Saturday, 8 December 2012

Stitching News

Chatty Cathy has the centre of her Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope quilt finished. Now she has the borders to quilt up ready to be added, apartment style, isn't it looking fabulous...
Diane started making this Mat and Ruler Bag (tutorial on the side bar) last week. When it came to making the ruler pocket we had the rather inspired idea that she could stitch all the fancy stitches on her machine and number them... she will always have a 'real life' reference as to how the stitches will actually look.
Ann Baker decided to go 'back to basics'. When she first started to come to class, she had something she wanted to we finished it... then she moved on to make approximately 100 other quilts... I exaggerate... Ann decided to do the beginner project, Railfence design... you can learn a lot of things making this quilt.
Sheila finished her winter-y appliqué cushions and, I have to say, they look even better than the ones in the book!! Embellished with ordinary buttons clustered here and there... Toot toot toot Sheila.
Brenda Barbara is stitching against the clock... she would like to have these stockings ready for this very next one Christmas... see how she added a little piece of ribbon embellishment...

As Sheila had finished her cushions, she packed away her Juki machine and spent the last half hour hand stitching these Hexagons.. a very portable project indeed.
Sporty Sue's blocks.. are they not gorgeous??
Sue had purchased a Batik Jelly Roll from my very own quilt shop... it was a Moda one but, and I am not sure why, it measured 2  3/4" wide. The book was designed for 2 1/2" strips so, I spent an hour or so levelling the strips for her.. have you ever seen a Moda Jelly Roll with 2 3/4" wide strips.
All is turning out very well now but, what a palava doing all that trimming!

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