Another fabulous Goodie Bag workshop run by Sue Oakley. Lots of fun for everyone. Here're the pictures of the fruits from the day and I hope you notice the delicious fabrics and those fabulous zips... I have a lot of colours of these crafting zips in my very own shop and at 14" long they are only 45 pence each! A-Maaa-ZING!! ha ha
Thursday, 16 April 2015
|Christabelle is first in the queue for a toot toot fanfare for her fabulous and finished wonky squares quilt. This was made with a Moda Layer Cake, Avant Garden, There're some great and funky designs in the collection. |
Update... for the free pattern click here
|Taadaa... done with a walking foot... just fabulous!! Sue had every plate and bowl out of her kitchen cupboards to get the right size circles... ha ha ha |
Who needs gadgets eh? This quilt will be gifted very soon.
|This is the back of New Sue's cushion... yup... with a zip!|
So there's another toot toot toot fanfare needed for Sue's fabulous finish...
And the good news is... she's keeping this one!
|Toot toot toot again... PM Pam made this lovely tote bag with the instructions from my Big Quilted Panel Bag but she made the lining separately as it's got co-ordinating pockets on the inside too... all of the fabrics were left over from a quilt Pam finished recently... what a great idea!!|
|Giggly Gillian is on a finishing roll... this lovely tree quilt was a special request from a family member... it just needs the binding hand stitching and the hanging sleeve stitching in place but we probably won't see it again... Love it Gillian!|
|Our newest beginner, announced that she had thoroughly enjoyed her class and was surprised how relaxed she felt... she booked herself in to come again. Barbara got the centre of her Quilted Cushion block finished... I love these fabrics!...|
Posted by Angie at 8:26 am
Monday, 13 April 2015
Two large sandwiched making sessions were booked for the tables too... So, many pins were put in place... a special thank you Jean Bean for remembering to take pictures for us... the quilts look fabulous.
I bet no-one even noticed that I wasn't there...
I could get used to having a day off you know!!
Posted by Angie at 7:15 am
Sunday, 12 April 2015
Not many pictures for Stitching News today... me forgetting to take photos... and there have been many great opportunities... life's busy-ness and my shop's busy-ness all have aided the lack of blog fodder... but here are the few I did manage to capture
|Fiona Too was taking her time with Stitching-in-the Ditch of her inner border strip... |
It's a 1" cut strip so finishes at only a half inch wide... It looks fabulous Ditch stitched on both sides, of course... 'ditch hopping' looks great too! ha ha
Posted by Angie at 8:52 am
Thursday, 9 April 2015
That's it then for our Easter break... today my lovely little Patchwork and Quilting shop will be open as is normal and we will be waiting for you!
This next Saturday, 11th April, we have a sandwich making day planned. You do have to book your slot... bit like an appointment really, though you are allowed to come early to help pin the sandwich in front of you... or you could wander around shopping for fabrics while you wait, ha!
Here's the information for you....
If you would like to buy some tickets online for the raffle you can do so by making a payment for your tickets via the blog
or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets will also be available from Sue Oakley & her team from if you wish to buy in person.
Please, please feel free to publicise this as much as you would be able to.
I better get my very own self down to that shop of mine... see you later?
Posted by Angie at 8:10 am
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Posted by Angie at 7:59 am
Friday, 3 April 2015
|We had two more ladies come for the Basics For Beginners workshop. They had a lot of fun and most excellent and very helpful top tips were learned... |
with just two ladies to teach it was a piece of cake!
|They both did ever so well and even prepared the backs with zips!|
Two very different colour choices... one from Mum and the other from her daughter... what a lovely way to spend time together!
|This fabric is in my temptation trolleys at the moment... |
I love it!!
I cut a metre or so and proceeded to play Hidden Wells.
|Oooooh Fabulous, Look what happened... |
I hope to work more on this over the upcoming break
Posted by Angie at 6:18 pm
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
|Lady Judith finished her kiddo quilts...|
This one's obviously for William! Did you guess?
Toot toot toot Judith it's lovely with beautiful hand embroidery too.
The pattern is from one of our Art to Heart books
|This one is exactly the same but WOW they look different don't they. |
Not just that it's for Edward! ha ha ha. It just shows how unique quilts can be with all the fabulous fabrics we can get these days. More tooting then for Lady Judith...
|This is the back of Pam's Daisiez... What a fantastic backing!!!|
I often receive phone calls asking whether I stock the extra wide backing fabrics... here's a perfect example of why I choose not to...
We can have loads of fun with quilt backs!!!
|here's the back of Gail's tootable quilt... well... this in only half of it as it's folded in half so you will have to take my word about the fabulous-ness! toot toot toot Gail. A wonderful job has been done on this commissioned quilt.|
|Christabelle finished another kiddy quilt... she used an 'About A Boy' panel making it a very interesting playmat with lots of pictures and details to talk about... |
and that's just the adults! ha.
Toot toot toot Christabelle, just fabulous!
|Here's Annbacan's last cushion that's really a quilt cover... blimey it sounds complicated but I hope you follow... Whatever your thoughts about my confusing rambles... it's yet another fabulous and finished project for todays perky post!|
Posted by Angie at 8:42 am