|Lets start with a toot toot toot fanfare for this absolutely fab-u-lous and finished 24" cushion made by Chrystal... The extremely popular Pineapple Blossom design in wonderful bright and burnt oranges... wait for the back...|
Monday, 16 October 2017
Sunday, 15 October 2017
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
|Heather finished two wonderful cushions|
They are her own design, influenced by wall paper
They've been made for gifting
|This is the fabulous quilting design for the cushion backs|
|Look at the clock...it says almost 2pm. One half of Carol's 'On-Point' Kaleidoscope quilt.. looking wonderful. The other ladies thought she had lost the plot in making a triangular quilt top, ha ha ha|
|Gail is making a giant Crown Of Thorns block for the centre of her quilt backing... yes, the back! More goosebumps for me... I love this idea and I have to say... so does Gail.|
You already know we love to make a fabulous quilt backing don't you.
It can be tricky to decide what to do with some of the panels that the fabric companies produce... Often they are printed the wrong way, in the wrong direction for us to simply quilt them. They may be long and thin and so need 'tweaking'. Often the printing doesn't give enough space between pictures for us to cut the panels up with a seam allowance, and a lot... and I really do mean a LOT of panels are just plain and simply wonk-illy printed!
Many panels are purchased and placed in a drawer waiting for a good idea... We can love them... but we don't always know what to do with them....
Do you find that?
Fran Cupcake had an idea...
|Tadaaaaah... Fran's Santa Panel transformed!|
Isn't it wonderful?
Santa really looks like he is peeking through the window.
|Loopy Lynn started this off by actually using her Santa Panel...|
As opposed to storing the panel for years, as we can often do!
She added splendid borders to make a lap size quilt...
Sunday, 8 October 2017
What is a Sandwich Saturday?
It's a day when we can push the tables together in the classroom so that you can pin (sandwich) the 3 layers of your quilt, no matter how large or small it is, without having to crawl around on the floor and without having to spoil your best dining table with pin and tape marks!
We book sessions in 1 hour slots, between 10am - 2pm, booking is always required... you can book more than one slot and some customers do just that.
You can also use the tables to lay out the blocks you've made to decide on settings, or to see how many more blocks you need or... even better... to help you choose fabrics!
Each sandwich will need wadding and we are very happy to supply you with a freshly cut piece from selection of wadding rolls, so there are no tricky fold marks to oooch out... more wonderful customer service!
I hope you have taken note that my shop will be closed on Friday 20th October and Saturday 21st October. It's for a family wedding and a sewing retreat... It's going to be a busy weekend.
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
|This is the fabulous back made using the left over strips and the Bonus HST's (Half Square Triangle) perfectly co-ordinated and beautifully quilted... there's a zip under that quilted flap too. It's fabulous and finished ! toot toot toot Queenie!|
|These are the tiny little Paper Pieced Log Cabin blocks that Rose was busy making before she set them to one side to she play with zippy pouches and scraps of fabric... she will get back to them soon.|
|PM Pam purchased this PDF pattern from The Red Boot Company|
There are loads of patterns to choose from and they are all such fun.
I expect you will see a lot more of this project as Pam works through it.
Sunday, 1 October 2017
Just a quick catch up this time....
|New Sue was worrying about her cute but extremely thin looking Santa... |
It must be his pre-Mince Pie and Brandy look!
He is one block of a Festive sampler.
|Chrystal not only finished all 16 of her 6" Pineapple Blossom blocks she had them stitched together and ready for sandwich and quilting. She has a cunning plan for the Bonus HST's (Half Square Triangles.|
|All Day Di got her Flying Geese organized, eventually. There were two spare tables in the afternoon which gave Di a perfect sandwich making opportunity. Such a lovely quilt.|
|Brenda Barbara finished one cushion zip and all and almost finished another, she is a dab-hand at free-motion quilting in the lovely meandering Jig-Saw Nipple design... he he he It's one of my favourites too.|
|Taa Daa... four Pineapple Blossom Blocks stitched together with sashing and a corner stone. Loopy Lynn will turn this into a fabulous cushion... at least that was the plan last time we spoke. I'm guessing it will have covered zip in the back too.|
I think they picked up a top tip or two and had a good day all round.
These are just a few of the photos I took... every one so different.
Thank you for inviting me ladies... and thank you very much for my lunch... and the red cake!