Wednesday 6 September 2023

Stitching News

I've lots of inspiring quilts to show you. I have even more that I would have liked to have shown you too, but there are no pictures of those, ha! I have many lovely customer making the most wonderful, and all very different, projects. They inspire each other with quilt designs, colour and fabric selection. My shop is such a happy place. Even though folk tell me there is too much choice in fabrics, impossibubble I say.

Let's start with shiny, polished trumpets. Raised good and high for Di's Fabulous and finished flower show gifting quilt. She added embellishing with embroidery and buttons and that's made all the difference. The quilt has been given to it's very lucky new owner who was quite overwhelmed, I bet she was. Toot toot toot Di, it's truly fabulous!

Norma came to make a flower quilt sandwich. She's going to quilt this one all by her very own self as it's not too large. At least she thought it was small until she sandwiched it. Too late now, it will be done! Wavy lines and zig-zags were discussed.

Our Pam is making some smaller blocks for yet another new project. Smaller blocks need smaller pieces. The smaller the pieces, the more tricky is gets to have pointy points in the right place. Accurate cutting and very accurate Seam allowance is everything. She did really well, with this second block!
Farmer Lynda has decided to add to her piecing skills too. 
She's never cut using her 60 degree lines on her long ruler before so she was chuffed to bits with her very own self when the block worked out perfectly.

Pam has been working on the squares for the back of her Quilt Retreat top each time we've had a Sunday Sewday at Checkley. There are lots of table space there so it was easier. A dry lawn is not always availabubble!

This is Pam's Garden Retreat Quit top, the backing is just the right size. Whatever get's trimmed of will be used up too. Now the back is finished there will be a sandwich made soon. It's looking great, don't you think?

Sunday 24th September is the date for your diary for our next Sunday Sewday. Let me know if you want to go won't you?

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