This workshop has always produced a fun day. It can feel a little bit frantic at the beginning, especially if there is shopping to be done before we can start... The method is easy, once you know how of course.... the results are eye opening... My Top Tips are very useful too. Below are the fruits of the ladies' labours. No-one actually melted but it got close near the end of the day! Small price to pay me thinks... What do you think?
Friday, 28 June 2019
|The inside to show you how smart the tote bag is...|
Toot toot toot, Jean Hill.
Thursday, 27 June 2019
|Gail continued with her quilting. |
She's stitching the ball's bounces... how very artsy fartsy
|Rose finished the first part of her quilting, outlining the swans, and moved on tho her freewheeling in the background... of course there were waves.|
|Jean Beano is adding character forming stitching to her Hounds whilst quilting each one for Apartment Joining. I think she will tie off those ends though...|
|Princess Jackie is using a Piece O Cake applique pattern for her flowers but going slightly off piste with the overall general design. Two fabrics in the background, perfect!|
|This is a truly fabulous finish... and, even though it's not a quilt, it deserves a fanfare! Toot toot toot Princess Jackie. Made very nicely indeedy, it has to be said, It will be gifted to one of her granddaughters.|
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
|Stacks of 6" squares... they took a lot of hours to cut precisely!|
Six Packs... Like a Charm Pack but with 6 inch squares, very useful.
Each pack this time has 48 x 6" Squares.
Saturday, 22 June 2019
|Merrily's Carp fish have a border on. That should stop them escaping!! This Wall Hanging is turning out to be much larger than Merrily expected... even though the finished sized are printed in the magazine... ooops.|
|Farmer Lynda has a horse-y friend... you'll find farmers do!!|
This lucky friend will soon be gifted this lap quilt. Borders were chosen, stitched on ... then unpicked and sewn on properly! enough said.
Friday, 21 June 2019
|Just Edna pieced the backing to co-ordinate with the front, even to using the last little patches of the favourite fabric, the quilting has followed the patchwork design. Toot toot toot Edna.|
|LouLou, who used to only love neutral coloured projects, declared her love for beautiful and bright Batik fabrics... and no wonder... what a fabulous fishy quilt top she's made... it's from the Happy Quilts book. Just a few border blocks to do.|
|Carol added a few finishing touches to her tree... then she made a start blanket stitching on all the details. She fussily cut the fabrics for the dragonfly wings and the owl eyes... had you noticed?|
Monday, 17 June 2019
|Carol's making a cushion to match her Owl quilt sandwich... I say that because it's not actually been quilted yet. I suspect this cushion will be quilted first as a practice of possible ideas before quilting the main quilt, a cunning plan me thinks.|
|Norma is making speedy progress with her Half Square Triangle quilt. Each Sixteen Patch unit will be quilted individually with a brightly coloured (Very Norma style) stripey backing.|
|Jean Bean cut out and stuck down another hound... |
He's ready for blanket stitch applique.
|Annbacan finished her fabulous, double sided scrappy quilt. |
Mile-A-Minute and Crumb bits on one side....
|Pieced blocks made in a plethora of colours on the other side...|
Each block quilted individually in many designs then all joined together apartment-ly.
Toot toot toot Annbaan, a fabulous and finished Scrappy Quilt
|Rose brought in her Heffalumps Wall Hangings for a toot toot toot fanfare.|
There were three of them but one wall hanging has already been gifted. A new home will look much better with a new wall hanging... Three fabulous finishes Rose. toot toot toot
Sunday, 16 June 2019
|Princess Jackie finished her pieced middle panel of Flying Geese units so we just needed a few mathemisms to calculate how much fabric was needed to get it large enough for the quilt backing.|
|PM Pam cut out all the little pieces for her next animal, all carefully labelled ready for the building... It really get's quite tricky without labels! I think this animal will be a Wildebeest.|
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
|Sporty Sue needs 40cm of borders to be added to each long side of her giant pinwheel quilt... Art Gallery Solids are so very vibrant and play with the Kaffe fabrics very nicely... there is a plan and it involved Clever Mr Black!|
|Nuttie Nutter added this delightful border to her bright Birdie table topper... with a little quarter inch inner border of a vibrant striped fabric... The backing has been chosen already, so a sandwich making session is iminent.|
These are two projects from the last workshop...
I will do my best to remember to take pictures!! I promise.