting skills. She's mastered the 'pebble' design very well (I think it's a tricky design too) By the end of the day Jean was drawing butterflies and flowers, hearts and loopy-loops and and and... she's filled this side of her Mat and Ruler Bag panel and almost filled the other side with a larger design... quite arty farty!
Morning Judith chose fabrics for her next project, cut out all the pieces for 12 x 8" blocks and set to with chain piecing them. She had about 6 blocks finished by the end of her day and the others were well on their way to completion... yes, I said 'day', she treated herself to the afternoon session too! Judith brought in her latest finish to show us before she gifted it... I'll show you in the next post...
 Penelope Baskerville  stitched on her pre-prepared binding, had a lesson in turning corners and how to join the ends perfectly. All this followed by hand stitching the binding to the other side, she sews really quickly and almost got round the whole quilt before home time... She's going to start a Mat and Ruler bag next time.
PM Pam also treated herself to a whole day of stitchy fun... She made a sunshine sandwich good and early.. doesn't that bright yellow sashing just light up the quilt? Love it! Pam's shadowing the blocks by stitching 1/4" either side of the sashing then she'll go into each block to stitch her first curved quilting, very exciting eh!

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