Sunday, 19 February 2017

A Mixed Selection

 Lots of "Pre" Linus prep work going on at group this week


Some were using quite simple designs with fun fabric selections

 Some applique and some that I have been told I am not allowed to show till our official Linus day!
 Barbara had finished her lovely Scissor Keeper

 She has added beads around the edge too.  Tiny work and very pretty.
 Lynda (much to her annoyance) had started a pretty ribbon embroidery that she received as a Christmas gift.  I was so good to have our friend back with us again 💝
 Kathy and Elaine had been to a box making workshop and were both trying to get their boxes finished
Kathy's

Elaine's
 Eileen is tackling the "Be Attitudes" blocks for another quilt 
 Barbara (must "Be Mad") is sewing teeny tiny hexagons

 Ellen is embellishing a plain tee shirt with her button box
very effective - is it to hide a food spill?
 We have some super secret sewing going on around the room

 I am looking forward to seeing what this years Challenge brings

More hexagons from Jan - but a bit bigger ones here!

 Alison has decided it is time to have a clear out of things that she has purchased but will never use, she brought along some of her items for sale.
This seems like a good idea, she had many takers for her unwanted goods. 

If you would like a little sales table, speak to a committee member and we will get some dates sorted.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Missing Photos!



 I seem to have lost a pile of pics so this will be a short post!!

One of our ladies is organising a Quilt Exhibition in June, at her local church. She also belongs to a Candlewicking Group that meet once a month. They have been working on some very pretty Candlwicked blocks that will make a quilt to be raffled at the Exhibition.

The design is based on Flower Faries

 The quilt is almost finished, and is BEAUTIFUL! 
17-18 June 2017


Quilt and Flower Festival 
St Andrew's Church, Broughton NN14 1LU



Open 10am-4pm. Exhibition of Beautiful Handmade Quilts, Flower Displays,
Make & Take, Homemade Produce & Plant stalls, Sale Tables, Quilt Raffle and Prize Raffle.
Programmes £2
All proceeds to St Andrew’s Church.
Refreshments available all day including Light Lunch & Cream Teas,
Childrens activity tent and parking.


Back in the room, Shirley was working on a "secret" project
I wonder what this can be 😉

Kay was sorting out some very pretty Liberty prints

And Chris is working on the applique cushion

Carol is better at remembering to sort out photos!  These are from the Wednesday girls.

Brenda is working on her Log Cabin Wreath that we started in a Wednesday Workshop


Amanda (we think) has finished this Scrappy Quilt as You Go Quilt
very colourful
 This is a very pretty Linus offering
 We had a new member join us, Linda, and she was working on an oriental applique


 Another head start on our Linus quilts, this one from Rosemary

Rosemary has been working hard. This is her completed Giraffe and Jackie is well on the way with hers 

I'd like to give you a hug -  there's no 'arm in it


Don't forget that we have our Linus week next week  (20th & 22nd Feb)  We already have had quite a few quilts started and some even finished. Hoping that we can get another bumper crop this year.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Wednesday Round Up

 There was more prep work ready for our Linus Night in February

 Ena was using a pretty panel
 And Maureen was piecing some shirting fabrics.
 Last year we handed over 176 Linus quilts. I wonder if we will beat that target this year?


 Meanwhile Gill was finishing off this cute fabric doll

 Jackie was stuffing her Giraffe soft toy
 This picture does Linda's cushion cover no jsutice at all.

 She has used metallic threads to free motion around the motifs and is adding seed stitch and colonial knots to highlight the images.