Sunday 23 February 2014

Stitching News

Josie joined us to learn the basics of patchwork and quilting. The Railfence blocks are very forgiving, making them perfect for beginners... they are very "fudge-abubble"... Not that Josie needed to fudge much, her quilt top turned out great and she went home with a sandwich to be quilted for homework... only because she wanted homework though.
Brenda Barbara had us in stitches... she had decided to make a bag using a recently purchased Amy Butler pattern... chatting and giggling at the same time as precision cutting led to some marvellous patchwork bag lining pieces! 
No-one will ever know... 
just you, because I told you but keep it to your very own self eh!
Wow... even though this is a rubbish photo, you should be able to see how fabulous this poppy wall hanging is. Sheila has actually made two of them, they are slightly different and equally stunning... The pins are holding the Faux Piped Binding in place ready for the last bit of stitching... it's a fiddly method but gives stunning results.
Michelle My Belle decided to challenge her very own self by making a few tricky blocks... unaided! Obviously, she has great piecing skills because it was a very successful challenge! All these fabrics (and many many more) are availabubbble from Angie's Patchwork and Quilting Shop 
My shop sells pretty buttons too!! Oooops... advertising again
This most wonderful block was also made by Michelle My Belle using one of the Art To Heart books, I think it was Angels Among Us. See the beautiful appliqué Michelle does, not to mention the free motion embroidery on those stems and leaves... that hold my lovely, tiny buttons!

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