Monday, 24 November 2014

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Stitching News

Melissa Bump's Railfence design, kiddy play mat.... like a quilt really but hey ho.
Once the sandwich was made, Melissa met the wonderful walking foot and started shadow quilting the zig-zag pattern.
Lorna had seen the forest of fabric trees on the classroom wall and wanted one for her very own self... a few fabric strips later and the very useful 60 degree line on the ruler...
There was almost a tree... 
Farmer Lynda added borders to her second Railfence table runner... not that she had finished the first one I might add... and right at the end of the day we managed to squeeze is a little sandwich making so there will be shadow quilting next time.
Brenda Duck didn't make our beginner Railfence table runner when she first joined us... I think she must have been feeling left out so she's making one for her very own self now, so it's like a Back to basics project.
Our Rebel Josie is smitten with a teddy trend... she's loving the Teddy Bear patterns from Kids Quilts... who can blame her, they are quite lovely and a very decent size! 
If you dare, click on this link to see some of the 27 fabulous new fabrics that arrived on Thursday.... thank goodness for my extra trolleys!!! Beautiful fabrics that make you want to sew sew sew sew sew sew sew

Friday, 21 November 2014

Fabulous And Finished

Morning Judith popped in to show off her latest fabulous and finished quilt.
It's the Split 9-Patch design and will be gifted very soon
Brenda Duck also finished her Split 9-Patch quilt... it will be adorning her table as a topper...  of course it could be used as a cosy lap quilt too, how very versatile!
Our quilt rebel, Josie, finally finished her jolly Jack Russell quilt. It's a pattern that she purchased at the Uttoxeter Quilt Show in April this year... who would have thought that William Morris fabric would look so good with bright orange Batik?
Lorna did her homework...
the binding's all stitched in place so she proudly held up her Railfence Table Runner, the first fabulous and finished project on her road to deep addiction!
Sheila also has a fabulous finish... beautiful Batik fabric for a lovely little, hand stitched, wall hanging, lovely!
Toot toot toot ladies, your work is wonderful and very, very inspiring... and so say all of us, boom boom!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Stitching News

Gail finished her beautiful Batik Bargello quilt top. It's made with two and a half inch strips... not a Jelly Roll though, Gail carefully chose all of the fabrics. The idea was to match the colours in her lounge... now all she needs is a new carpet!! ha ha ha
Princess Jackie purchased these fabrics last Tuesday (from my very own quilt shop)... I kid you not! The quilt needs to be donated for auction next week so Jackie used top gear to get this fabulous top ready to be sandwiched before class this week. A few hours of quilting is all that's needed now... and the binding of course!
Jolly Jo came to play. She had the beginnings of this Square Dance Wreath all screwed up in her bag as she had forgotten how to continue with it... a little expert advice soon got her sorted out and by the end of the day she was quilting it.
Giggly Gillian purchased this kit at the NEC Festival of Quilts in August. The instructions were not quite right so we had to fudge a bit to get the borders sorted out. Here Gillian is being a star using her appliqué pressing sheet so as not to gunk up the iron or the board... I love it when people take care with my equipment!!!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Fabulous And Finished

Fran Cupcake was the the first up on the photo step with her Fabulous Finish for a tooting fanfare... this is one of my favourite designs made with a Jelly Roll.
 Fran is quite delighted with her handy work... and rightly so
Here's the back of Fran's Hexagon quilt, all little bits got used up!
My photo step was catching the wonderful winter sunshine yesterday, that's why you can see through to the hexagons on the other side...
not to mention the fabulous quilting!
Gail's up next with her fabulous and finished bug quilt... toot toot toot Gail
She's going to give the quilt away one day, but for now she's loving it too much to say goodbye to it... ha ha ha, I have those issues too!
Jean Bean finished her totally terrific and super-splendid 3D folded cushion... with a zip!! She used our delicious Art Gallery fabrics so it feels lovely and luxurious too.
Toot toot toot Jean Bean
Not technically finished as there's still hand stitching to be done on the binding but there's a chance we might not see this beautiful Jelly Roll quilt again. Sue was commissioned to make it for a special friend... she has 2 you know!!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Stitching News

Fabulous and Finished... toot toot toot
PM Pam is anticipating a baby boom in her life so she's getting ahead...
Hugs and Kisses are perfect for any new arrival
This is the back of Pam's quilt... great quilting!
This quilt has been made for a little fellow so, next on Pam's agenda must be a little lady quilt me thinks... you never know what colour baby is coming until it arrives do you... best be prepared!

PM Pam, like many others, has continued with the stocking making. This one will have a few little bits and bobs added but Pam wanted to experiment using only two fabrics... obviously... anything goes!
Christabelle has a fabulous finish too... toot toot toot...
a large and luxurious cushion...
I'm quite sure it's been made using a Moda Charm pack and a little PMS
We love it... Pleasing My Self is such fun

Oooooh Just Edna joined some of the new blocks together so we could preview the secondary pattern... I have to say that we were all delighted with the curvaceous thing (adjective... having an attractively curved shape..... but usually used for women!) ha ha ha
It might look lilke a messy set of tables to you but production was up
Monday Sheila produced many baubles and all these stockings...
 They are actually dog stockings for doggie treats...
she made them to donate for a charity stall

Just Jan's making a 3D folded cushion for a Christmas gift...
fabulous colours!

Monday, 17 November 2014

More Stitching News

Jo has her binding on... it will be stitched at home because there's another project bursting with excitement to be started
Sheila has her binding machined on and the hand stitching will be done at home. See the lovely hanger Sheila chose... we have loads to choose from in my very own shop
Josie has a super duper machine that does lovely embroidery...
She made this for gifting as a dressing table runner.
Joan The Shop is really enjoying her Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope blocks. She's getting each one ready to be individually quilted then joined together with the method in her Lyn Edwards book
New Sue stayed after class to make her sandwich...
all hands on deck for this process!
Gail finished stitching her circles for the commission quilt.
It's for an Iron Man fan apparently. There are borders to be added yet.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Double Day Workshop

What a fabulous day it was... 
Stockings and Baubles galore!!! Here's a few and many more will be made

There's another Double Day, Stockings and Baubles workshop on the 6th December