Saturday, 23 April 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Barbie had been given a new sewing machine, new to her obviously, I don't think anyone gives away truly 'New' sewing machines, do they? This caused a slight difference in Barbie's block sizes, the centre Log Cabin blocks were smaller than the Sawtooth border blocks. This could have been a disaster if someone hadn't invented the "coping strip"... once calculated and stitched into place, everything fitted perfectly.
Dotty has also used a few coping strips, each added pieced border has needed one, they are easy to work out, once you get your head around the math... Dotty is working on a 23" wide pieced border next, setting triangles and all...
Gilly was able to see the fruits of her work... she had stitched all the diagonal lines, trimmed up all the snowball blocks and not even laid out the blocks for a sneak preview... until I go there, I couldn't wait much longer... these are all laid out and it looks wonderful... imagine when they are all sewn up how fab it will be, next time Gilly??? ha ha ha

Messy Maureen came to play, she bought Giggly Gillian with her too. This is the start of Maureen's sashing strips, they all have little triangles stitched to them, once all the bits are stitched together, there will be stars on every junction, you can see the idea if you click on the picture to make it bigger... clever eh!
On Tuesday next week we have a meeting at the Bank House Hotel in Uttoxeter 10am - 3pm so we might see Gillians latest, wonderful project then. Brenda Barbara was working on a secret project so you don't get to see that unless you come to the hall, it's lovely... and I forgot to get a picture of Jenny's leaves... even though she rushed to finish one especially for my blog... sorry Jenny.
Please remember that we will be meeting ONLY on Wednesday 27th April, next week and NOT on Friday 29th

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