Wednesday 6 August 2014

Stitching News

After adding the last red border on this super skeleton, PM Pam couldn't decide what to do next. She knew she wanted it to be larger but rather than make a hasty decision, she put it to one side. On a recent road trip, she popped into another quilt shop... and there found the perfect solution, spider webs!
PM Pam finished her bag during class and found a perfect button in my fabulous, though small, collection of buttons, so... toot toot toot for a fabulous and finished tote bag. It's a Lazy Girl Miranda Bag an excellent pattern with really good 'How To' pictures to follow
Jeannette Dilly's fabulous and finished 3D Folded cushions, she's making quite a few now other people saw the one she made at the recent workshop.
toot toot toot is well deserved. See how Dilly used a fancy stitch on the edges? A rather smart idea that tied the two cushions together beautifully
While showing off her cushions during her early morning visit, Dilly purchased a few small bits of fabric... the fabrics you see here in fact. Dilly popped back around 3pm to show us what she had done with the fabrics and purchased more of the luscious fabrics to make more blocks... speedy sewer or what!
Sheila popped in to let us have one last look at her brilliant Banner.
It's fabulous and finished so... toot toot toot for that Sheila. The banner is going to it's new home this weekend and Sheila says she's not taking any more orders... but she said that after the last one! ha
We have a new quilter, Fruity Rose. Once she mastered the skill of rotary cutting... because it is one of our wonderful skills, she got to sew her strip sets together, perfectly press them and to then cut them up again... it does sound funny when you put it like that.. but it's exactly what we do, isn't it?
These are some of the Nancy Halvorsen fabrics that came last week. I started cutting 6" squares so I could sew them together to make a small and simple quilt... this is as far as I got, there's very little time for stitching with all the wonderful work being done in class... there must be an easier way?
 Mother... are you busy?

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