Thursday 25 April 2024

Stitching News

 A lovely busy day in my classroom. You won't believe the subjects that are covered during a day, it's very educational and highly amusing.  You can't beat a good giggle to lift your spirits can you.

Rose had started her new project last week. Lots and lots of cutting up of fabrics in readiness for the start of sewing this week. Those little clipper things are really good for organizing. The block is about 20" square, so not many are needed for the quilt. Which is just as well because piecing all the bits in the right order took quite a lot of brain power. Looking good though isn't it.

Gail's little Great Grand Baby safely arrived now and, luckily, The quilt had it's borders stitched on yesterday in readiness for a sandwiching session. Baby won't have to wait too long for the quilting to be done. It's a very cute quilt, you will see that soon.
We often work in what looks like chaos to the untrained eye. Little bits of fabric get spread all over any surface near by. Mostly we know exactly where every bit is, mostly. This is the spare table next to Beano's table, see what I mean... and with that skillfully co-ordinated colour of the empty Jar, not staged either.

This is the table next to Jackie's table. I think it's about 4 layers deep with finished blocks, block units,  many auditioning fabrics and tools a plenty. Jackie is working on the Jen Kingwell pattern that used to be called Gypsy Wife. I asked whether the fabric scraps had gone down in number, the answer was, NOPE!
Jean Bean had her beautiful Bunny finished by the end of the day. How splendid she is too. Co-ordinating pins are holding her in place on that shelf of beautiful green bolts. Again, pink pins are not staged, just a natural talent of Beano's.

The list of people for on our Annual Pilgrimage to the NEC, Festival Of Quilts is growing.
We're up to 26 now so if you want to book a place you might need to get a wiggle on.
This year the Cost is £36.00 and includes your entrance ticket.
First Pick up at Robin Hood Travel in Leek at 8.15am.
Main Car Park in Cheadle at 8.45am and
Uttoxeter Bus Station by about 9.10am.
Obviously we can pick up en-route in Tean High Street and Checkley Village Hall as we usually do. or 07807530441

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