Tuesday, 11 July 2017

And the Heat Goes On...

But it hasn't stopped the wok that the ladies are producing

Beverley had been showing us some different bird designs 

Jackie Rachel and Sue all went with the Seagull design

 Not quite completed but a nice evening well spent.

Johanne was showing her Jelly Roll quilt too

Then Linda showed us how to make some of the transfer crayon cards





 A big thank you to Beverley and Linda for taking these workshops for us to enjoy!

Jackie has been working on her own bird, this time a bit bigger scale! 
 I just love this cute chicken!

 Sally has been tweaking her stumpwork card and here is the finished product
 Carol is still producing many of the pairs of Pyjamas that are sent off to hospitals via the
 Wrap Pyjama Fairies charity

 These are headed off to Neptune Ward at Southend hospital
Well done Carol !  They are lovely and will cheer up any sick child.

Don't forget that next week we will be making the Fabric Covered boxes that you have ordered the card kit for.

You will need a minimum of 30cm of outer fabric and the same for lining, 
If you have a glue spreader, bring that with you, We have ordered the glue.
Please Note That a Fat 1/4 will not work!!! 
No sewing required but you will need scissors

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Flaming June!

It's been a while, but lots going on at group

Jan has finished another cute Applique baby quilt

 Kathy is still joining her stock of EPP's
 Liz added some little flowers to one of the blocks from the Be Attitudes book
 Val is working on her Pear Shaped project
 We are having a box makig day next month so Kay felt she must finish the box she started ...... many years ago
 Brenda is making progress on another Project Linus quilt
 Janis had layered her Hexagon quilt top and was deciding how to quilt it
 Mrs Beal's apprentice Pauline was patiently unpicking some machine embroidery for Pat  - what a star!
nearly there
 Therese is still hooking away on her waistcoat, she was hoping to finish so she could wear this home.  After all, it is only 30deg !!!  💦💦💦
 Lynda was making up a smocked romper suit
very pretty
And Fran was candlewicking another panel for her Grand daughters quilt.
Fran was actually taking it easy after hosting a Quilt Exhibition at her local church at the weekend.

Did you get over and see it? A Wonderful display of quilts and flowers - Well done Fran and Jane and their helpers

Lynda took a workshop yesterday, showing us how to use Transfer Crayons to make a sweet little card.

We used the crayons on a  a paper doily
 Ironed it onto our fabric and began stitching
 A bit of embellishment
 And popped into a card apperture

Annette made two cards

 June couldn't decide how many sparkles to use

 We will see that next week!

Wednesday evening sees Beverly showing us how to make her selection of fabric birds.

These would make a lovely baby mobile

Next Wednesday Lynda will be repeating the card class so if you missed it come along and try this simple technique

Friday, 26 May 2017

Post Holiday Round Up

 There was lots to catch up with after my holiday and the ladies certainly had not been slacking in my absence!

A pretty cushion

 More Sampler blocks from Gill

 A lovely Somerset Folded piece in progress
 A finished Japanese Bobble bag
or two or three....


Sue had finished a pair of Raffy pretties

The Wednesday ladies had had great fun with Diana and her Stumpwork ladies 



 Hopefully we will see these beauties inserted into their card homes soon.

Christine was happy to show her  finished Rail Fence quilt

 Linda has been practicing her  Free Motion Quilting
 And as you can see, is getting very good at it!!
 The picture just does not do Justice to the hand painted piece

 Janis went all Pear Shaped at the Monday session

And so did the ladies




 Bernice had cut her pear up
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 Angie was using a painted felt background

 And Linda has a whole bunch of pears to finish

 And Shirley has fallen into the Crochet Bodice little dress black hole

along with Jo

Jo has sent her dresses off to the Dress a Child charity, but Shirley is too much in love to let hers go, just yet 😍 🙄

We have a Bank Holiday Monday off next week  and normal service  will should resume after that !