Tuesday 24 June 2014

Stitching News

Monday Sheila sandwiched her lovely Lone Star quilt, it's going to be king size... Sheila opted to sandwich the top in three parts... to be quilted and joined together afterwards. As she spent her Monday class quilting one of the pieces Sheila continually declared "Thank goodness I decided to do this in bits!" 
Just Edna came to play. She started making the first few of her Log Cabin blocks using a Jelly Roll, two actually, Little Black Dress 2 from Moda.
She split the strips into lighter-ish and darker-ish piles, some could be in either pile so she can swap them as needed. Edna needs about 200 blocks... I jest, but the plan is to make another HUGE quilt... go Edna!
Coincidently, Lady Judith isalso making a Little Black Dress 2 Jelly Roll quilt.
This design is from the book 'Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts', lots of other lovely patterns in it too. Judith had all of the blocks finished so we got to stitch them into rows... looking good!
PM Pam  finished and added the last strip to her quilt top.
She fussy cut owls for the cornerstones, framed them with that delicious blue, got the borders on and was able to declare that it was sandwich time! Pam's going to piece the backing from her left over fabrics first though.
Christabelle finished her beautiful little Hexagons... see how she chose to fussy cut that lovely butterfly fabric, it looks like lace and is one from our Art Gallery selection. This lovely work will be made into a round cushion but we decided it should stay square until the very last minute to keep it stable.

Christabelle made this fabulous re-cycled bag from her daughters favourite, old jeans... the jeans circle method is fun to do. The back pockets have been used inside the bag and, as you probably guessed, that's the waistband used for the bag top... I am chuckling right now thinking I could make a huge tote bag with my waistband!!! ha ha ha ha ha.... Toot toot toot Christabelle
One more fabulous and finished fanfare for
PM Pam made this lovely cushion cover... lick-ety-split... just to fill in time... the block is Card Trick which is one of My Mum Gwynneth's favourite blocks

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