Monday 31 March 2014

Sneak Preview

Sheila and I spent sandwich Saturday playing... no-one needed the tables this week and my very own quilt shop was relatively quiet.... it's very predictable, lovely sunny days are grabbed for gardening chores! I recently volunteered to make the 'Angel' sashes for the upcoming Uttoxeter Quilt Show... They,Traplet, weren't sure what colour they wanted... and you must know me by now... why have just the one colour when you could use the whole rainbow!!! Sheila's got a very clever embroidery machine, I've collected many amazing embroidery threads... perfect playmates.

Saturday 29 March 2014

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Stitching News

Morning Judith's Crumbs with Mile A Minute blocks
Sandwiched and ready for quilting with her walking foot.

AnnBacan's centre on her Lone Star wasn't playing nicely
so we took the decision to replace it with a new one
Jan is using up the remaining pieces of fabric for her sampler quilt...
she needs two more blocks after completing these framed Hour Glass blocks.

PM Pam's Lone Star has been an upward learning curve...
It's been well worth all the fiddling and fudging, don't you think?

Gail finished her Large Reversible Bag, my picture is rubbish!

Susan finished her Large Reversible Bag, a better picture this time

PM Pam's second of three Large Reversible Bags...
oooooh 'eck Pam, remember what happened with the cushion making?

Sunday 23 March 2014

Stitching News

Josie found a pattern in one of those £2.99 books from Aldi.
Of course she didn't remember bring the book with her to class...
this is what we made from Josie's description... didn't we do well!
Di Butterfly is using a pattern from a British Patchwork and Quilting magazine...
the red quilt you see there in the picture.
She's learning lots about sewing with triangles
Barbara BB's feeling very proud of her very own self.
She stitched the morning away enjoying the company around her...
Patchwork and quilting really does get easier as time goes by...
practice makes perfect... you surely heard that many times before?

Bitten by the 'sewing pre-cut squares bug', Peggy chose a Charm Pack ready to make a lap quilt ... all for her very own self.
We had fun choosing the lay out... but that's a whole 'nother story.

Friday 21 March 2014

Stitching News

Joan The Shop's first block from the Snowman Collector quilt.
One done, eleven to go.
My Wife Beth wanted to use up some of her pinky-pink stash.
With no real plan, after a few wise words, she made up these blocks
Chris The Foot is making steady progress with her 54-40 or Fight blocks.
Lynda continues to make up 'rooms' for her 'apartment' quilting
Kate's making Dresden Plates, not for cushions though...
these plates will be quilt borders, interesting eh!

My Mum Gwynneth made this shape while testing out a pattern...
After studying her pattern a bit better, she's back on track...
it will be a rectangle.
Gail added her borders and could be ready for sandwiching next time
Another brief post... I'm trying to play catch up... what a week!

Fabulous And Finished

Toot toot toot ladies...
My Wife Beth's
Chatty Cathy's
Jean Bean's fabulous and finished reversible bag

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Stitching News

Krafty Karen's Large Reversible Bag, finished and fabulous
Fabric is Dutch Chintz design.
Lady Judith's Large Reversible Bag, finished and fabulous
Fabric is Tula Pink from Free Spirit fabrics
Lovely Lyn's kiddy play mat. Being quilted ready for gifting.
Rose made her Log Cabin sandwich and started quilting.
Now that was short and sweet.... of course there was a lot more going on... Tuesday ladies are such a busy lot, but for today... wooooooosh, Caverswall Quilt Cave today, I better get a move on!

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Christabelle's Quilt

Fabulous and finished... toot toot toot
Christabelle made this quilt for gifting... a very lucky fellow will be extremely happy to receive it I am sure. The pattern is from one of the Jelly Roll books... of course you don't have to use a Jelly Roll, Chris had a ball choosing her fabrics to suit the theme for her musician... who plays guitar... I bet you guessed that though?

Reversible Bags... Finished

Monday 17 March 2014

Projects in Progress

Joan The Shop loves to make appliqué projects.
This one made with a pattern from Kids Quilts,
Of course we sell the patterns in my very own quilt shop!
Dotty made a double sided jacket... It's not quite finished yet...
You probably guessed that when you spotted the pins ?
The design has been made up by Dotty, in her very own head!
I have updated the Quilts finished from 2014 page.. go see how many project pictures there are already... my customers are producing some amazing work, as always!
If you enjoy that you could always click on Our Quilts On Show up to December 2013 it's fun to see all the fabulous and finished projects, no matter when they were made, they can still inspire.