As promised, here's the information about November's SPQ meeting.
Crazy Mary from Tamworth is coming to talk about her work.
She is a qualified teacher of textile arts and crafts
The meeting is on November 3rd at Walton Community Centre in Stone.
Doors open at 6:45 with the meeting starting at 7.15pm-ish
I hope to see you there...
You won't be missing me, I hope, I volunteered for everything!!!
I will be supplying the milk and stuff for your cuppa and probably serving drinks too...
I was the only one who volunteered for this easy task.
I eventually did recruit a helper in Jenny though.
I will be Chairing the meeting.
Again, I was the only one who volunteered.
Our Chair needs a 'wingman' as she has to (yes has to) go on holiday! ha ha ha... I do hope someone else will volunteer for this job for future meetings.
I will be taking the details of all the wonderful people who offered to do a shift or two as a Quilt Angel next April... though I am not quite sure that I did volunteer for that job!
Now, thank goodness, Margaret says she will help me with that job... phew!
I am sure others would love to volunteer to help... they just must have forgotten to mention it.
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Thursday, 27 October 2016
|Gail is making good progress with her festive stocking.|
All the bits are stuck in place and blanket stitching is coming along nicely
There's a huge possibility there'll be tooting before Sewing prevention season.
|Toot toot toot... A fanfare for a fabulous and finished quilt made by PM Pam... the one she says is "Not bad for a quickie" It's for a girly girl so the fabrics are perfect. not too flowery, not too pink, but quite girly indeed.|
|I like to show the back when the quilting shows up so well, see Pam used up all the little bits to add that very handy strip... the back is very girly and very pink! ha ha ha|
|Keep your trumpets aloft... This is Gails fabulous and finished gifting quilt, my goodness we are having a good run on the baby theme... toot toot toot Gail, perfectly pieced and...|
|here's the back so we can see the fabulous quilting Gail stitched...|
It's like a double sided play mat style quilt. I love it!
|It's half term for the schools so we had a few spare tables... |
spying the opportunity, Rose was able to sandwich two projects
This lovely cottage-y coloured one and ...
|Would you believe it... another baby is coming and it too will need a quilt ... |
Rose has to make this one a bit Lick-etty-split and no doubt she'll be quilting up a storm over the weekend.
I might have to think of a cunning plan to make shelf space... hmmmm let me think about that for a while... before I make any rash decisions!
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
|Wow... PM Pam's fabulous quilt top!|
Borders with mitred corners...
All made in beautiful Batik fabrics
Orange chair bomb!
|New Sue's Autumnal table runner|
Beautiful rich Batik fabrics
Quilting finished, threads to tie, crusts to trim then binding
|"Not bad for a quickie..."|
That's what PM Pam said as she declared the lovely quilt top finished
It's now ready to be sandwiched.
|Gail's Christmas stocking... |
Blanket stitch, don't you love it!
Looks pretty promising, this will be finished in good time.
|New Sue's tricky project|
She loves a challenge!
|Princess Jackie spent her day quilting...|
The most colourful Cockerels in the world!!
Sunday, 16 October 2016
|Jeannette Dilly started one of her Christmas Stockings... she says she needs 5 made before Sewing Prevention season... Knowing Jeannette, as we do... none of us are concerned at all about any time issues, what do you think... one a week? ha ha ha|
|New Sue must be feeling seasonal... this lovely table runner is perfect in rich Batik fabric using amazing Autumnal colours... I'm not sure it's long enough yet... Sue has played jiggery-Pokery with the pattern to get to the exact size she requires.|
|Rose is on a project roll.... I barely remember her starting this project and here it is, a finished quilt top all ready to be sandwiched... The pretty pastels are mostly Tilda fabrics, ooooooh Tilda! he he he|
Next weekend we have a Sandwich Saturday so, if you need to use my tables, just ring up and book your slot.
Friday, 14 October 2016
|Annbacan is making a floor play mat to match the cute cube I posted about... she's mostly having fun making it but that awful, lofty polyester wadding is being very tricky... I told her it would be!!|
|New Sue wanted us to see her Christmas Sampler progress|
Such a lovely project, it's been tricky finding the perfect fabrics to get these perfect results though.
|Carol's book progress.. A Kid's Quilts pattern... just lovely...|
as I write for you, this book is actually finished
Carol is half way through another book...
|Krafty Karen finished the main part of her Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt top... you can't go wrong with blue and white can you... always a winner.|
|Brenda Barbara is making a twiddle quilt for Aunt Bessie... not the one who makes those delicious frozen Yorkshire puddings, but a relative who needs to twiddle with buttons. We love making these twiddle quilts!|
|Our Sheila is working on another amazing commissioned project... There's a lot of research involved and 'oldie-worldie' English language to translate, it's keeping Sheila entertained!|
|Sister Susie is quilting her baby play mat... it's a lovely combination of fabrics all carefully chosen by the mummy of the grandbaby.|
|Henry's Christmas stocking will be ready in good time for this very next Christmas... |
by hook or by crook.... "Oh Yes it will!!!" ha ha ha
|Brenda Duck was determined to get her huge Jelly Roll Race quilt quilted... the centre was finished and the border design was chosen... licketty-split!|
|Farmer Lynda decided to start making a kiddy play mat type of quilt using one of our very popular packs of pre-cut 6" squares...|
|Enid is determined to perfect her Patchwork piecing. She continues making these blocks and each one is a tiny bit easier than the last... that's progress.|
|Margaret's current project started with that question...|
"What can I make with this fabric"
We pondered and this is the progress so far... fabulous!
Clocking up miles and keeping all those plates spinning... tricky but necessary.
71 days until this years' gifting day, with turkey and trimmings...
but only about 60 days until sewing prevention season ties us in knots!!!! aaaaaaghhhh
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Sunday, 9 October 2016
|Here's the back..., we do love to see the back of quilts don't we?|
See the fabulous quilting Rose stitched, including her favourite Free-Wheeling!
It's a great quilt... go on... toot toot toot all over again!
|Jeannette also finished her grandbaby's quilted-playmat This was a fun one to do, Jeannette enjoyed all the fussy cutting... it kept her good all day!!|
Toot toot toot Dilly, another fabulous finish
|Princess Jackie had an easy thing to make... A simple cushion with lovely fairy fabric... no prize winning applique required! It is still a fabulous and finished project though so... a toot toot toot fanfare is in order|
|Farmer Lynda finished her fabulous farmer inspired cushion... who would have thought that someone else's left over curtain fabric scraps could make something so lovely... we all know now though, toot toot toot Lynda... I love it.|