Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Stitching News

Barbie started this quilt quite a while ago but it had had to be set aside for other projects with tighter deadlines. In setting it aside, it had been forgotten. When the young lady asked her Nan, 'Where's my pink quilt' Barbie remembered it needed finishing... so finish it she will.
Lady Judith added the final borders of her lovely Little Black Dress 2 quilt top, it's a huge one measuring 102" by 87". The back will be made by adding a Charm Pack strip between two long pieces of fabric, to add a little interest... a sandwich Saturday booking has been made!

PM Pam likes to try new things, when a new magazine arrives with new ideas... she gets excited. This cushion caught Pam's attention as she's never tried Prairie Points before... as you can see, she mastered them splendidly. My delightful Dutch Heritage fabrics look fabulous, don't you think? 
Not from a new magazine but from an older one... this fabulous Christmas Tree is made with the same strip method as the Love Star some ladies made recently. It's a super quick project to make. Pam just needs to quilt it. I suspect there will be more of these trees made.
Last today, but not least, we can toot toot toot for another Fabulous and Finished cushion made by Christabelle for another extreeeeemly lucky friend. See the Hexagons have been fussy cut to make the lovely lace-y pattern...
That's all the photos I took, not that I didn't have time, I have no excuses... what a lovely day we had in my very own quilt shop, beautiful projects, lovely ladies, interesting conversation, a few deliveries (yes, more fabric)... I just forgot!
An evening visit to the hospital means the stitches are now out of my poorly flipper wound... so, onward and upward... lets start getting back to normal... whatever that is?

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Festival Of Quilts

Coach Trips to
Festival of Quilts
NEC Birmingham
Largest Quilt Show in Europe
Saturday 9th August £15.00
&
Sunday 10th August £15.00

Also available from  Angie's Shop

Show entrance tickets £10.00 each

Contact Angie on 07807 530441

Friday, 18 July 2014

Stitching News

Michelle My Belle finished perfectly piecing and sandwiched her 28 inch cushion front. She made a good start on the quilting too. This cushion, when finished, will be used on a large rocking chair.
Peggy's also making cushions, these tops are quilted, trimmed and ready to be finished. During class she made two backs with zips beautifully installed.
Almost all ladies put zips in their cushion backs these days... since I found a superbly easy and fool-proof way of doing them.
Sheila continued with her Quilt-As-You-Go blocks.
She was surprised to have only completed three blocks in a whole day... well, there's no rush to finish this quilt... we did point out how much chatting Sheila had done and she blamed us for distracting her!
Brenda Barbara had finished her bed runner quilt top, great tutorial here, so she worked on the backing. At the very same time she's making another quilt with her left over fabrics... there was a seam ripper involved in that task, Brenda is one of our highly skilled seam rippers!
Milly, who usually pieces by hand, is making this block by machine as a prototype for a larger project. She want's to piece perfectly so was learning top tips along the way, including un-sewing! She says it's much easier to be accurate with hand stitching... that's debate-a-bubble eh!
Milly almost made a quilt top in a day, perfectly purple.
She has a super-duper sewing machine, a Janome, but the quarter inch foot makes the seams too wide so we experimented a little. She can move her needle over to the right so, licketty-split, the problem hic-cup was sorted.
Josie, our patchwork rebel, arrived for her class announcing that she wanted to make Tumbling Blocks. I didn't have a pattern so, I had to figure it out on paper... it's just strips and 60 degree angles and 'Y' seams...
(I'm sure knew that already, duh)
 They look great eh!
Christabelle popped in to show us her latest fabulous and finished gifting cushion. Toot toot toot... It's a beautiful Batik fabric with hearts skilfully appliqu├ęd in place with fabulous free motion quilting following the Batik design... as simple as that!