Saturday, 24 January 2015

Stitching News

Di Butterfly made this car seat quilt using beautiful Art Gallery fabric... very silky soft and luxurious to touch... the binding is on and just needs hand stitching, but it will be gifted before Di's next class, so we don't get to see it again
Diane completed her quilt top and started to join the left overs to make a spectacular backing... we do that a lot in my very own classroom, it's fun to play with left overs!
These are About A Boy fabrics, just lovely!
Our Sheila has all the borders on. When she held up the quilt we all stopped what we were doing to get closer.. these colours, in my most beautiful Batik fabrics, are like a magnet... there was a chorus of "woooooow Sheila"... and this is the back!!!
Sheila started this project after attending the workshop Quilt-As-You-Go with Apartment Quilting last year...It is absolutely beautiful, and so said all of us!
Then I said..."Aren't you just so happy that I sell such beautiful Batik fabrics Sheila?"

"Aren't you happy that I purchased them all?" she replied! ha ha ha 
Brenda Barbara has a few projects on the go at the moment.. but then most of us do eh... This is Brenda's Jean Circle Quilt... it's going to be a pic-nic blanket for her grand daughters. Technically it's not a quilt as there's no wadding... we love making them, that's all that matters really. A great project for old or unwanted jeans... you know, those that shrunk in the wardrobe! ha
Brenda Barbara added her binding to this rather tropical lap quilt... it reminds me of beautiful, blue Bahaman sea... not that I ever saw any! Brenda also used beautiful Batiks from my very own shop, these though, are Bali Batik Hand Dyes... scrummy!
These are the fabric choices of one of our new ladies. They got to grips with the rotary cutting using some practice fabric then got all the strips cut... 
mastering the all important quarter inch seam came next
The fabric choosing was tricky for Fiona.... I think we might have too much choice! She also mastered the rotary cutting and quarter inch seam. Both ladies were amazed how fast the time flew by... more on their progress next time.
Brenda Duck quilted this Quick Table Topper and added the binding... I think she's getting ahead for next year's sewing prevention season. It sounds so much better than admitting our projects weren't finished in time for last years... though I do believe Brenda is getting ahead!
Farmer Lynda is extremely excited about applique... she never thought sticking and stitching could be so very satisfying...she has plans to do all sorts... this is a design from the Nancy Halvorsen books, beautiful every one!

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