Saturday, 31 October 2015

A Whirlwind Of A Week

Once again it's been a very eventful time round here... Mostly Molly Dog related but all is well now. I hope you have a cup of tea or coffee in hand as this will be a long post with lots of pictures in an effort to catch up with my very own self... and your very good selves... just in case you've missed my more regular posts... have you?
Carol's quilt made for her granddaughter...
We made up the pattern for this quilt with mathemisms and all...  it is a lovely, bright and quite a girly little number, don't you think? Won't you give out a toot toot toot fanfare for Carol's, fabulous and finished, quilt.
Now I have to admit that this is a rubbish picture... It's Lorna's quilt made with delicious Tilda fabrics but the colours are much lovelier in real life... Oh dear... I have not done a good job taking the photo... let's blame the camera eh!!! Toot toot toot Lorna, your quilt is absolutely fabulous and most definitely finished.
You can see the colours of Lorna's fabrics much better in this picture... another toot toot toot is needed for a fabulous and finished cushion made with leftover Tildas and a zip! A pretty, pink, 14" zip... we can do that now... we use all sorts of zips because we know how to make them longer.
Heather came for the beginners workshop and had a lovely day... she told me that!!... then she booked another class in order to finish off her cushion as she was using one of our fabulous Juki HZL 600 machines... so pleased with her new found skills she purchased everything needed for quilted cushion number two... toot toot toot
Milly came to play... her blocks are 24" finished and she was going to add sashing when joining them together... just for an experiment, I suggested she try without sashing... it made a fabulous design with a great secondary pattern... so no sashing fabric was purchased... hmmmm... not sure that was good shop keeping!! ha ha ha
Farmer Lynda completed her first quilted block and I'm happy to report that she loves it... more Dutchman's Puzzle blocks will be made and quilted ready for joining using the wonderful apartment joining method that we love!
Fiona Too made a quick sandwich with her About A Girl quilt... all hands were helping so it didn't take long at all to get the pins in place... Soon the quilting commenced... what a lovely way to spend an afternoon... chatting and stitching... and a lot of giggling!
Wow... what an amazing quilt top... a few more rows to go yet but my goodness... this is a stunning design... it belongs to Dilly who loves the more challenging projects, you must have noticed that though... and she makes them lick-etty-split... only three weeks of stitching here.
Our Sheila made all four of these cushions in the one session. She arrived with all of the fabrics cut to size so they came together Lick-etty-Split. A novel Quilt-As-You-Go method was used... and a workshop will be announced soon for spring 2016!!
Jenny Barlaston is about to lose count of how many wall hangings and Advent doo-dahs she's made... every kiddie gets one all to it's very own self... I think it's fair to say that Jenny must be an expert in this field!!! This panel has been reduced from £8.00 to £5.00 in my very own shop, while stock lasts that is
Sister Susie made a few more of her Sawtooth Star blocks. She's using this No Waste Flying Geese method which his brilliant!! It's easy and almost foolproof... I think Susie needs to make a few more  blocks yet... maybe enough for twelve in total... I forget now...
Lady Judith is ready for us to give out a toot toot toot fanfare for her fabulous and finished kiddy quilt.. isn't it just lovely.... Obviously this one is for a little lady... Judith told us that she is very impressed with the effects of the variegated threads... we were impressed with everything!!
Peggy's lovely Log Cabin quilt for donating to the Donna Louise people.
Peggy is so please with her quilt... she told me she could hardly sleep with the excitement of  knowing she would be bringing the quilt in to show us that it was finished.
Toot toot toot-etty-toot Peggy!!
AnnBacan wanted to use up a few bits and pieces of fabric left over from quilt making... this is one side of her cushion, a perfect match for the quilt it will be sitting with and...
This is the other side of Ann's cushion, also a perfect match for the quilt it will sit with... a double sided quilt with a double sided cushion... toot toot toot Annbacan... this fits the brief perfectly
Fran Cupcake is having a wonderful time making this little quilt... as you can see she's using the fabulous iron on, tear away stabilizer for the embroidered writing.... it works really well and no-one will ever know it was used!! 
Merrily's little cushion panel is coming together nicely... it's got a lot of tiny bits to be traced onto the Sticky Stuff... Heat And Bond in this case... though we do sell a variety of brands ... How lovely to be thinking of those pretty little Snowdrops as the evenings get shorter!!
Di Butterfly found my lightbox very useful indeed... you know we aim to please!!! This Kid's Quilts stocking is such a lovely little project... all the bits were put in perfect places ready for stitching.
Our Sheila's Hedgehog quilt had the finishing touches added... She used a decorative stitch or two and he turned out very smart indeed. A lovely cushion and a great conversation piece, I'm sure.
Peggy is making festive stockings next... they will also be donated to the Donna Louise people. This time Peggy's work will be sold to raise funds... What a lovely lady Peggy is to donate her lovely projects... She loves making things for them though... so that's just fine.

Gosh... I might need to lie down in a darkened room after all that remembering! ha ha ha
We are up to date now... I will try to post piccies of my design wall in Quilty Quarters tomorrow... I've been playing with a Jelly Roll!

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