|Another Messenger Bag workshop... Saturday 8th June.|
10am - 4pm £30.00 plus materials.
This is a free pattern available on the Makower UK website but Carol has added a few zipped pockets to it. Pop over to the website using this link to get your free instructions or come for a fun day with Carol and learn extra, top tips while you make your very own Messenger Bag.
Friday, 31 May 2019
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
We're all back now from a wonderful and very relaxing, funny and highly productive retreat at Alison House Hotel, in Cromford Derbyshire. I truly really deeply cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. It was, once again, an absolutely brilliant retreat holiday!!! ABSOLUTELY!!!
Loads of projects were worked on and I did remember, once or twice, get a few pics...
Our next Alison House Sewing Retreat is in September... Fully booked, as usual!
|Nuttie finished her Quilt-As-You-Go with apartment joining AND double sided binding. This has been made using shirts rescued from the 'throwing out' pile.|
|Toot toot toot Nuttie, it's a fabulous, double sided, finished quilt.|
|Just Edna also needs a loud fanfare for a fabulous and finished gifting quilt. |
How cute are those ducks!!!
|And this is the back...|
Double sided quilts are the best!!
Toot toot toot Edna.
|Longport Lynda finished a quilt too...|
Toot toot toot Lynda, a fabulous and finished scrappy quilt.
Crumbs with Mile-A-Minute blocks all sashed with white.
|PM Pam worked on her long list of Premature baby unit gifting quilts. |
There will be two made in this design.
|Norma finished joining her beautiful Batik blocks together then cracked on with quilting more of them as she's decided to make the quilt even larger.|
|Maggie worked on a Hatched and Patched pattern. |
There are lots of tricky bits just because they are so small really...
and some hand sewn parts too.
|Nuttie worked on this wall hanging quilt.|
It's from Table Please, an Art To Heart book.
|Nuttie also had a go with Crumbing...|
Then she went round scrounging everyone's scraps!!
We can't get enough of it!
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
|An arty-farty picture of Longport Lynda's piles. 12" blocks all in the process of being individually quilted ready for apartment joining, probably whilst we are away on our upcoming retreat. Have I mentioned that to you??? ha ha|
|All Day Di finished her quilting on this William Morris gifting quilt , made up her binding and got it all stitched on, it's now ready for hand sewing whilst away on our retreat... she has lots of projects to take, as do most of us.|
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
|Harry Potter Quilt back... or front? This is a truly, double sided, fabulous and finished totally toot toot toot-a-bubble project... Well done Lynda, you made a wonderful gift.|
Sunday, 19 May 2019
|Kate's Lynda enjoyed making her last Quilt-As-You-Go so much that she's already very well into her next one... Pink this time... for a change!! It will be given to a charitable organisation.|
Just to remind you...
It's nearly retreat time again!!!....
My shop will not be open, that's like being closed...
Friday 24th May,
Saturday 25th May and
Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
|Rose finished all the blanket stitch applique on several herds of Elephants, as you can see she has saved all the end tying off for a job with the TV. That's a lot of ends!|
|All Day Di spent a lovely day quilting her William Morris Gifting Quilt. She was quite amazed just how much sewing she got done really. She says it's because she was concentrating and not listening to the jabberings of a fellow quilter! ha ha ha|
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
|This is the back of Just Edna's Batik Beauty|
You can see the free form design, the quilting on each block, the joining and the general wonderfulness... toot toot toot Just Edna. A triumph!
|This is the back of Annbacan's project... completely different!! She's had a lot of fun working her way through a patchwork Block Party book 501 blocks. but she hasn't quite made them all.... with a bit of free form 'Pleasing her very own self.'|
|Another one... Norma's Batik Beauty.... I know!!! They are all at it.... talk about liberating!!! Almost all the quilters who come to my classes are smitten with this quilting of blocks individually and joining together afterwards...|
|Normas quilt is huge already but she decided to make extra batik blocks to make it even larger... I told you... they have been liberated! Norma will be making another large Batik quilt just as soon as this one is complete|
Friday, 10 May 2019
|Jean Bean started a fun new project, Hound Dogs... it's from the book 'Happy Quilts', a book stuffed full of fun projects... There must be a new baby being baked, Jean loves to gift little quilts.|
|Rose must be in factory marathon mode... she's stitching 3 projects at one very same time... The elephants make up to little wall hangings... they will be perfect little quilts, for gifting of course.|
|Gail is getting to the exciting bit now... all weather Grass trimming... if only it was that easy! the borders will make this look just like a real football stadium.... at least, that's the plan.|
|Pam also started another new project. The back of this one will be the front... this is the the front, it will be used as the back... Winnie the Pooh fabric is so hard to cut up, so she will not do it!... Confused??|
|Beryl was making the base for her Twister Wreath table topper. All the junctions need to be lined up for it to work... and now they do! Next job is to chop it all up again!|
|All Day Di is making this Lap Quilt for gifting to a very special lady.William Morris fabric is perfect for the occasion. Will Di gift it? My goodness does she ever love this quilt enough to make that decision very tricky!!|
|Taa Daa... Jean Hill held up her fabulous and finished quilt... with much relief I have to say! It's well deserving of a toot toot toot fanfare. Made up as she went along after being inspired by my Beautiful Batiks and a picture found in Tinterweb.|
|Krafty Karen had a tricky job with a bit of fussy cutting.... she's done her best to get a smart animal in the centre of each square... those edges are Bias cut... Karen knows to be careful though, so we won't worry will we.|