Thursday, 20 February 2014

Stitching News

A new baby needs a new quilt. Daddy is a football fan and decided that his new baby son needs brainwashing educating about which team he will follow.
Great Grandma is very happy to help new Daddy with this...
Barbie's original design, made with New Daddy's old supporting shirt.
 New Mummy wanted an Eau De Nil theme!
Jeannette is 'thrilled to bits' with her Lone Star project.
Started on Saturday at Dotty's workshop and finished by Monday morning. She came to buy the binding fabric! No moment wasted for Jeannette
Cynthia started a new project. After mooching around the beautiful fabrics available in my very own quilt shop, she eventually settled on these two and made a test block for the Pineapple Blossom, with top tips, so it turned out perfectly.
Morning Judith finished her last few fabulous, paper pieced, boat blocks and, as you can plainly see, stitched them all together. There's a plan for the borders but we are waiting for the fabric to arrive from Moda.
Giggly Gillian's quilt is coming along a treat. Each floral block had a tiny Suffolk Puff stitched to it's centre, which looks quite lovely. Borders were stitched on, eventually measuring through the centre!! These borders will be made scalloped, I've never done that before so it will be interesting.
Rose has been enjoying making Hexagons while watching TV of an evening. She had no plan, just kept stitching and joining... so we had a little conflab to share ideas... I'm not sure there's a definite plan yet but at least Rose has a few to choose from.
PM Pam's now learned the importance of a very, very accurate 'scant quarter inch' seam. The more complex the designs the more accuracy is needed. She also learned some top tips for making tricky bits work! This Lone Star, made with beautiful Batik fabrics, could make an extremely huge cushion, Pam?
Gail was tucked into making more Jacob's Ladder blocks for the morning, in her beautiful blue fabrics. She had a friend pop into my shop to request a little girl gift quilt so, Gail dropped everything and made a start, these are the test blocks, they passed the test and more will be made, lick-etty-split!


Dottymo said...

Fantastic work ladies.

Josie said...

The football top quilt is such a great idea. I also love the stunning 'Michelle my Belle' quilt. Thanks so much for sharing.