Friday, 10 April 2020

Stitching News

Lets get started with a fabulous and finished fanfare for Fiona Too... toot toot toot. Most of these fabrics were gifted to her by her Son, (who, Fiona says, has had a good talking to because they were not purchased in my very own shop, ooops)  It looks like it has been woven doesn't it.... Quilt-As-You-Go blocks (or stitch and flip as some people call the method) all joined together apartment-ly with a crackingly perfect, white and black Art Gallery fabric. Faux Piped Binding too. Splendid!

Norma has finished her quilt top and now she's preparing ideas for the backing so she can get it sandwiched. There are grandchildren where Norma is locked up, so not a lot of sewing time is permitted. Well done Norma, your quilt is very good, different from our plan... but good and done! ha ha ha

New Sue finished her quilting. Got the binding on and, as you can see, got it all clipped in place so... that's just a bit of hand stitching to be done. Sue didn't have enough fabric for her binding to be done a traditional way so she had to use her noggin and invent a new method... no-one will even know!

This is a customer quilt, Poppie's Mum made it. All of the fabrics and even the book with the pattern, were purchased from my very own shop... Isn't it wonderful, and so very different. I think I am right in saying that it was quilted by Amanda in Stone. Toot toot toot Annie, a truly fabulous and finished quilt.

Keep your tooting trumpets up now for our Pam... A beautiful Scrappity-Doo-Dah apron. If you remember lots of my customers were making scrappy aprons to wear as 'Walking Art' at the now postponed, Uttoxeter Quilt Show... This one was a bit of a challenge with a slightly different method of piecing. Lovely though Pam, toot toot toot .

Nuttie is making great progress with her Half Square Triangles for the Ocean Waves blocks. I think she said she was up to 22 blocks last time she messaged, well done Nuttie. It will be so beautiful and bright with all those fabrics.
If you haven't seen the Quilt news for a while....
Our May Quilting Retreat, at the wonderful Alison House in Cromford, has been cancelled. None of us were surprised... We can retreat at home, it's not the same but I'm sure we can cope.
I've provisionally booked May 2021!!! ha ha ha

Our Annual Pilgrimage to the Festival Of Quilts at the NEC will not be happening this year. They took the very sensible decision, to call it off. That needs no explanation really.
I've booked our coach for the 1st August 2021 though, woop woop!

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