Friday, 26 December 2014
"What would you like for your Christmas gift this year?"
You would have thought that after the carpet tile fiasco he would never resort to asking me for gift ideas, ever again... "I would like a small gift of time, please"
Fabrics were piled up everywhere, not to mention buttons, patterns, ribbons, Jelly Rolls etc
but he's OK with this picture... a little fame never hurt eh! See Henry?... he helped too... Helpful Hubby Dave doesn't half make a mess with DIY! I cleaned up in an instant though... We went home after the shelves were in place and all was ready for me to play moving fabrics...
You won't be able to find anything when you pop in next year!!
Thank you Helpful Hubby Dave.... once again I Loved receiving a gift of time.... will you ask me again next year? ha ha ha
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
It's time for me to take a break
From blogging for a while
Just to give me chance to do
A list of things, numbering twenty two, (for rhyming purposes)
Clocking up those queuing miles
With everyone else, I now have piles
Of wrapping and sorting and labels to write
The weather's predicted,
Christmas will not be white
I'm almost done with festive preparation
And I wish us all, as a fabulous nation..
A Happy Holiday and sewing vacation!!
Saturday, 20 December 2014
That's in then, The final Friday Quilt Club in My very own classroom, for 2014, has happened and it was a hoot. It's amazing, when you think about it, just how many subjects of conversation can be covered in one day and almost every one ends in fits of giggles... happy days!
A bit like forgetting really... ha ha ha
Our next Friday Quilt Club date is 9th January 2015 it sounds such a long time away doesn't it...
Friday, 19 December 2014
How very exciting... Diane finished her crash-course, Railfence table runner... well, all but the hand stitching on the binding that is... but that's a job for homework and .. why would you sit hand stitching binding...
|This is Josie's next project... A double Wedding Ring, thank goodness Jenny Barlaston was on hand to help Josie... I have never made one you see but lucky for Josie... Jenny has all the top tips.|
Thursday, 18 December 2014
|More stockings have been completed. Gail made this particular pair and she's thrilled with them... well... they are rather fabulous, and finished! Toot toot toot Gail|
|New Sue purchased this pattern on a recent trip to the USA. |
She only just came back and, Lick-etty-Split it is almost finished.
By the end of the day It had binding sewn on too.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
There are lots of secret sewing projects being finished in my very own classroom this week... some are extremely top secret so I can't show them to you
but there are still many for you to be inspired by
It's Toot Toot Toot time for Krafty Karen... she beat the ticking clock! All three of her Christmas gifting quilts are fabulous and finished in good time for wrapping up.
There was a label making session in my very own classroom this week. Karen's Juki HZL 600f has lovely alphabet fonts, so the job was easy.
Using a good quality cotton fabric she used our new iron on, tear away stabiliser... it was ever so successful and easy to use.
All of Karen's quilts were made with 7" Squares so every one is exactly the same...
Except that they are completely different at the very same time!!! ha ha ha
Karen's lucky nieces are surely going to love their new quilts... snuggling up on their sofas will forever be a lovable and luxurious thing to do.
Toot toot toot Krafty Karen... your quilts are fabulous, finished and now... famous!!! ha ha ha
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
|Just Edna hasn't quite finished piecing her blocks but wanted to make a start on joining some together and, by George she loves how it's shaping up... she soon buckled down to making more, she's feeling very inspired|
|Annbacan, as predicted, has a long list of people wanting her to make Coiled Fabric Pots for them... same with Ann's stockings...|
|These should be Ann's last few stockings... but, I'm thinking, there's time for more requests yet... but for now, they are fabulous and finished so we can toot toot toot the fanfare|
|Jeannette Dilly is making great progress with her Papa's Diggers appliqué blocks, she even joined some together... it's great fun and will make a large-ish quilt... Jeannette was very proud of her traffic lights.|
|Diane has treated her very own self to a crash course in patchwork and quilting. Three full days and homework done in between should see this brilliant beginner project finished in good time for the sewing prevention season|
Sunday, 14 December 2014
|Princess Jackie was our first booking in to make her delightful quilt sandwich|
|Followed by Fahmida's giant quilt, 2.4 metres square so it had to be sandwiched in two stages, thank goodness for our Sandwich Saturdays!!|
|Stephanie Iceland made a memory quilt sandwich it has lots of interesting photos done on the Photo Fabric... (available you know where!)|
I forgot to take a picture of Louise's sandwich, but it was fabulous too.
|Christabelle popped in to show us her finished and fabulous projects... |
this charming chicken is a weighty fellow and will be used as a door-stop in his new home
|A festive banquet will look fabulous with the new table mats Christabelle made for gifting...|
|Barbie's Chunky Churndash blocks are adding up... a way to go yet but she's on a roll!|
|Sporty Sue is quilting her super sampler... free Motion stitching in the ditch!!!|
Saturday, 13 December 2014
|Maid Marion had a private little tutorial with Jenny and made these stripy book covers, with fancy stitches to embellish them|
Friday, 12 December 2014
|Josie, not my rebel... it's a different one, almost finished her lovely Railfence table runner, I think you can just about see that there's a little more hand stitching to be done in the binding... Josie's loving Patchwork and Quilting|
|Di Butterfly finished her fabulous Christmas gifting stocking... toot toot toot |
Now she just needs to purchase a few bits and bobs to fill it with and she's all ready for sewing prevention season!
|Our Sheila has finished all of her Quilt-As-You-Go blocks so we cleared a little space and played with setting ideas... you can't really see them here because these are the backing fabrics... you'll have to stay suspence-d to see the front!|
Are you going to meet your targets for 2014's end? Guess who is miles away from hers...
Thursday, 11 December 2014
|My Mum Gwynneth finished her seasonal wall hanging... |
A wintry theme, so it can be used for a longer time.
You can almost hear those Robins singing can't you...
Toot toot toot Mum, it's a very lovely finish
|Princess Jackie finally made her peace with the Foundation Paper Piecing Daemon. |
He's well worth the battle though. just look at those long, slender pointy-points!!
Such a beautiful table topper, especially for a round table... toot toot toot Jackie
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
|Just Jan finished her huge quilt. |
The design is based on an Asian Carpet and was doodled on a scruffy piece of paper by Jan... all by her very own self! What a clever lady eh...
|Even the back is amazing... Toot toot toot Just Jan your quilt is Fabulous and Finished in good time for Christmas gifting...|
|Also fabulous and finished is this Aga door opener... |
Using a few layers of wadding and the heat resistant stuff, Insul Bright... this fiery image should stop that dear Uncle from burning his hands??...
|And if the fire appliqué doesn't drop a hint!!! ha ha ha|
Toot toot toot for Jan's small, but fabulous, finish...
Finished fanfares... because A finish, is a finish!
|Christabelle finished her bag... sort of her very own design after being inspired by a bag Longport Lynda made. Christabelle used our Thermolam wadding... it's great for making stiffer bags! Toot toot toot Christabelle|
|Just Edna made the cutest little dog... |
He looks like he's wearing his pyjamas doesn't he...
A fabulous finish for yet another toot toot toot!!