Sunday 14 February 2016

Stitching News

PM Pam is making good progress with her Hexagon quilt.
Big Stitch quilting with Presencia Perle cotton number 8...
It's my favourite way to hand quilt... Pam's getting used to it too!

New Sue is racing on with her lovely gifting quilt.
This is the day Sue made a sandwich but she's already done more than half of the quilting... Another week has actually passed since this picture was taken, so... I bet we will be needing our fanfare trumpets very soon.

Our Jean Bean sandwiched last week too.... and she has been stitching, we all saw it!!! I happen to know that this fabulous gifting project is all quilted and has had the binding stitched on... just a few hand stitched inches to go.

Here we were helping New Sue decide on the quilting designs for the borders on this Jen Kingwell Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt... we helped a lot ... we think!!!
Binding has been chosen too.

Just Jan was adding the sashing strips with corner stones to her diagonally set rows. Can you just make out the red flange detail on the block centres? Sometimes tiny can pack a punch!! it does here.

Just Edna's Gypsy Wife sections are almost done.
She spent the day stripping!! very soon there will be enough sections completed
 and the quilt will come to life!! Very exciting.

Monday Sheila decided to 'have a go at doing it properly'. She does this from time to time!!! ha ha ha... in between making thousands of items for her Charity sale tables... Sheila chose fabulous colours and fabrics for this table topper... don't you agree?

Brenda Barbara spied opportunity to make her quilt sandwich and, licketty-split, it was done. She was able to start quilting on the very same day... so she did!

Margaret is ready for us to raise our polished trumpets... Toot toot toot fanfares are needed for this fabulous and finished quilt... Dinosaurs and beautiful Batik.. a perfect pairing. Margaret's grandson was ever so happy with his new quilt.

Beginners continue to come along to my very own shop to have a dabble... usually with the idea of joining the wonderful quilting world. 

Each person chooses such different fabric... we love watching them... from the fabric and thread selecting process right the way along to them making finished beginner projects... which at the moment, are cushions... with zips, very easily installed in the backing.

1 comment:

Maggi said...

Lovely selection and I guess we'll never be short of new quilters with you around to seduce them.