We had a wonderful day, none of us were ready to go home when we had to. This Patchwork Party had room and tables for twenty stitchers... and twenty came along. The next two, April and June, are fully booked but you can join on the reserve list if you want to. It's not a class, so you would need to be an independant stitcher... it's a day of uninterrupted stitching time, that's uninterrupted except to drink tea and coffee and eat posh biscuits, chat, sherry, lunch, cake..., laugh... always laughter!
Here are some pictures of the projects being worked on during our February Sewing Sunday Patchwork Party...
but I have a cunning plan...
Have you considered hiring your local village hall and inviting people to stitch with you... That's all I did and look what happened.
You don't have to provide lunch as we quilters love to travel with a packed lunch.
It's a wonderful way to spend a day... and that rhymes!
Sunday, 26 February 2017
|Brenda Duck had finished stitching her backing together and, as most ladies played safe and chose to stay home while Doris passed through, there was space enough to make a quick sandwich. Brenda is going to quilt with diagonal lines... in my quirky way... I will show you once shes done.|
|Monday Sheila made a quilt sandwich with her Hidden Wells quilt. This will take pride of place on Sheila's sofa... once she has quilted it of course. She chose a fabulous variegated thread which will be used on the bobbin as well... smart!|
|Spying opportunity to lay out blocks, Annbacan also chose her backing and sashing fabrics ... I think it's safe to say that all the ladies got a little excited about finishing the project... Sheila too but I missed the opportunity to snap a picture|
Today is Sunday Sewing- Patchwork Party Day...
20 ladies are joining me this time...
Who would have thought that so many would want to spend a day with me in a village hall with other like minded people... laughing and chatting and stitching and snipping?
And I had a waiting list of people that we just couldn't fit in!!!...
Yeeeha... I better go get my stuff ready!
Mug?... yes, I need to remember to pack my mug! ha ha ha
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
|New Sue held up this fabulous quilt top and we all thought it was finished... but no... there were vines and leaves and little flowers to be added to the borders.... it was all done by the end of the day and boy did it look great.|
|Rose's Hare quilt is also coming along and nearing completion. Another absolutely beautiful top with rich batik beauties, not all from my very own shop but lots are. All appliqued with King Tut variegated thread, Rose's favourite!|
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
|PM Pam finished her gifting quilt for the little tiddler belonging to the Ashbourne footballing family, I bet they will love this play mat style and size of quilt. Little footballs quilted in the green football print fabric, goalpost netting represented in the black strips... it has it all..|
|And Pam appliqued "Up'ard" so there's no mistaking this family for "Down'ards"!!! he he he.. An absolutely fabulous finish with such a fun story... Toot toot toot Pam.|
|Janet is a new addition to our quilting family... This is one side of her beginner cushion, beautifully quilted on her very own and brand new Juki|
|And this is the back with a zip installed with my super easy method... under that there flap. Brilliant... toot toot toot Janet for your fabulous and finished project.|
|Just Edna continued with her Double Wedding Ring arcs... she has the system well sorted now. The Add-A-Quarter Ruler is a brilliant tool... especially when you stick it to a piece of cardboard... Do you know about that method? We love it.|
|PM Pam wanted to start something new... But What? hmmmm|
Spring is just around the corner and quite a few projects are flower based in my classroom at the moment... Pam joined the Spring-iness and started these fabulous flower applique blocks
|I told you... Spring-iness is in the air!|
I posted this pattern on my Facebook page very recently... The Tuesday ladies decided to make it as a group project but New Sue got all excited and made a speedy start on it... all the Half Square Triangles are made and these appliques are well on the way.... isn't it wonderful to feel so excited about a project!
Sunday, 12 February 2017
|Toot toot toot time... Rose has two fabulous finishes to share with you. Made for gifting to a very special new home owner, these lovely large cushions will be loved and make any house feel very home-y|
|Those hearts say it all don't they? Two very different cushions made with luscious reds and lovely Linen... Perfect, fabulous and finished... with covered zips on the backs! toot toot toot Rose.|
|Sporty Sue is also making a very large cushion. Making 16, six inch finished Pineapple Blossom blocks gives a fabulous 24" square cushion... scrummy! Sue got a secondary pattern of linked chains.. can you see that? Or is it just me?|
|All Day Di made this Quick Table Topper for a little 'light relief'|
Her calendar Mini quilts are almost finished so she wanted a 'quickie' to run up during her class... and this is most definitely a Quickie!
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
|Lady Judith is making six inch Pineapple Blossom blocks. She needs 16 in total to make the 24" cushion... the one that is displayed in my very own shop... Judith is using this absolutely beautiful Poppy fabric... new in my shop... it's from Moda|
Monday, 6 February 2017
|Farmer Lynda is making a large Quick Table Topper. When it came to the edge trimming she was amazed with her very own self... all the edges were straight... Of course we knew they would be. She spent the rest of the class quilting this.|
|See now...Two weeks later and Brenda Duck is making great progress|
You know how to eat an elephant don't you?
One bite at a time!!