Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Stitching News

PM Pam finished her gifting quilt top made with the Makower Crafty Cats panel and made a great backing for it. We just managed to get it sandwiched so that Pam can start the quilting... but she had other stuff to finish first, like the large Batik quilt and the Batik left overs cushion... 

Just Edna took my advice and decided to make a practice Festive table runner with the Double Wedding Ring design... we decided to Foundation Paper Piece the arcs, Edna had never tried Paper Piecing before... A new skill has been conquered! After this small practice project, Edna's planning to go huge, really huge!!!

Krafty Karen is back!! This lady came back to class with new, high energy batteries... we could hardly keep up with the productivity! This quick make is needed before Christmas. There's another single bed size quilt ready to be sandwiched on Saturday too, so that Karen can spend our first of many, Sunday Sew-In, Patchwork Party retreat, quilting them.

Carol has made a few starts on this project... she wanted to make Santa Sacks and each design she made didn't quite satisfy her... Now though, she's happy, and I am sure Lewis will be happy. There's another Santa Sack almost ready for quilting too... Carol will be stitching this on our Sunday Sew-In, Patchwork Party retreat, only 4 more sleeps

I've mentioned before how we love to see what customers make with our fabrics... well, not all of these fabrics are from my fabulous, and very well stocked, quilt shop but that doesn't matter! ha ha This project is all done by hand... English Paper Piecing, you know the one? Stitching every piece over paper templates... a LOT hand stitching and a lot of hours.

So, you know I can't throw any fabric away...
In quilty quarters production is up! amongst other things... I made this little kiddie quilt from fabrics left over shop projects... it's sandwiched and ready for quilting

Also in quilty Quarters, I made this little quilt top... I have a plan for a Hidden Wells workshop next year so this quilt will be used as a workshop sample... except that some of the ladies saw it and have already purchased fabrics to start theirs at our first Sunday Sew-In, Patchwork Party retreat.

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