Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Stitching News

Judy came to make her quilt sandwich. We discussed lots of possibilities for her quilting, even the idea of Big Stitch with Presencia Perle Cotton, my favourite method for hand quilting. The pattern is the Gypsy Wife from Jen Kingwell.

Sue made her quilt sandwich too. There's a baby coming soon so she wanted a quick finish. By buying a panel she cut out all of the piecing time and moves strait to the quilting bit. Fun. 

Angela (yes there is another one!) came to the Bunting Cushion workshop last weekend. She's done her homework... which was to finish the applique stitching and to sew the binding on. It's time for a toot toot toot fanfare for a fabulous and finished project.

Kate collected her beautiful and huge quilt from the long Arm Lady, Amanda. She made three miles of binding and got it all stitched on but set aside the job of hand stitching for now. 

Norma is making cushions ready for gifting during Sewing Prevention Season which approaching far too quickly!!  She really enjoyed making the Railfence blocks. Each cushion will be different.

Just Edna wanted to use her leftover curtain fabric to make co-ordinating sofa cushions and, luckily, I had just the right fabric for backs. The covered zipped backings look great don't they

Susan is using this Tilda pattern to make a very special, gifting quilt. We laid the little diamond blocks out to decide placement then Susan cracked on with the block trimming, lots of block trimming!

Louise Merlot is super chuffed with her Unicorn block. She decided to use beautiful, brightly coloured Batik fabric for the Unicorn's magical mane. Louise will make more Unicorns and they will be made into a quilt.

Our Carol also chose to use a beautiful Batik for her Unicorn... using the rich, dark blue for the background makes the bright colours 'pop'. This block will be finished as a large cushion.

Rose is very happy with how her top turned out. She didn't want to stick to the pattern's instructions so had to make another plan. There had been much pondering and playing with colour and fabrics... a huge success I think you will agree.

Queenie played with my fabulous selection of Beautiful Batiks deciding on her borders. She started with purple-y colours then decided on neutral... with a tiny pop of green measuring only a quarter inch! Perfect me thinks.

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