Thursday, 16 April 2015

Stitching News

Christabelle is first in the queue for a toot toot fanfare for her fabulous and finished wonky squares quilt. This was made with a Moda Layer Cake, Avant Garden, There're some great and funky designs in the collection. 
Update... for the free pattern click here
This is the back of Christabelle's totally toot-able quilt... Just look at the quilting! lots and lots of  tiny free-motion stitching... This fabulous quilt will be hanging at Uttoxeter Quilt Show this year where you will be able to see it for your very own self... it's much more stunning than my photo shows.
Toot toot toot-etty-toot... this time the fanfare's for New Sue's fabulous and very well finished quilt. It's another from one of the Pre-cut books that Sue seems to be working her way through... Once again there is some wonderful quilting for us to see
Taadaa... done with a walking foot... just fabulous!! Sue had every plate and bowl out of her kitchen cupboards to get the right size circles... ha ha ha
Who needs gadgets eh? This quilt will be gifted very soon.
Back to basics... I decided to have a smaller beginner project so that anyone new to patchwork and quilting could have a good taste of what's to come... all in one full day or two weekday classes... this cushion has been a perfect choice... Since I displayed my samples, with zips, everyone wants to make simple, and rather stunning cushions. New Sue mentioned how much fun it was being a beginner again...
well... she's no beginner is she!
This is the back of New Sue's cushion... yup... with a zip!
So there's another toot toot toot fanfare needed for Sue's fabulous finish...
And the good news is... she's keeping this one!
PM Pam made this fabulous Tote bag over the Easter break. It's made with Beautiful Batik fabrics... I have a huge selection of Beautiful Batiks... did I mention that before?
It's a lovely deep bucket-ty tote and there were whispers that everyone will be making them now! ha ha ha it's a free pattern from the internet.
Toot toot toot again... PM Pam made this lovely tote bag with the instructions from my Big Quilted Panel Bag but she made the lining separately as it's got co-ordinating pockets on the inside too... all of the fabrics were left over from a quilt Pam finished recently... what a great idea!!
Giggly Gillian is on a finishing roll... this lovely tree quilt was a special request from a family member... it just needs the binding hand stitching and the hanging sleeve stitching in place but we probably won't see it again... Love it Gillian!
This is also a project of Giggly Gillian's... She purchased the pattern and fabric kit from a quilt show, last year I think... the blue fabrics are Indigo dyes, lovely and rich. Gillian just needs to add the binding... she's keeping this quilt for her very own self!! 
Our newest beginner, announced that she had thoroughly enjoyed her class and was surprised how relaxed she felt... she booked herself in to come again. Barbara got the centre of her Quilted Cushion block finished... I love these fabrics!... 

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