Sunday 17 December 2017

Stitching News With Tooting

Our Carol starts off the need for a toot toot toot fanfare for her finished and fabulous Merry Christmas Wall Hanging. It's been a pretty speedy make and Carol thoroughly enjoyed working on it... not just for that reason though, he he

She has been a busy bee... Carol that is, who only recently deciding to make a few Christmas gifting projects, so really she had to be very busy. This curved Log Cabin table runner made with the most beautiful Batik fabrics has given it's challenges... Toot toot toot Carol, fabulous and finished (and no-one will know!)

Hand pieced and hand quilted Festive table toppers

All with a fabulous star theme, all made for gifting

Each one ever so slightly different....

And every one hand made by Patricia...
Toot toot toot for a fabulous and finished gifting selection.

Judy decided to make a lap size quilt using one of the Angie's Six Packs and, as there is a fiinished quilt in the shop, she was able to put each fabric in place without the stress of deciding the layout... cheating?... Who cares?

Lou Lou is a monkey for starting and not finishing projects...
There was an announcement made...
Though you might have heard it before? I quote...
"Next year I am going to finish everything..." Ha ha ha!!
A Pineapple cushion sandwich was made... towards that goal!

A further declaration, this one from Our Carol...
"It's a Tree Skirt, for THIS Christmas...."
We're running a betting book...
The odds are good to middling!...
In our favour...

Can't show you any other projects... it's all gone a bit hush-hush... secret sewing is a must on this side of sewing prevention season...
Soon though... there will be pictures to share.

Thursday 14 December 2017

Just So You Know

It's almost Sewing Prevention Season... 
You can not have missed that news. 
Even our weather is reminding us, ha!
My wonderful, and very well stocked, shop and classroom will be open as normal until the very last minute (4:30 pm) on Tuesday 19th December and then both will be closed for the rest of the year... so that's Closed from Wednesday 20th December.
My shop will be open on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th January 2018
Classes and, hopefully, normality will resume from Monday January 8th.

Monday 11 December 2017

Stitching News With Tooting

The best thing about sewing prevention season, in my very own opinion of course, is all the wonderful things that we can, and do, make... This superb wall hanging with all it's wonderful embellishments is a perfect example. New Sue will have very Christmassy walls... toot toot toot Sue, A fabulous and festive finish

Another beauty made by New Sue...Remember I told you about all the huffs and puffs we heard while Sue was making the tiny Ohio Star blocks... boy is she now reaping the rewards... isn't it just lovely... Toot toot toot Sue, yet another fabulous, festive and finished toot toot toot

Brenda Barbara proudly held up this gifting quilt... It's for a special little girl and I am sure she will be delighted to receive it.... There are lots of different fabrics with fun designs so it's a feast for young eyes too... A fabulous and finished fanfare is needed... toot toot toot

We thought All Day Di was rushing to get these cushions finished for her very own sofa to be ready for sewing prevention season... but no!!! She is making them to donate for a rather prestigious raffle at a grand event coming up soon. Oh... and we tried to buy tickets but seems we are not posh enough! ha ha ha

Another Dinosaur block is stuck down... how cute is he! Sister Susie has decided to cut out and stick all the different block designs so that she can right down to the stitching on all of them, at the very same time... smart!

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Tooting Time For Susan

First up is Susan's totally toot-toot-toot-a-bubble, single bed size quilt with colours and fabrics perfect for any young teenager and forward in years. Quilt colours and designs for teenagers are probably the hardest to choose, especially for the young guys... Susan has it spot-on... In my very own opinion, of course.

A musical themed fabric (Art Gallery Luxury to touch!) for the backing and those left over squares tie the whole project together perfectly, the lucky guy is a music lover you see. So, for this Fabulous and finished project we shall toot, toot toot.

During class Susan quilted her very own Six Pack lap quilt, she chose to Stitch In The Ditch... and she's very good at it! (not Ditch Hopping that I seem to be an expert at!) The binding was machine sewn on... and, Lick-etty-split... the hand stitching was done too.

So, just before the ladies all packed up for going home time, Susan held up her second totally toot-a-bubble, fabulous and finished large lap quilt (Large size lap quilt not large lap!! ha ha ha). A blue and white Angie's Six Pack with...

A most wonderful Art Gallery fabric for the backing.
Absolutely fabulous... this one is a keeper!

Monday 4 December 2017

Stitching News

All Day Di's first, fabulous and finished, festive bunting pillow/cushion Stitched with silver metallic thread, even the applique around the Merry Christmas, making it super glittery... if you can't glitter-up at this time of year, when can you?

Toot toot toot Diane, Finished and fabulous! A carefully covered zip in the backing makes for a perfect addition to any sofa during sewing prevention season.. no 'Toddler Tummy'  cushion backs for us!

Our Carol sandwiched and quilted her festive wall hanging...
She did a great and simple quilting design, this lovely fabric doesn't need fancy-schmancy patterns it's just lovely as it is.

Josie is making for gifting... like lots of my customers. These beautifully, bright cushions will be finished in good time, zipped cushion backs are almost ready and the 'Cushion Stuffers' have been purchased... there will be tooting very soon, if Josie brings them back in that is.

Brenda Duck prefered 'Happy' to 'Merry' and that's just fine, and dandy... you know I always encourage PMS (Pleasing My Self). No 'Toddler Tummy' Backing here..., a zip was inserted and by the end of the day there was binding too.

Fiona Too had all the 'bits' prepared and cut out at home so that she could use my light box to help with the placement of all the little details, and there are a lot! Fiona's made this lovely Santa Stocking before, a few times... babies keep arriving!!

Sister Susie is making this lovely and extremely cute, dinosaur quilt... We decided that it is easier to get all the elements of each block in the right place when the background is smaller... funny how little things like that make a difference. Fabulous fabric choices, don't you think?

There's a bit of secret sewing going on too, as you would likely expect.
Just know that the ladies are very busy... sometimes my little classroom looks and sounds like a little sewing factory!! I did warn everyone last year that I had heard there would be another Sewing Prevention Season.... it must be a tradition in the crafting world... take your time all year, it's ages away yet... then, panic at the last minute!