Saturday, 23 October 2010

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Barbie's braid borders, she couldn't wait to make them, so she did! Who says we can't start making a quilt by doing the borders first? .... "whatever makes you happy" I say.
This is the pattern for her applique centre. Barbie is going to do most of the applique by hand, we discussed adding a few embroidered flowers too, like the blue bells, I think it will be wonderful with all the textures... oooooer, I'm getting excited about this project
Dotty Maureen is improvising. Sometimes we start a quilt top and half way through have a change of plan, like the fabric choices. This pattern is Shakespeare In The Park. Dotty's borders will have a different treatment to the pattern, which is fine, it's her project so she can.
This is another of Dotty's, she never works on only one project, which would drive me nuts, but there are no rules you know. This one she has called Funky Chicken. In the middle is a 3D bed that will include a detachable soft toy chicken.... all very intricate and fiddly.
Brenda Barbara made sandwiches with her two Advent Calendars, then had to decide how to quilt them.... free motion? or walking foot?.. dilemma!
She practiced free motion first on a Bernina Aurora 440 QE. Brenda did so well that she is going to use it on her tree borders, swirly whirly patterns. The actual trees will get the walking foot treatment, very smooth.
This is the photo "plan" of Lacey Anne's quilt.. a floor in a hallway... I showed you before, lovely....
She has all the blocks made for her quilt and was able to piece them together... I think it is just BRILLIANT! I should mention that Lacey Anne has only been dabbling in patchwork for about two months, WOW eh!
Deciding on the borders.... we auditioned many different combinations. Fabric quantities were a bit restricting, but this looks just the ticket, don't you think?

We meet again in Caverswall Village Hall, next Wednesday, 27th & Friday 29th, 10am - 3pm.
I'll continue the demo on Quilt As You Go.... Apartment quilting this time though.... wider sashings and bigger blocks.

1 comment:

Tracey said...

The shakespeare pattern is wonderful, and so are the others too,