Sunday, 15 August 2021

Stitching News

I don't know about you but my days seem to pass super quickly now that classes have resumed. I think I'm just about up to speed but I could do with more powerful brain batteries, ha!. Mathemisms are getting a bit easier though, I had kind of lost the knack with my trusty measuring tool, calculator, inches and metres, I'm sure that is caused by Covid Lockdowns and not my age!

Edna finished her Christmas Tree Skirt in good time for gifting, 132 days to go (just saying!) The binding took ages to sew as it's a surprisingly long way round circular projects. The binding had to be cut on the bias so as not to distort the end result. Toot toot toot Edna, a fabulous, festive finish.

Last week, in class, Norma was making blocks for a huge quilt. I helped with loads of cutting and she made a great start on said blocks. This week though, she had decided to start a different project. It's a sort of Rail Fence design and she wanted it in blues... It's a pretty quick make so Norma went home with the top finished and ready for the borders.

Sheila has not completely enjoyed making this quilt. Baby clothes, size up to 3 months, are tiny and very soft, but she is pleased with her effort now. She incorporated some of the poppers too so it was tricksy to quilt.

Sheila opted to use this cute animal panel as the backing so it's a double sided gifting project now. Binding has been prepped so we might need a toot toot next week.

Pam's already finished her Cats On The Fence quilt top. Remember this was a kit? Pam had purchased it to sew on our next wonderful retreat but the excitement got too much and it's already ready to be sandwiched.

This was an amusing moment... When Edna finally finished hand sewing aaaaaaall the way round her tree skirt, she put it on... it was perfect for a shoulder shawl... very snuggly warm it would be too! Edna would look lovely standing in the corner with flashing lights and baubles wouldn't' she, ha ha ha

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