Saturday, 14 May 2011

Caverswall Quilt Cave

Dotty Maureen finished quilting her challenge quilt, the one she was working on on Wednesday, she had the last three blocks to do and once Dotty decides what she's doing, it's done! Simple as that... she then made a sandwich with her Square Dance quilt and joined the strips for the binding... all ready to be worked on while she's away in her caravan.
Helen's come back to play with us, she's all done and finished at University, we had celebratory iced donuts at lunchtime!... Helen was worried that she wouldn't remember how to use her Bernina baby as she hadn't had any tine to play with her... no problem though, they bonded well and Helen made more of these fabulous blocks...,
...she was also helping Maid Marion to get on with hers. Maid Marion started this quilt last Friday, she found it much easier having the experience of Helen at hand. Looks like Marion is hooked on this project too. The beauty of going to regular groups/classes is that we all inspire each other...

Shirley Lerly also came back to play, life's been getting in the way, as it does. No problem, Shirley came back meaning business... she added the borders to her top, joined the backing fabric, taped it down, made a sandwich and went home very happily with a huge sandwich to quilt... great progress, in the picture we are trying to decide how to quilt it.
My Mum (Gwynneth) decided she wants to perfect her piecing skills. This is a very simple project, great for going back to basics. It's often a good idea to do that, go back to your basic skills and test them out, check that your quarter inch is as accurate as you thought it was, verify that your cutting skills are spot on etc... of course this is only important if accuracy is something you really want... we don't let quilt police come to our Quilt Cave!
Taaadaaaa.... Joan The Shop finished quilting her leafy quilt, yeeeehaaa. She is only one week past the deadline but, great news for Joan, the recipients have gone on holiday, so they won't even notice, a stroke of luck eh! Joan only needs to add the binding now... it will be double sided and all done by machine. The colours are fabulous, not sure that shows up in my picture.

We meet again in Caverswall Village Hall, next Wednesday, 18th and Friday 20th May, 10am - 3pm should you wish to join us.
It seems that I never remember to mention that a full day of stitchy fun costs £12.00, thanks for pointing that out to me. Tea, Coffee and biscuits are included, you just bring your packed lunch... simple! if you have any questions you can email me at

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