Saturday 25 May 2013

Stitching News

Di Butterfly finished quilting her baby play mat. She used one of her decorative stitches for the borders with a most delicious variegated thread from Superior Rainbows (full range available at my very own quilt shop!) It's time to trim those crusts off and to add the binding.
Edna Too spent quite a few minutes pondering her border fabrics, it was a tricky decision . As class is held in a fabulous quilt shop, Edna was able to open out several fabrics then lay the table topper centre on top, to get a 'feel' of what it would look like... she went home with her sandwich ready to be quilted
Karen's walking foot had been delivered so she was able to get cracking with her quilting. Karen's shadow quilting the zig-zag design, as most beginners do with the Railfence design... it's easier than stitching in the ditch (better known as Ditch hopping in these here parts!) We save that skill for the inner borders.
Eileen luxuriates in her quilting classes. She was telling us what an absolute joy it is to have 4 tranquil hours away from babies! Oh yes!
She finished her Railfence Table runner centre and border fabrics have been chosen ready for the next luxurious 4 hours away from the kiddos!
Brenda Barbara popped in after a stint at work to purchase fabrics and, lucky for us, she brought  in her  Spinning quilt to show us. WOW those oriental fabrics look fabulous in this project don't they?. It's all perfectly pieced too!
DiButterfly made a quilted cafetiere jacket... how posh is that!
The coffee cup fabric was fussy cut and Diane used the alphabet on her sewing machine to label each cup of coffee... all  'furrin' to give memories of her holidays!

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