Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Uttoxeter Quilt Class

Lizzie stitched the binding onto her Pineapple Blossom quilt, this is one of my personal favourite designs from Quiltville. It looks complicated but is really very easy, Lizzie will stitch the back of the binding at home
So... she was able to move on to her next project. She dug deep into her shop/bag and pulled out these greens saying that she didn't really like them any more... so, I partnered them up with a few cream fabrics, showed Lizzie how to make an Ohio Star block... hey ho... a happy customer, she is going to make a whole quilt with green Ohio Stars now, he he he.
Giggly Gillian worked non-stop. She added the two borders to her Chunky Churndash quilt top then we 'invented' a backing. Gillian had made too many hour glass blocks so we wanted to use them up, added to this awful cat fabric ( her words, don't worry! ha ha ha) it was just about enough.....
In no time at all we had a quilt sandwich... homework for Gillian, she can quilt it on her new very own Bernina baby... with the lovely creamy walking foot. She's going to quilt with diagonal lines and then the straight lines... easy for this design.
One of the Dotty mysteries solved, remember last week she was sewing the yellow stripes? Did you guess correctly?? They were the window shutters... A cactus in a window, fabulous... this quilt will be hung for you to see at the NEC quilt show in August, one of three quilts done by Dotty.

Lizzie made this bag using my tutorial, she used smaller panel pieces, to make a smaller bag... of course it would be smaller with smaller pieces, ha ha ha. She's off to Canada next week and this is a gift for a friend there.

We will be taking a little break from our meetings for two weeks. What with holidays and Wimbledon on the TV and the Hotel double booking our room... we will meet again on Tuesday 13th July, 10am - 3pm.

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