Unaccustomed as I am... to having any time for my very own self...
I am taking almost a whole week off...
One almost whole week of not going to my very own, fully stocked and wonderful, Patchwork and Quilting Shop.... well... I am going to try not to go there!!!
** update... I will be back in my shop on Friday... but it's still almost a week off**
There's a very convenient Bank Holiday weekend coming up so I am going to make the most of it!!
So, here's the plan...
Saturday 29th August... open as normal.
It's a Sandwich Saturday too, so if you have quilt tops waiting to be 'sorted out' you could book my tables to get them sandwiched.
My shop will then be closed until it opens (ha ha ha I know that sound crackers!) on Thursday 3rd September when it gets back to normal hours... but I won't be there until Friday!
Just so you know....
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Posted by Angie at 8:26 a.m.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
|Jean Bean spent her day quilting. We were few in numbers for the morning class so there was enough room for Jean's sandwich to be made... This commissioned, pink, but not to pinky-pink quilt will be ready lick-etty-split.|
|Just Edna also took advantage of the spare tables to make her deliciously rich and loooong quilt. I think this one is a wall hanging for a bedhead wall... It's a bit of a 'very own' treat for Edna to be quilting such a small project!!!|
Posted by Angie at 6:49 a.m.
Sunday, 23 August 2015
|The second Toot toot toot is for Lady Judith's fabulous and finished, super sized quilt... I can't believe she's finished it actually... |
I'm thinking Judith never slept a wink for two weeks...
|My Mum Gwynneth has finished all of the embellishing quilting on her lovely wall hanging leaves and flowers. Now she can add the backing fabric and do the more simpler-er quilting... and believe me... that is a relief to her! ha ha ha|
Posted by Angie at 8:48 a.m.
Thursday, 20 August 2015
|Princess Jackie, our first prize winning applique quilter is taxing her very own self with a bit of tricky piecing... getting the seams on angles to match up can be frustrating but, she did it... top tips were available of course!!|
Posted by Angie at 6:42 a.m.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
|Farmer Lynda's elephant is done... there's a sunshine to be blanket stitched and a few tufts of grass are already stuck in place... it's looking really good.|
Opposite you can see Sister Susie is quilting her applique cushion
|Fiona Too was also stitching applique... |
It seems everyone on this group of tables was concentrating on applique...
They were soooo quiet! Usually they're a chatty bunch... quite funny!
|All Day Di has the front page of her Farmer Joe's Farm Book almost finished now. My Mum Gwynneth says that the front page is the most tricky one to do, so it will be plain sailing for Di from here forward|
|Our Sheila finished her little Mat and Ruler bag... it's been made for the 12" x 18" size mat. Di Butterfly made one too... Don't worry, Sheila will not be balancing an iron on the top there!! Toot toot toot Sheila, a fabulous finish.|
|Just Edna was making Festive Placemats. What a great idea to use decorative stitches like that and what a great idea for gifting!! all of the bindings were stitched on lick-etty-split and Edna moved on to her lovely, rich red project.|
|Susan came to play! She's been stitching up a storm recently... this is a bottle bag... great for gifting bottles... what a clever way to make the handle?... very effective and making a simple bottle into an even more special present.|
|Sandwich Wraps! I love them... |
No need for cling film if you're a friend of Susan...
These fabulous stitched wrappers will keep your 'butties' fresh all day long.
All these were made in only a couple of hours... toot toot toot
|Also from Susan... a Bendy Bag!|
Proof that they can be made in an hour.
It's fabulous and finished ... toot toot toot.
Bendy Bag patterns are back in stock too!
Posted by Angie at 6:59 a.m.
Monday, 17 August 2015
|And, as you probably would expect... the back of the quilt is quite lovely too.|
Once again, beautiful work... We love it!
All fabrics were from my very own little shop too!
Friday, 14 August 2015
|Christabelle spent her afternoon class doing free-motion doodling on her farmyard blocks... meandering around all those trees, creatures, flowers and tractors... |
very clever and great practice.
|This is Just Edna's practice block for her next gifting project... as it turned out to be fabulous and accurate, it was promoted to be the first block of the bed-head wall hanging, not the practice block.|
|Lady Judith borrowed one of the Juki machines as she thought she had broken her very own Janome... it wasn't broken but there was a little thread jam.. all sorted now. Judith is quilting with diagonal lines... much easier for large quilts.|
|Jean Bean is making a commission quilt... and it needs to be made lick-etty-split... Setting the About A Girl blocks on point by adding triangles to each side works really well doesn't it! This project needs to be pink, very pink-y-pink!|
|Gail had decided that she didn't want to make any more 6 inch Churndash blocks... but she still wanted a good size of quilt. Setting her blocks On-Point sorted out that dilemma... and doesn't it look great too?|