Saturday, 27 November 2010

Caverswall Quilt Cave

My Mum (Gwynneth) worked on her twelve Turkey Track blocks. She had cut out most of the bits at home so it was just stitchy fun all day... They'll be turned into a lap sized quilt which will be gifted.
Maid Marian has finished her free motion quilting now. The rest of the quilting will be done with the walking foot. Stabilizing lines were done first, now Marian is stitching two rectangles in each black bit, which is a little more fiddly as the quilt needs to be turned.

Barbie's wall hanging is taking good shape now. This is how it looked at the end of the day. The blue threads will be used to embroider bluebells as the bits are tiny, all the different textures will be lovely.
My Mum (Gwynneth) has her next project lined up, Card Trick blocks. She has admired these blocks for a long time so, having purchased the fabrics, she's quite excited to start making them. All colours were auditioned as the background fabrics, this one showed off the design really well... do you agree?
Messy Maureen came to play. She's making two new cushion covers. She was very happy to get both of the tops completed, the triangles you see here were added to each block side so they'll sit on point for the cushions.
Brenda/Barbara continued to work on her seat covers. She made all the tie straps as they will be stitched into each one before the quilting, she also decided to add an extra layer of wadding to each piece, to make them more spongy/comfy for bottoms.

Maid Marian brought in these lovely Christmas trees to show to us. She says the method is a bit like Jennie Rayment fabric folding and they are very easy to make! ... not sure I believe that though.
We meet again on Wednesday, 1st of December 10am - 3pm. Table Top Shop, Wadding on the side, will be open to all as will Kettle Corner ... which is kept very busy in this rather cold/freezing snap we are having at the moment... Even with the heating on full blast all day it's still a little chilly, so wrap up ladies, lots of thin layers... that's the ticket!

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