Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Stitching News

Let's start off with a fabulous and finished quilt.... Princess Jackie made this beauty to be gifted to a little one... look at the brilliant binding!!! Jackie's blaming me for all these kiddos, she says that once she learned how to make quilts everyone she knows had a baby or two so that they could have a special quilt made by a 1st prize winning artist!!! toot toot toot Jackie, it's another triumph!

Keep you trumpets up... Toot toot toot for New Sue's fabulous and finished Pineapple Blossom, quilted cushion... at 24" it's a scrumptious size for snuggling up with and co-ordinated perfectly with the Kaleidoscope quilt that's not quite finished, all will be gifted at the very same time.

Krafty Karen's 200 year old, blue and white, jelly roll sampler blocks are looking fabulous, even better than that... they are starting to look like a quilt top! Sashing and corner stones are pulling everything together so Karen is enthused to get it finished before another 100 years pass by! ha ha ha 

PM Pam arrived for her class last Tuesday and saw I had printed off this pattern.. She loved it, loved the colours used and decided to make it... I don't know what happened after that, Jean Bean helped Pam choose her fabrics... Boom!!! colours! Boom!!! Batiks!! nothing like the pattern really... Pam got this far in the one week... I Love IT!!!

Remember that pile of Batik Beauty strips our Jean Bean cut last week? This is her prototype block... the curved Log Cabin. We could have searched the world and found all the calculations already math-emetised... but no... we have done it the hard way, with inchy paper and tracing paper, coloured pens and pencils and an eraser... it's very satisfying indeed, this re-inventing of wheels!
While I am here I will just poke a small reminder that my shop will be closed on Saturday 27th August for the Bank Holiday, loooong weekend, all the way until it re-opens on Thursday 1st of September... which is an SPQ (Staffordshire Patchworkers and Quilters) meeting day/evening... I am to be the trader of the month so if you want me to take anything just for you, just let me know...

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