Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A Progression of Projects

  There was not many members at group this evening, though we did have a new lady to confuse!  Welcome to Gill, and we hope that you will return next week!

Barbara - of the Drunkards Path blocks - has now started to get those blocks together.

 Lots of different ( and some quite old....) fabrics in this quilt.

 And we are so proud of Gillian - she has finished (her one and only ) Wonky Log Cabin block. She didn't give in, even though she found this a bit tricky.
I believe "Never again" has been spoken

 Amanda is hand quilting a Sampler quilt, just a peak (it's lovely) I will show you the whole, when it is completed

 Maggie is on a production line making a Vinyl Fronted Zipper Pouch  using the tutorial on our other page.

 Elizabeth is halfway through her foundation pieced Double Wedding Ring segments
Lovely Liberty prints

 Sue is Appliquéing her Grand Daughters name and this panel will be popped into a frame to hang in her bedroom.

 Carol brought in Sonia and Sophie to show us! She has made them at the crochet group she attends. Aren't the just the cutest?

The coach has been booked for the Malvern Autumn Quilt show, so pencil the date in your diary - forms will be out by the end of July.

A couple more Tutorials will be added during the next few days so keep an eye out. Let me know if there is anything that you would particularly like to see. 

Thursday, 14 May 2015

A Little bit of Sparkle!

 Jackie Has finished her piece of Wall Art. The appliquéd panel has been stretched over an art canvas and is ready to hang in her new bedroom.
the design came from a birthday card

Carol has finished her Twisted Log Cabin cushion - isn't it striking! -  this is her donation to the cushion raffle in September

 Gillian is still struggling with her piece, but bless her, she is determined to finish it!  It is starting to come together.
 Jackie is using a printed panel to make an Alphabet Bunting string
 Another cushion in the making, this time a Celtic Knot from Sally

Elizabeth has started another Double Wedding Ring quilt, and this time she is using a paper foundation method

 One down - 99 to go!

a lovely print
 Bernice is trying to follow an unfriendly pattern to make a Chicken Doorstop

not good instructions...
 Maggie is still working on her Garden Angel quilt, and is piecing tiny squares that will be the sashing

sorry - a bit blurry

Hayley is still breeding those little reindeer heads and these will have a sweetie popped into their mouths

And the Sparkle???

Well I think that this is a first for our group......

We have an ENGAGEMENT!!!!!
The dazzle made me shake!

 Congratulations to Hayley and Andy!!!

Lots of arrangements to be made for their wedding later in the year!!!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Cake overload!

 At group today. Over the past week there have been four birthdays, so as the birthday girls had not worked out a system to drip feed the cakes that they would bring in, we had four lots to work our way through. Don't worry - we managed it!!!

A couple of the ladies had attended a local workshop and had made themselves a table-runner
Jo's bright colors
Bernice's trio of colour
 Angie had attended the same place but had completed a different design.
this one is very long!
 Barbara was also on table toppers, but hers was made from the Twisted Log Cabin blocks made a group.
 And it looks like Carole has joined in the table covering brigade and has almost finished her TLC
Very stricking colour choice!
 Val is still working on her blocks

 And Pauline ...... well her TLC has not progressed very far - but she has made a lovely job of covering her Cut & Press board.Winking EmoticonWinking EmoticonEmoticon with eyes wide openEmoticon with eyes wide open

 Lynda spent the afternoon counting her smocking rows ( with a bit of back sewing too)
very pretty
 Bridget has been quilting her star block

 And Eileen is looking for her next project.

a favourite book
Angie was hooking a rug for her bedside
 Annette has made one of the little lampshades. These top a champagne glass and have a flameless candle popped in the glass.

 Mrs Beal was sewing down the binding on one of two Kaffe Fassett quilts that she has made
VERY colourful and beautifully quilted
 Janis is stitching an art piece
Nice pair pear
Barbara has also finished her red-work cushion that we saw in progress a few weeks ago
 Annette pulled out another couple of completed items. Her Sashiko panel has been added to a boxy zipper pouch
 And her Stunning Stitches piece has turned into a very smart I Pad case

 Brenda has made her contribution to our autumn Bag-a-Bola stall

 Jo has a son that lives in Canada and a Daughter that lives in South Africa ( so she has some lovely holidays!) and "Mothers Day" there falls at a different time to here in the UK, but I thought that you would like to see the card that she had received.
Sooo true!!

 Next Monday is our All Day and Janis will be showing us a Hussuff - and if you want to know more - you will have to join us!

Friday, 1 May 2015

Wednesday Wonders

 Gillian was bravely tackling the Twisted Log Cabin blocks by hand. This may be an advantage because there was much reverse sewing and I may have heard her mutter (more than once) "this is making me depressed!" . But to her credit - she kept on going.  At the end of the evening, she had not progressed too far, but I think at last "by George! She's Got IT!!"

Rosemary tidied up our Library database and advised Susan regarding the making of a "Humbug" bag

 before finishing off a couple of very pretty smocked coat hanger covers.

 Carol was on a mission to progress one of her smocked Christmas Baubles
 There were borders being added to a sweet Hungry Caterpillar panel
rubbish photo! Must have been running when I took this!
 And Elizabeth was binding a pretty baby quilt.
Pooh is always a favourtite
 Susan was ensuring her backing on this oriental quilt was nice and smooth before she gets on with the quilting
 Remember the card that Jackie had received as a thank you for making her friend a quilt last week ?

 Well this is THE quilt!
 The friend went on a course ( no crafting experience) to make the card and took the pin-wheel as her inspiration. It's nice to know that the hours of sewing are appreciated.

Another Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK so no Monday meeting next week. 

                           Have a Great Weekend!!