|Enid has stepped outside of the box with her quilting...|
It looks great too... I hope you can see it in my picture
Oh boy how I love her fabric choices.
Sunday, 24 September 2017
I've got Ditsy Floral Six Packs ready in my very own shop... each one with 30 different 6" Squares.
I decided not to simply sew the squares together... like I have done with the other Six Packs I have. Floral fabrics look great with denim blue so... I cut blue 6" squares and made up 60 HST's Half Square Triangles.... then I set about trying to decide which setting to use
The first block of the workshop day takes a little longer to complete, what with all the Top Tips to learn. It's all pretty basic stuff that's easy once you know how... any why.
But after that first testing block... the rest are easy-peasy, with real Lemon Squeezy
I will be repeating this workshop early in the new year should you fancy a delightful day all to your very own self!
|Farmer Lynda was quilting her second 24" Pineapple Blossom Cushion front during class. It's coming along a treat and she's extremely happy about that.|
|This is the fabulous and finished and perfectly quilted backing for Chrystal's cushion, using up all the leftover Batik beauties from making the front... nifty-thrifty!|
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
|Queen Jackie finished all 16 of her six inch Pineapple Blossom blocks, so that's the 24" cushion top ready for quilting. Jackie is piecing all of the Bonus HST (Half Square Triangles) for her cushion back... influenced by my very own thriftiness!|
|Princess Jackie had the luxury of empty tables for a change and used every one to help place the fabulous Hidden Wells blocks in the right order, which helped... mostly! ha ha ha|
|More tooting now for Luna Twirly...|
A fabulous and finished gifting set of placemats with a co-ordinating table runner. Perfectly stitched with some quite quirky quilting designs... of course, now we all want to have a go!
|The back of Brenda Barbara's cushion used up all of the Bonus Half Square Triangles and all of the left over strips... we love to play with left overs. Toot toot toot BB!|
|Wow... this is the back of Sporty Sue's Tripping Around The World quilt|
She finally finished trippy quilting and got right down to trimming the crusts off... there are a lot of crusts on a whole world!!! A fabulous backing, no?
|Christine also finished a little quilt top... Made from a Fat Quarter gift pack from Who knows where... this will be a lovely lap quilt once it's finished... Sandwich time now though.|
|Gail announced that she was stitching the last row of blocks to her huge quilt... much to her relief. Border decisions have been discussed and much pondering will be done ready for the next sewing session.|
No apologies though... Life does go on... it is just a blog after all...
And I'm not even going to mention all the sewing supplies and fabrics that came to find it's very own way into my already full to bursting emporium!!! ha ha ha
Sunday, 10 September 2017
|Fran Cupcake is having a ball... she is squeal-ie-squeal happy with her latest pleasure from her new book Making Luna Lapin... The book is adorable and full of clothing projects... Fran has decided to make everything... Pajamas the lot|
|Not what a lady should do but I lifted the skirts!!!|
How cute are those bloomers and every detail on the wonderful coat!!
|Helen has been having fun stitching Crumbs and Mile-A-Minute blocks...|
they are wonderful with rich colours and quirky little prints
There are more to make.
|Brenda Barbara also finished her Pineapple Blossom cushion front and spent some time playing with the left over fabrics for the back... more on that next week. I know it is a rubbish picture... there was a lot of sunshine for a few minutes!!|
We will schedule another Cathedral Windows workshop in the new year, just so you know.
It's our September Sunday Sewing, Patchwork Party today...
9am to 5pm of seriously-stitchy fun and frivolity... with a fabulous catered lunch... Life Is Good!!!
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
|Sporty Sue finished her wonderful Trip Around The World top and made a sandwich just before the Bank Holiday Week(end) She's been busily quilting it... It's a long way around the world you know!! each circuit getting a lot longer than the last|
|And while Christie was choosing her next fabric kit, I got out my perfectly purple camera to get a shot of Christies Fabulous and Finished beginner cushion... toot toot toot...|
We have a Sunday Sewing Patchwork Party this weekend. You might not believe it is possible but we are all very excited about it... we love to have a great, full, long day to socially sew while other people sort out our refreshments and lunch!!! ha ha ha
Saturday, 2 September 2017
|First off... this is not my picture... I stole it from here but it lead me to a full day of stitching! Customers can make the most wonderful things with my fabrics and this is a perfect example, don't you think? When I saw how fabulous the striped fabric looks on Sophie's Buttercup Bag handle strap, I went off on a creative tangent... It's all Sophie's fault and I told her so!|
Not quite enough time to finish the experiment...
but I love it!
Friday, 1 September 2017
Thursday, 31 August 2017
|I have now tidied my shop ready for opening again and the return to 'normal'.. once all the windows were cleaned etc... I went back to my sewing, this could be classed as an addiction!! ha. Quilting doesn't actually make much mess, unlike Patchwork.|
Classes resume on Monday...
See you later?