Friday, 9 January 2015

Stitching News

Morning Josie brought her first ever finish in to show us... So
She gets to hear her first ever fabulous and finished, Toot Toot Toot fanfare
Josie told us that she is using her lovely quilt on the sofa.
She's working on a toddler play mat next.
Diane had her fabulous and finished Railfence table runner on full display over sewing prevention season. She made sure that all her visitors noticed it too!! ha ha ha
So thats another toot toot toot on our new year trumpets
Peggy, like most of us, found no time at all to do any sewing over our break... not put off though, she continued with her lovely scrappy quilt making during class. She needed lots more 2" square for the inner borders.
Our Sheila decided to hand stitch her sashing/joining strips. Fully entertained by the goings on in my very own quilt shop while stitching away... what a great way to spend a day? The border designs have been chosen and need making up so the sewing machine will come out next time.
Diane took all her sewing paraphernalia away with her on holiday...
fully intending to make great stitching progress...
unfortunately, she forgot to take any fabric with her! oh no... still, she says she sorted out her sewing area and collection of crafting supplies instead, so the time wasn't wasted. She got right back on track during her day in class.

Brenda Barbara wanted to make a Lick-etty-split quilt.
The Railfence design is lovely and can make up pretty quickly if you used wider strips, as Brenda did... 2 1/2" strips make 6 1/2" blocks... Brenda made all these blocks in less than a day and went home with loads stitched together... in the correct order too!
My Rebel Josie was very lucky and received a lovely new book for Christmas... gotta love a gifted quilt book!... it's Flower Show Quilts, the book Joan The Shop used to make her beautiful Poppy wall hanging, Josie has plans to make many of the patterns, she loves them all and loves applique.

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